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March 18, 2020

Today the Dental Schools Council (DSC), the UK Committee of Postgraduate Dental Deans and Directors (COPDEND) the Joint Committee on Postgraduate Training in Dentistry (JCPTD) and the General Dental Council have met via teleconference to discuss arrangements to support dental students, trainees and recent graduates across the UK, while restrictions to control the spread of COVID-19 are in operation. A joint statement on the arrangements to be put in place is currently being drafted and will be issued by midday on Friday 20 March, at the latest. The statement will cover students on undergraduate BDS courses, those undertaking training to be a dental care professional, dental professionals in foundation or vocational training and postgraduate specialty training.