The Aberdeen Dental School has had its sufficiency status confirmed by the General Dental Council.
Sufficiency is a 'seal of approval' from the GDC, as it officially approves the Dental School's programme to train dentists and graduates can subsequently apply to join the GDC Register.
Professor Richard Ibbetson, Director of Dentistry, was delighted to receive the confirmation.
He said: "The recognition of the Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS) programme in Aberdeen is the culmination of eight years of hard work by the dedicated staff team at Aberdeen Dental School and Hospital, together with the sustained support of the Institute for Education in Medical and Dental Sciences.
"Formal recognition allows the Dental School to move forward with its ambitious plans to develop the BDS degree programme further and also to add a portfolio of taught postgraduate programmes from 2018.
"These developments together with an expansion in research activity mean that the school is well-placed to serve the needs of Scotland and the rest of the UK."