Senators approve bill making it easier for non-EU dentists to work in Czechia

The Czech Senate has approved a bill making it easier for dentists from non-EU states to work in Czechia. Under the legislation, which was fast-tracked through the lower house, dentists from outside the bloc will be allowed to work under the supervision of another dentist who meets certain criteria.

The move comes in response to a shortage of professionals in the field, though the Czech Chamber of Dentists has questioned the scheme.

The bill will now go to the president for signature.

The director of one hospital told the Czech News Agency that 1.8 million people in Czechia, which has a population of 10.7 million, do not have access to a dentist at present.

Author: Ian Willoughby