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Who should apply

For OHT who is taking a break from practice (for reasons such as pursuing higher education or accompanying spouses overseas etc), may apply for Did-Not-Apply-Licence (DNAL) status.

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. In the event that their names are removed from register, dental professionals can restore their names anytime should they wish to resume practice.

OHT who wishes to apply for DNAL status is required to write in to Council for approval.

Processing Time

The minimum processing time is 2 weeks.

To return to active practice

OHTs who wishes to return to active practice, they are required to meet the following requirements:

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

You are required: 

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.

You need to submit the requisite CPE points via online system before writing to Singapore Dental Council to re-activate your practising certificate.

(ii)    For OHT who have been on DNAL for more than 5 years and their names have been removed from register

You have to meet the same requirements as those that were spelt out for (i) above and you need to apply online for Restoration of name back to register.

Restoration

In the event that their names are removed from register, dental professionals can restore their names anytime should they wish to resume practice.

For details on restoration, please refer to:

Restoration Procedures for OHTs

 

Last Updated :  06 Jun 2013 15:40