• The advertised Degree of Dentistry which would be taught in a Vocational Education private center, neither has the necessary legal authorization nor receives the support from the presumed partner University
Madrid, 25 August 2015- The Spanish Dental Association makes a public warning about a presumed fraud in a Degree of Dentistry which is being offered in Castellón by a Vocational Education private center, allegedly associated with a private Portuguese University, and that would start the courses in September.
As the Spanish Dental Association has been informed, the Degree of Dentistry advertised in Castellon has not passed the corresponding assessment protocols to be taught. To date, there is no evidence that the National Agency for Quality Assessment and Recognition (ANECA) –body that evaluates, recognizes and certifies the curriculum before being verified by the Council of Universities- has posted on its website the mention Degree, therefore it would not count with its favorable assessment report.
Besides, the advertised Degree of Dentistry has not got the support of the presumed partner University either. In this situation, the Spanish Dental Association has proceeded to report the facts to the Ministry of Education and calls on all Regional Governments to use extreme surveillance and control measures in order to avoid the proliferation of such fraudulent actions.
Furthermore, in order to avoid possible deception, the Spanish Dental Association encourages students to be vigilant and exercise caution and, before enrolling, request the verifications and evaluations made by the competent authorities to confirm the official status of the Degrees.
The Health and Education Regional Governments have also been informed by the Official Dental College of Castellon to act accordingly and make the necessary investigations to clarify this irregular situation as soon as possible.
At the same time, the Portuguese University has dissociated itself from this situation and has clarified that does not currently work with any training or education center to teach undergraduate studies in Dentistry in our country. As revealed by a representative of the University, the information published on the alleged collaboration to teach a Degree of Dentistry in Spain is absolutely false, and has confirmed the breaking of any possible link with agencies and training centers in Spain, so in case its name and image should be used, it shall take the necessary measures to denounce this illegality.