With effect from 1st January 2008, the Dental Registration Act requires any person who wishes to practise as a dental specialist to register with the Singapore Dental Council.
Applicants should first obtain accreditation from the Dental Specialist Accreditation Board (DSAB). For more information on DSAB's requirements, please access the DSAB website.
Upon obtaining the letter of accreditation from DSAB, applicants may proceed to apply for registration as specialist with the Singapore Dental Council. Prior to application, please ensure that you have registered the relevant higher qualifications with the Council. Kindly submit the completed application form for registration as dental specialist , together with the letter of accreditation from DSAB and prescribed fee of $500 to the Council.
Use of titles and designations
For Dentists registered under the Dental Specialist Register, they will only use the titles " Dental Specialist in (Specialty)" or the title of "Endodontist"; "Orthodontist"; "Oral-Maxillofacial Surgeon"; "Periodontist"; "Pedodontist" or "Prosthodontist".
Designations such as "Registrar, Senior Registrar, Associate Consultant, Consultant, Senior Consultant" are hospital or institution appointments can only be used by registered hospital or institution appointed staff. These designations should not be linked to any specialty of Dentistry eg "Consultant Prosthodontist".
These designations and appointments should instead relate to departments, hospitals or institutions awarding such designations.
The use of such titles, designations and qualifications should be used as follows:
BDS (S'pore), Grad Dip Dental Implantology (S'pore)
XYZ Dental Clinic
BDS (S'pore); MSc (Endodontics) Lond
Dental Specialist in Endodontics (or Endodontist)
Consultant, Dept of Restorative Dentistry