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Who should apply

For Dentist on Full Registration who has no intention to engage in active practice of dentistry (for reasons such as pursuing higher education or accompanying spouses overseas etc), may apply for Did-Not-Apply-Licence (DNAL) status. Another category of dentists who may be placed under DNAL status are those on Full Registration who have not renewed their practicing certificate after expiry date.

Under section 20(2) of Dental Registration Act, a dental professional is allowed to stay “On” register for up to 5 years before their names are removed from register.

Dentist who wishes to apply for DNAL status is required to write in to Council for approval at enquiries@dentalcouncil.gov.sg, alongside with DNAL application form.

Return to active practice

Dentist on Full Registration who wish to return to active practice are required to meet the following requirements:

(i)             For dentist who have been on DNAL status for less than 5 years

For Division I dentists

Minimum of 18 CPE points with 20% core requirement and at least 13 verifiable CPE points must be accumulated within the last 6 months before starting active practice.

For Division II dentists 

Minimum of 9 CPE points with 20% core requirement and at least 7 verifiable CPE points must be accumulated within the last 6 months before starting active practice.

Dentists are required to submit their CPE verifications online before submitting Return from DNAL application to the Singapore Dental Council to activate their practising certificates.

(ii)    those who have been on DNAL for more than 5 years and their names have been removed from register, they are required to submit the CPE requisites as spelt out in (i) above via online system before applying for restoration via the online system.

Processing Time : 2 weeks

Restoration

When a dental professional’s name is removed from the register, he/she is required to submit an Application for Restoration online to restore his/her name on the register. 

 For details on restoration, please refer to restoration procedures.


Last Updated :  05 Dec 2014 09:48