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BCLS Requirement

UPDATE

The Singapore Dental Council would like to inform that with effect from Dentist Qualifying Period 01/10/2019 – 30/09/2021 and OHT Qualifying Period 01/10/2020 – 30/09/2022, 6 points will be awarded for BCLS (practical + theory) and 4 points awarded for BCLS (theory).

BCLS certification must be submitted via your PRS account under “Submit CPE claims” -> Category 1C -> Certification.

Dentist: Please note that fulfilment of CPE & BCLS (practical + theory) are mandatory requirements for renewal of dentist PC biennially.

Note: Dentists who are 60 years old and above are only required to fulfil CPE & BCLS (theory).

Dentists who require exemption from BCLS (practical) due to medical reasons must seek prior approval from Council. Please write in to SDC@spb.gov.sg to request for exemption, and attach your doctor’s memo, stating your name, condition and advice for exemption.

OHT: Please note that fulfilment of CPE & BCLS (theory) are mandatory requirements for renewal of OHT PC biennially. 

Note: BCLS (practical) is optional for OHTs. OHTs who have completed BCLS (practical + theory) will be awarded 6 points accordingly.




Compulsory BCLS for all Dental Professionals for renewal of Practising Certificate (PC)

For the renewal of PC for Dentists/OHTs, all registered professionals are required to meet the necessary Continuing Professional Education (CPE) points and submit a copy of a valid BCLS certification.

A copy of the valid BCLS certification should be submitted online under Category 1C (Certification).The attendance for BCLS can be considered as a core CPE claim from 1 Jan 2016 onwards.

For the latest list of BCLS/BCLS+AED accredited training centres, you may visit Singapore Resuscitation and First Aid Council's (SRFAC) website here.

Waiver of practical Basic Cardiac Life Support (BCLS) for dental professionals who are 60 years old and above or with medical conditions

Dentists and OHTs who are 60 years old and above will not be required to pass the practical BCLS for renewal of Practising Certificate (PC) due in 2017 onwards. Professionals with medical conditions that render them unfit for practical BCLS may apply for exemption by submitting their medical report to SDC. Approvals will be granted on a case-by-case basis. 

They are however still required to pass the theoretical BCLS and submit the necessary Continuing Professional Education (CPE) points and settle any "failure to vote at Election" fines (if any) for the renewal of their PC.