Malaysian Dental Council is a statutory body established under the Dental Act 1971.
The functions of the Malaysian Dental Council are:
|Registration of dental practitioners;|
|Issuance of Annual Practising Certificates and Temporary Practising Certificates;|
|Maintenance of the Malaysian Dental Register in two parts i.e. Division I and Division II;|
|Upholding and maintaining professional standards and ethics in the practice of dentistry; and exercising disciplinary jurisdiction over any registered practitioner who violates the code of professional conduct or who has committed an offence against the Dental Act 1971.|
The Council consists of twenty-four (24) members. They are:
|The President - The Director-General of Health Malaysia;|
|The Registrar - The Director of Oral Health Division, Ministry of Health Malaysia;|
|Six (6) appointed dental surgeons from among staff of the dental faculties of institutions of higher learning;|
|Six (6) appointed dental surgeons;|
|Six (6) elected dental surgeons resident in Peninsular Malaysia;|
|One (1) elected dental surgeon resident in Sabah;|
|One (1) elected dental surgeon resident in Sarawak;|
|One (1) elected Registered Dentist resident in Peninsular Malaysia; and|
|One (1) elected Registered Dentist resident in Sabah or Sarawak.|
A senior officer in the Ministry of Health is appointed by the President as the Secretary of the Council.
For further details, please visit the Council's website at http://mdc.moh.gov.my.