Kerala Dental Council is a statutory body functioning under the Kerala State Health Department. It is constituted under Section 21 of the Dentists Act, 1948 (Central Act 16 of 1948) to regulate the profession and practice of Dentistry in the state. Kerala Dental Council started functioning in the year 1965. It is mandatory to register in the Council for Dentists and Dental Auxiliaries viz. Dental Mechanics, Dental Hygienists and Dental Operating Room Assistants to perform procedures as outlined in the Dentists Act. Kerala Dental Council consists of 14 members – 3 nominated members, 4 elected members, 1 member from Kerala State Medical Council, Principals of Government Dental colleges and Director of Health Services as Ex-officio members. Registrar of the Council is the head of office and Secretary to Council.
The main functions of Council includes the following – Provisional registration of Dentists, Registration of Dentists, Dental Mechanics, Dental Hygienists and Dental Operating Room Assistants, Renewal of registration, Issuance of Good standing certificate and NOC, Approval of CDE programs and allotment of Credit points. In addition to Registration and related services, Council is having the power to take disciplinary action against Dental professionals in case of professional misconduct.
Warm greetings dear colleagues and friends,
It is my pleasure to be at the helm of such a prestigious body. In this era of digitalization, it is imperative to move with the times and duly update our digital platform. The website will function as a bridge between all of us and will help the Kerala dental council become a close ally to each of you. It will keep you informed about all the happenings in the council and there by you need not look further to find information.
Dr. Santhosh Thomas
November 20, 2023Deputation - Notice
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May 16, 2023All registered Dental Professionals can apply for Identity Card in the prescribed form available in the web site by payment of Rs. 250/- through online.
May 16, 2023We introduced internet banking facility for payments which can be done through the 'ONLINE PAYMENT' option provided in the web site. Payments by way of DD, POS, Chalan will not...