No, they need a BDS (Bachelor of Dental Science) and be registered with the Dental Council.
They then choose to advance or specialise, by studying for a MDS (Masters) and so on up the ladder towards gaining a Doctorate or beyond.
The British have a long history of dental care, having invented tooth decay back in the 16th century, when sugar became part of the everyday diet.
Since that time, the people in the UK have sought many varied and unusual ways to yellow their teeth, and to also come up with the most painful method of drilling and/or extraction.
The citizens of the UK have always taken a patriotic pride in their yellowing stumps, so much so that in and around 1620, people were actually expelled from these shores purely because their teeth somehow remained a distinctly unhealthy shade of white.
The first "gleamers", as they were called, were ejected on a ship called the Mayflower, which set off in a westerly direction until their navigator, one Benjamin Osmond, sighted land which is now known as North America.
Benjamin and his family set off inland and helped found Utah, where his descendants continue gleaming today.
If you look at the present population of the USA, you will still be able to pick out the odd gleamer here and there, and scientists are now sure, owing to the advances made in genetics, that pretty much every one of these people can trace their ancestry right back to the original settlers from the UK.
Here in the UK, gleamers are still regarded as suspicious, and border guards are always on the lookout for them at ports and airports.
Some Americans wishing to visit the UK for a holiday have even been known to forego teeth cleaning and/or swill black coffee for a month or two before arrival, purely to obtain the correct degree of healthy yellowness.
This potted history is totally factual.