HC Deb 06 July 1998 vol 315 c384W
Ms Drown

To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) if he will make a statement on the introduction of new classes of dental auxiliaries; [48013]

(2) what plans the Government have to amend the Dentists Act 1984 to allow pilot trials to test the effectiveness of new classes of dental auxiliaries. [48014]

Mr. Milburn

We have let the General Dental Council know that we strongly support their proposals for trials of new classes of professionals complementary to dentistry to see if there are duties which could be delegated by registered dentists. We are looking for a legislative opportunity to make the amendments to the Dentists Act 1984 which are necessary to permit these trials.

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