Dear Managing Editor



feasibility, competencies


Dental schools across the world aim to prepare and train dental graduates to be competent and fi t to practice independently. However, educators seem to differ in their objectives and ideals. Globally, offi cial documents on competencies for the new dental graduates were published – The American Dental Education Association (ADEA) approved competencies;1 the Canadian dental programmes adopted a national consensus for competencies in 1994;2 the General Assembly of the Association for Dental Education in Europe approved competencies for the European Dentist;3 and the Dental Council of New Zealand in 2012.4


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How to Cite

Maart, R. (2023). Dear Managing Editor. South African Dental Journal, 78(04), 179. Retrieved from