European Federation of Periodontology Survey of Postgraduate and Specialist Training in Europe in 2020: Periodontal specialist training in Europe

Kenneth A Eaton*, Nicola X West, Nairn H F Wilson, Mariano Sanz

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Abstract

Aims
The survey's aim was to establish which universities and other educational organisations deliver postgraduate and specialist training in Periodontology in the 31 countries who are members of the European Federation of Periodontology (EFP) and to obtain details of how these programmes are organised, funded, regulated and evaluated.

Methods
A questionnaire and covering letter were emailed to all national periodontal societies. The questions were on the name of country, official recognition, training programmes, entry to specialist training, specialist training assessment and recognition after completion of training.

Results
Twenty nine (93%) of national periodontal societies responded. Key findings included: Periodontology was reported as being recognised at a national level in 17 countries, there was a three year full-time programme in 12 countries, no fees were charged for specialist training in 10 countries, in 14 countries trainees received annual salaries, end of training (summative) assessments varied from country to country, 12 countries reported that they had a requirement for specialists in Periodontology to complete continuing education to maintain registration as specialists.

Conclusions
This survey has established which universities and other educational organisations deliver postgraduate and specialist training in Periodontology and how these programmes are organised, funded, regulated and evaluated. To provide uniformly high quality periodontal care for patients in all European countries, further harmonisation of postgraduate and specialty training in Periodontology would be advantageous.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages7
JournalEuropean Journal of Dental Education
Early online date17 Aug 2021
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 21 Aug 2021

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© 2021 The Authors. European Journal of Dental Education published by John Wiley & Sons Ltd.

Keywords

  • Specialist training
  • periodontology
  • Europe
  • 2020

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