Shahira Abdullah on Dental Registration (Amendment) Bill
02 Aug 2021 05:41pm
In Parliament on Monday (Aug 2), NMP Shahira Abdullah said a requirement for all foreign-trained dentistry graduates to take a qualifying exam for conditional registration in Singapore is long overdue. However, she is concerned about the timing of implementation. Dr Shahira asked about students already enrolled in foreign universities who chose those accredited schools precisely because they would not have to take the exam. She also hopes applicants would be allowed more attempts to pass the exam, as they might be at a disadvantage in having to set their skills against the local context.