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Under Section 22 of the Dental Registration Act, all registered dentists are required to hold a valid practising certificate in order to practise Dentistry in Singapore.

Online Renewal of PC for all Dentists

Dentists will have to login to the Professional Registration System (PRS) to apply for renewal of PC. This online application will take approximately 10 minutes to complete. Please refer to instructions on Renewal of PC.

The renewal of PC is on a biennial basis. Letters for renewal will usually be sent to all dental practitioners in October during the year of renewal.

Employer Paying On Behalf of Dentist

Dentists whose employers are paying PC fees on their behalf are still required to apply for renewal of PC online.

 

 (I)   Renewal of PC for dentists under Full and Conditional Registration

Pre-requisites

Dentists under Full and Conditional Registration are required to fulfil the following conditions before renewal of their practising certificates:

(a) Compulsory Continuing Professional Education (CPE)

  Dental Professionals

Required CPE (20% must be core)

 Activities

 Verifiable

Non-Verifiable 

 Dentists

Division I

70

50

20

Division II

35

25

10

For CPE details, please click here.

Section 15I(1) of the Dentists Regulations states that Council may refuse to renew the practising certificate if the registered dentist fails to fulfil the requisite CPE points.

(b) Compulsory BCLS Certification

Please note that for the renewal of practising certificates due on 31 Dec 2011 onwards, all registered dental practitioners are required to have a valid Basic Cardiac Life Support (BCLS) certification. It is the onus of the dental professional to submit a copy of the valid BCLS Certificate to Council online and they should submit as a new CPE claim under category 1C (Certification).

The attendance for BCLS will also be considered as a core CPE activity from 1 Oct 2009 onwards.

For dentists who are unable to perform the practical BCLS, they are required to submit a medical certificate which exempts them from such activities. However, they will still be required to undergo and pass the theory component of the BCLS course. (refer to announcement made on 20 Aug 2013)

To find out more about BCLS training centres, please click here.


Note:

 To submit your BCLS certification, please login and submit under Category 1C (Certification).

Section 15I(1) of the Dentists Regulations states that Council may refuse to renew the practising certificate if the registered dentist fails to fulfil the necessary requisites.Fees payable

The fee for renewal of PC for all categories of Dentist’s registrations, with a validity of two years, is $600.00.

As per section 17(5) of the Dental Registration Act, any registered dentist who applies for a practising certificate later than one month before the expiration of the practising certificate shall be liable to pay to the Council such late application fee as may be prescribed by the Council.

The current late payment fees (in addition to the renewal fee payable) are as follows:

-       $75.00 is payable if the application is made less than one month before the expiration of  the practising certificate

-       $200.00 is payable if the application is made after the expiration of the practising certificate

Mode of payment : e-payment (Visa / Mastercard / iBanking).

 

(II)        Renewal of PC for dentists under Temporary Registration

Dentists will have to login to the Professional Registration System (PRS) to apply for renewal of PC. This online application will take approximately 10 minutes to complete.

Eligibility

Currently, dentists under Temporary Registration are not required to fulfil the CPE and BCLS requirements.

Renewal of Practising Certificates may be submitted if the registration period is still valid as at 31 December 201x. If the registration period is ending, please proceed to apply for Extension/Renewal of registration instead. Please refer here for more information.

 

Fees payable

The fee for renewal of PC for all categories of Dentist's registrations, with a validity of two years, is $600 or part thereof.

As per section 17(5) of the Dental Registration Act, any registered dentist who applies for a practising certificate later than one month before the expiration of the practising certificate shall be liable to pay to the Council such late application fees as may be prescribed by the Council.

The current late payment fees (in addition to the renewal fee payable) are as follow:

-       $75.00 is payable if application is made less than one month before the expiration of  the practising certificate

-       $200.00 is payable if application is made after the expiration of the practising certificate

 

Mode of payment : e-payment (Visa / Mastercard / iBanking).

Last Updated :  04 Jul 2017 10:49