Dear Mr. Danilidou,

Thank you very much for your kind reply and for your additional clarifications.

Let me clarify that the Directive does not prevent you from internally considering the "oral and maxillo-facial surgery" as both a medical and a dental specialisation. For internal purposes therefore you are not prevented to implement these changes as long as the new regulation is justified and proportionate.

Nevertheless, the automatic recognition of this specialty would only considered as a medical specialty in other Member States under point 5.1.3. of Annex V of the Directive, and given that this category require the completion of both a medical and dental basic qualification. Greece shall ensure that the title would continue to be delivered only to professionals who obtained both basic qualifications.

I hope this clarification helps.

Kind regards,

András Zsigmond
Legislative Assistant – Legal desk officer, policy

European Commission
DG for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs
Unit E5 Professional Qualifications and Skills
1000 Brussels, Belgium
office: N105 01/74, tel.: +32-2-29-87886
e-mail: andras.zsigmond@ec.europa.eu