Dentists Bill

Bill No. 17/1999

Read the first time on 4th May 1999.
An Act to establish the Dental Council, to provide for the registration of dentists and for matters connected therewith, to repeal the Dentists Act (Chapter 76 of the 1985 Revised Edition) and to make consequential amendments to other written law.
Be it enacted by the President with the advice and consent of the Parliament of Singapore, as follows:
Short title and commencement
1.  This Act may be cited as the Dentists Act 1999 and shall come into operation on such date as the Minister may, by notification in the Gazette, appoint.
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;
“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 65(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) repealed by this Act.