Dentists Act

(Original Enactment: Act 24 of 1999)

(30th December 2000)
An Act to establish the Dental Council, to provide for the registration of dentists and for matters connected therewith.
[15th October 1999]
Short title
1.  This Act may be cited as the Dentists Act.
2.  In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires —
“certificate of registration” means a certificate of registration issued under section 16 ;
“Complaints Committee” means a Complaints Committee appointed under section 35;
“Council” means the Dental Council established under section 3;
“Disciplinary Committee” means a Disciplinary Committee appointed under section 40;
“Health Committee” means the Health Committee appointed under section 48;
“practice of dentistry” includes —
(a)the performance of any operation and the treatment of any diseases, deficiencies, deformities or lesions on or of the human teeth or jaws or associated structures, whether intraorally or extraorally;
(b)the correction of malpositions of the human teeth or jaws or associated structures;
(c)the performance of radiographic work in connection with the human teeth or jaws or associated structures;
(d)the administration of an anaesthetic agent in connection with any operation on the human teeth or jaws or associated structures;
(e)the mechanical construction or the renewal or repair of dentures or restorative dental appliances;
(f)the performance of any operation on, or the giving of any treatment, advice or attendance to any person, as preparatory to, or for the purpose of or for or in connection with, the fitting, inserting, fixing, constructing, repairing or renewing of dentures or restorative dental appliances; and
(g)the performance of any such operation and the giving of any such treatment, advice or attendance as is usually performed or given by dentists,
and the expression “practise dentistry” has a corresponding meaning;
“practising certificate” means a practising certificate granted under section 17 ;
“President” means the President of the Dental Council;
“register” means the dentists register kept under section 13;
“registered dentist” means a person who is registered as a dentist under this Act and includes a person deemed to be a registered dentist under section 64(1), and “registered as a dentist” and “registration as a dentist” have corresponding meanings;
“Registrar” means the Registrar appointed under section 12;
“repealed Act” means the Dentists Act (Cap. 76, 1985 Ed.) repealed by this Act.