ATTENTION TO: ALL REGISTERED DENTISTS

The Practising Certificate (PC) Renewal exercise will commence from 01 October 2019 to 31 December 2019.

In accordance with Section 17(5) of the Dental Registration Act (Cap 76) [DRA], a penalty fee will be imposed for late applications.

[SDC CIRCULAR] DENTIST PC RENEWAL 2019

SINGPASS MAINTENANCE MESSAGE

SingPass will be undergoing scheduled maintenance and will not be available on 7 July 2019 (Sunday) from 12am to 8am. 

CorpPass will be undergoing scheduled maintenance and will not be available on 7 July 2019 (Sunday) from 12am to 9am.

Sorry for the inconvenience caused. 

ATTENTION TO: ALL CONTINUING PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION PROVIDERS

Please note that, (A) The criteria for renewal of status for Accredited providers has been revised and will take effect from 1 July 2019. (B) From 1 May 2019, Council will cease to accept ad-hoc provider applications. (C) All existing ad-hoc providers’ status will cease at the expiry of their current validity. For more information, please refer to attached circular and infographic. Thank you.

Revised Guidelines for CPE Providers 2019_Circular with Annex 1
Revised Guidelines for CPE Providers 2019_Infographic

SINGPASS AND CORPPASS MAINTENANCE MESSAGE

SingPass will be undergoing scheduled maintenance and will not be available from:
12 May 2019, Sunday, 12am to 8am

CorpPass will be undergoing scheduled maintenance and will not be available from:
12 May 2019, Sunday, 12am to 9am

Apologies for the inconvenience caused. 

ATTENTION TO: ALL DENTAL PRACTITIONERS PRACTISING IN CHAS CLINICS

UPDATES TO THE COMMUNITY HEALTH ASSIST SCHEME (CHAS) DENTAL GUIDELINES

MOH has reviewed and amended the CHAS Dental Guidelines to ensure that care provided by CHAS dental clinics remains appropriate and relevant for patients. The Government also earlier announced that Merdeka Generation (MG) cardholders can enjoy special subsidies at CHAS dental clinics.

These changes are highlighted in yellow in Annex A1, and will take effect from 1 November 2019. Please comply with these updated guidelines as your CHAS claims will be audited based on them. A list of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) can be found in Annex B.

More information can also be found on the CHAS portal (www.chas.sg) and MOH website (www.moh.gov.sg). 4. If you have any further queries, you may contact the CHAS Clinic helpline (6632 1199) / email (dental@CHAS.sg). 

Updates to CHAS Dental Guidelines 2019

ATTENTION TO: ALL DENTAL PRACTITIONERS

The Singapore Association of Pharmaceutical Industries, SAPI. is an industry association representing more than 40 multinational biopharmaceutical companies involved in R&D, manufacturing and commercialization of innovative medicines in Singapore and is self-regulated by the SAPI Code of Conduct.

The SAPI Code of Conduct has been recently revised with new guidelines on industry sponsorship for Third Party Educational Events (Article 7.2.4) with the aim to continue support of HCPs for local and overseas scientific events in an objective and transparent manner. This new guidelines are written in consultation with the Ministry of Health (MoH) and it is also aligned with the 2016 Singapore Medical Council’s Ethical Code and Ethical Guidelines (SMC ECEG).

Under the new code, all beneficiaries of Third Party Educational Events must be independently selected either by hospitals, medical associations or independent professional bodies. All logistics arrangement must be made independently of the sponsoring companies.

You may also wish to know that the other recent changes to the new SAPI Code, include changes to section 7.5 on prohibition of “Gifts and Other Items”. Please refer to the copy of 2019 SAPI Code of Conduct for more details.

Should you have any queries regarding the implementation of the SAPI Code, please direct your queries to admin@sapi.org.sg.

Letter to HCPs on changes to SAPI Code of Conduct 2019_Final
SAPI Code 2019_Final

ATTENTION TO: ALL C-REG DENTISTS WISHING TO TAKE PART IN DENTAL VOLUNTEER WORK IN SINGAPORE

Conditionally-registered dentists who are planning to volunteer their time to serve the community must inform the Council of the details of their volunteer dental work at least 14 days in advance.

Please write to enquiries@dentalcouncil.gov.sg with the following details:
(i) Location of volunteer work
(ii) Frequency i.e. once-off / monthly / quarterly
(iii) Start and end date
(iv) Nature of dental work to be carried out
(v) Approval by current approved 1st supervisor to undertake the volunteer work
(vi) Full name and DCR number of Div I Fully-registered supervisor(s) with at least 5 years post-BDS experience who will be supervising the volunteer dental work during the volunteering period if he/she is not the 1st approved supervisor

Council would like to iterate that Conditionally-registered dentists must be under the supervision of a Council-approved supervisor at all times, as long as he/she is undertaking clinical practice and performing dental procedures on patients in Singapore. 

Please note that volunteering hours would not count towards supervision hours.
ATTENTION TO: APPLICANTS ENROLLED IN TWINNING PROGRAMMES

Potential applicants from twinning programmes will not be recognised for registration by SDC, from 1 January 2019 onwards.

Those who have enrolled in the twinning programmes before 1 January 2019 will not be affected and will be allowed to apply for registration with SDC upon completion of their course. 

ATTENTION TO: ALL CONDITIONALLY-REGISTERED DENTISTS AND PART II ORAL HEALTH THERAPISTS AND SUPERVISORS

A revised Supervisor Nomination Form for Conditionally-registered Dentists and Part II Oral Health Therapists has been uploaded, and can be found at www.healthprofessionals.gov.sg/sdc/downloads. 

With effect from 15 February 2019, only the revised Supervisor Nomination Form will be accepted and processed by SDC. Should you have any queries, please contact SDC at enquiries@dentalcouncil.gov.sg. Thank you.

Supervisor Nomination Form_OHT
Supervisor Nomination Form_Dentist


SINGPASS MAINTENANCE MESSAGE

SingPass will be undergoing scheduled maintenance on 10 Feb 2019, from 12am to 8am.


 
ATTENTION TO: ALL DENTAL PROFESSIONALS

The Council would like to inform professionals of the revised Ethical Code and Ethical Guidelines (2018 edit), which has come into force on 1 January 2019.

The revised ECEG is paramount in helping dental practitioners traverse ethical issues encountered in current dental practices and aspires to continue to uphold high moral standards and conduct in the profession.

The Council would also like to take this opportunity to wish all dental professionals a happy new year.

 

CORPPASS SCHEDULED MAINTENANCE

CorpPass will be undergoing scheduled maintenance and will not be available from:
5 Jan 2019, 12am to 5 Jan 2019, 8am

Sorry for the inconvenience caused. 


SINGPASS MAINTENANCE MESSAGE

SingPass will be undergoing scheduled maintenance and will not be available from:
10th November 2018, 10pm to 11th November 2018, 12pm

Sorry for the inconvenience caused.
For further queries, please send them to enquiries@dentalcouncil.gov.sg. 



ATTENTION TO: ALL REGISTERED DENTAL PROFESSIONALS

This letter serves a reminder on the prohibition of clinical work on dental pulp tissue and dental pulp stem cells. Kindly refer to the attached circular for more information.

[SDC Circular] Prohibition of Dental Pulp Tissue / Stem Cells Collection and Storage



ATTENTION TO: ALL ORAL HEALTH THERAPISTS

Practising Certificate (PC) Renewal will commence from 01 October 2018 to 31 December 2018.

In accordance with Section 21E(5) of the Dental Registration Act, a penalty fee will be imposed for late application.

[SDC Circular] OHT PC Renewal 2018


ATTENTION TO: ALL ORAL HEALTH THERAPISTS

SDC Secretariat would like to draw your attention to the circular below.

For your information and compliance, please.

Circular to Part II OHTs Sep 2018


ATTENTION TO: ALL CPE AD-HOC PROVIDERS

Council would like to inform you that, with effect from 01 August 2018, application for CPE event must be submitted at least 1 calendar month before the start of the event. Council would reject all CPE points applications that are received less than one month prior to the the event date. No appeal or late submission would be accepted. 

Council would also like to highlight that CPE Provider MUST NOT print and show any indicative CPE points on the publicity materials until CPE points have been officially approved.

For further queries, please refer to our Common Queries or email to enquiries@dentalcouncil.gov.sg.



ATTENTION TO: ALL DENTAL PROFESSIONALS

2018 EDITION OF THE SINGAPORE DENTAL COUNCIL ETHICAL CODE AND ETHICAL GUIDELINES (ECEG)

The Singapore Dental Council (SDC) Ethical Code and Guidelines (ECG) was first published in 2006. Over the past decade, the scope and development of dentistry has evolved, advanced and become more complex. Innovations in dental technology, extensive adoption of electronic means of communication and changing expectations of the public and patients have necessitated the revision of the ECG to keep pace with the rapidly changing landscape.

An Ethics Committee, comprising Council members and dental practitioners, was formed and has reviewed the ECG. Coupled with extensive consultation sessions facilitated by Singapore Dental Association, the ECG is now revised as the Ethical Code and Ethical Guidelines (ECEG). The revised ECEG will better support dental practitioners to traverse ethical issues encountered in modern dental practices and continue to uphold high moral standards in the profession.

SDC is pleased to release the 2018 edition of the ECEG which will come into force on 1 January 2019. The 2018 ECEG can be downloaded from www.sdc.gov.sg. The 2006 ECG will remain in force until this date. Should you have any queries, kindly email us at enquiries@dentalcouncil.gov.sg. 

Revised Ethical Code and Ethical Guidelines wef 1 Jan 2019


Singapore Dental Council Election 2018

 

List of Eligible Voters  [PDF, 864KB]

SDC Election 2018 - Nomination

SDC Election 2018 - Candidates

SDC Election 2018 - Voting Instructions

SDC Election 2018 - Results

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