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DISPLAY OF QUALIFICATIONS OR TITLES ON CLINICAL STATIONERY

The purpose of registration of displayable additional qualifications is to indicate to the public and to other practitioners that, in addition to a primary qualification, an Oral Health Therapist (OHT) has acquired knowledge, skills or experience which is available for the benefit of patients.

As required under Section 31 of the Dental Registration Act, OHTs shall not use any qualification other than the qualifications which are entered in the Register of Dentists in respect of him, or which have been approved by the Council for his use. 

All applications for display of OHT Displayable Qualifications (DQ) will be assessed by the Oral Health Therapists Accreditation Committee (OHTAC) and will require approval of the Singapore Dental Council (SDC)

Recognised Displayable Qualifications (DQs)

Council will maintain a List of Displayable Qualifications (DQs) with abbreviations recognized to date. This list will be updated on a regular basis.

To apply for registration of displayable qualifications

An OHT seeking to display a qualification or title should apply to the Singapore Dental Council by completing and submitting the form for OHT DQ Application Form.

A)  For qualification(s) that are on existing list of recognised displayable qualifications

Please furnish Council with the following documents:

(a)

Verified true copies of the higher degrees to the Singapore Dental Council.

Verification of certificates can be done by the issuing institution or law firm or Council's officer (please bring along original certificate if request to be verified by Council's office)

(B)  For new qualification(s)

Please furnish Council with the following documents:

(a)

 

(b)

 

Verified true copies of the higher degrees to the Singapore Dental Council

and

Course curriculum and syllabus.

Verification of certificates can be done by the issuing institution or law firm or Council's officer (please bring along original certificate if request to be verified by Council's office)

Source Verification

SDC’s secretariat will conduct source verification of qualifications with the awarding body before it is forwarded to the OHTAC for assessment.

To assist in verification, you are required to download and complete the Authorisation for release of Information. Kindly submit the completed forms, via email, to enquiries@dentalcouncil.gov.sg

Processing time

Minimum processing time for a DQ is 2 weeks.

Minimum time taken for a decision on a new qualification is two months from the time all supporting documents including, source verification and confirmation, are received by the SDC.

For Approved Qualifications

After approval is granted,opens in a new window you are requested to make an appointment to call at SDC’s office personally, bringing along the following document for verification:

(a)  Original higher qualification(s) submitted earlier

 

 

 

Last Updated :  24 Nov 2014 16:35