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The 'Grandfathering'/Direct Entry of Dental Specialists which ended on 31 December 2008 will be extended for another 2 years for the specialties of Endodontics, Prosthodontics, Paediatric Dentistry, Orthodontics and Periodontics; and 3 years for Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. Applications for 'Grandfathering'/Direct Entry of Dentists will now close on 31 December 2010 and 31 December 2011 respectively.

This extension is to accommodate Dentists who are currently in transition between 'Grandfathering'/Direct Entry and the full entry requirements for the specialist register. All applicants will still have to fulfill the requirements set by the DSAB if they wish to apply for Grandfathering into the specialist register. Click to view the conditions for 'Grandfathering'/Direct Entry.