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Aesthetic Facial Procedures

UPDATE:

The Guidelines on Aesthetic Facial Procedures for Dental Practitioners (Guidelines AFP 2020) comes into effect on 1 February 2020 and shall supersede the Guidelines issued on 1 January 2017 (Guidelines AFP 2017).

  • View the pertinent changes here.

BACKGROUND

The Guidelines on Aesthetic Facial Procedures for Dental Practitioners was first introduced on 3 June 2013 to ensure that dental practitioners are trained and have attained sufficient levels of competency to perform and manage complications when performing aesthetic procedures that are approved by the Council.

An Aesthetic Facial Procedures Oversight Committee for Dentistry was appointed to:

  • to review the criteria for Aesthetic Facial Procedures for dental practitioners and make recommendations to the Council as appropriate;
  • to assess submissions and accredit courses in Aesthetic Facial Procedures for dental practitioners.

Aesthetic Practice is not regarded as a specialty or subspecialty. The title of aesthetic oral and maxillofacial surgeon or aesthetic dental surgeon is therefore NOT allowed as a Displayable Title.

All registered dental practitioners are to comply with the Singapore Dental Council’s (SDC) Ethical Code and Ethical Guidelines, Section 31 of the Dental Registration Act and the Private Hospitals and Medical Clinics Regulations / Guidelines when displaying or using any qualification, title, or designation for advertisement / publicity purposes.

APPLICATION TO PERFORM AESTHETIC FACIAL PROCEDURES

  • Download the application form here 
  • Download the logbook template here


(a) Table 1 Procedures

  • Chemical or pressurised gas/liquid peels
  • Botulinum toxin injection
  • Dermal filler injection (perioral)

    Application Type

    Accreditation period

    Documents required

    New

    2 years

    Renewal (1st)

    4 years

    • Completed Application Form
    • Logbook of at least 20 cases per procedure or successfully completed a course (other than the one originally used for application of COC) attended within the last 12 months of expiry date subject to approval.

    Renewal (subsequent)

    Permanent

(b) Table 2 Procedures

Application Type

Accreditation period

Documents required

New

2 years

  • Completed Application Form
  • Copy of AAAM Level 1 Certificate/equivalent or COC (where applicable)
  • Proof of relevant training/experience in the procedure applied for (where required). For example, log book, preceptorship, HMDP attachment, etc.

Please refer to Application Form for requirements for different procedures.

Renewal (1st)

4 years

Renewal (subsequent)

Permanent

Please submit your application to:

SINGAPORE DENTAL COUNCIL
81 Kim Keat Road
#09-00 NKF Centre
Singapore 328836
Attn: Secretariat (Aesthetic Facial Procedures)

For renewal applications, please submit your application at least one month before the expiry date in order to continue to perform aesthetic facial procedures uninterrupted. Later applications will not be guaranteed approval before the expiry date.

Minimum processing time is two weeks from the time when the complete set of documents are received by SDC.

UPDATE: Please also email us at sdc@spb.gov.sg (Attention: Secretariat (Aesthetic Facial Procedures)) with a scanned copy of your completed form and supporting documents (if any).