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Dental pain


Dawne Parris

Dental pain

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A PROPOSAL by Government to allow dentists who study at the University of the West Indies (UWI) in Trinidad to practise here without passing the Barbados Dental Council exam is not sitting well with the association representing registered dentists.
But Minister of Health Donville Inniss is insisting on more transparency in the process that has blocked graduates of the School of Dentistry at Mount Hope, St Augustine, from working here.
“We have a number of Barbadians who have been trained in dentistry at the University of the West Indies in Trinidad who are practising dentistry in Trinidad, but can’t practise in Barbados. I think I have a duty as minister to find a solution to that,” he said in an interview with the DAILY?NATION.
The Government, which invests $150 000 on each student sent to Mount Hope, has proposed that graduates be allowed registration to practise dentistry in Barbados after two years of practice in an approved jurisdiction, once they are in receipt of a certificate of good standing from the jurisdiction.

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