Proposed requirements for a European Doctorate in Dentistry: a discussion document prepared by a special interest group under the auspices of the Association for Dental Education in Europe

H. Kersten, D. Bearn, S. Gundersen, P. Holbrook, N. Kotsanos, M. Radnai, J. Virtanen

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    In the Bologna process a third cycle is distinguished at the doctoral level. In documents on the Bologna process it is advocated to harmonise the structure and requirements of the doctorate, which in Europe are characterised by a wide variety. Differences exist in all possible requirements between countries, and even between schools within one country differences can be seen. In this paper an inventory is made of these differences in the dental doctorate between European countries. Moreover, the need for necessary harmonisation of requirements for a European dental doctorate is strongly advocated and a proposal is presented.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)35-42
    Number of pages8
    JournalEuropean Journal of Dental Education
    Issue number1
    Publication statusPublished - Feb 2010


    • European doctorate
    • Dental doctorate
    • European PhD
    • Harmonisation
    • Quality

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