In support of its quality policy, the Dutch Dental Association (NMT) has undertaken a survey to examine dentists’ views on continuing education, accreditation, and their postgraduate course attendance. In December 2004 a written questionnaire was sent to a sample of 710 dentists, of whom 504 (71%) responded. The data were analysed using SPSS. Most dentists (93%) attended one or more courses since January 2003. They tend to concentrate on a few subjects, mainly on clinical procedures. About half (45%) of the respondents are in favour of continuing education accreditation for dentists. Compared to opponents, supporters are more positive about continuing education in general and spend more time reading specialist literature. Furthermore, the greater part of dentists indicates that it is important to have some kind of quality mark for postgraduate courses.