Dentist suspended for 6 months
Singapore dentist who practices at a clinic in Bukit Timah Plaza has been suspended for six months.
Dr Lee Wai Han pleaded guilty to three charges of professional misconduct under the Dental Registration Act.
One charge was in respect of Dr Lee’s recommendation and performance of an attempted closure of two extraction spaces on the patient’s lower jaw, while the other charge related to her recommendation of and placement of 18 veneers on the patient’s upper and lower teeth. NEWSLINK
DCI proposes national entrance for BDS, MDS
The Karnataka High Court on Friday stayed the notifications issued by the Dental Council of India (DCI) proposing to conduct a single National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET) to select candidates for both undergraduate and postgraduate courses in all types of dental colleges across the country.
Justice A.S. Bopanna passed the interim order on the petitions filed by the Karnataka Private Medical and Dental Colleges’ Association and JSS University, a deemed university, challenging the notifications issued by the DCI on May 31, 2012. NEWS LINK
DCI doing too little too late
The debate in India about how many dental colleges are necessary for the country is escalating. In a letter to the state government of Maharashtra, the President of the Dental Council of India, Dr Dibyendu Mazumder, has now asked the chief minister of the state to retract permission for a new dental college to be established at the Maharashtra University of Health Science. MORE HERE
DCI days are numbered-NCHRH Bill update
Union Minister of Health & Family Welfare Shri Ghulam Nabi Azad told in Rajya Sabha on 14 Aug, 2012..
It is proposed to set up the National Commission for Human Resources for Health (NCHRH) under the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare as an overarching regulatory body for medical education and allied health sciences with a dual purpose of reforming the current regulatory framework and enhancing the supply of skilled manpower in the health sector.
The NCHRH Bill has already been introduced in the Rajya Sabha on 22nd December 2011, which had referred the Bill to the Department-related Parliamentary Standing Committee on Health & Family Welfare for examination.
The Commission would subsume all the existing councils regulating the education in medicine and allied sciences viz., Medical Council of India, Dental Council of India, Nursing Council of India and Pharmacy Council of India and replace them with corresponding new Councils.
New Antibiotic policy on anvil
Organisations comprising medical practitioners across the country will come together in Chennai on August 24 to discuss the possibility of evolving a road map that will help the government prepare and implement an antibiotic policy. Physicians, surgeons, gynaecologists, oncologists and representatives from the World Health Organisation and Medical Council of India will deliberate on the need to evolve an antibiotics policy. MORE HERE
IAGD conducts masterclass, highly successful event
Department of Oral Pathology, M.S. Ramaiah Dental College & Hospital in association with International Association of General Dentistry (IAGD) organised a two day continuing dental education (CDE) program titled “ Master class in oral pathology, medicine and microbiology” and “ Publish or Perish” on 10th and 11th August 2012. The program was inaugurated by Dr. D.V. Guruprasad- Chief Executive, Gokula education foundation (GEF); Dr. S. Kumar -President GEF; Dr. Sreenivasa Murthy- Principal, MSRDC; Dr. Raghunath Puttaiah- IAGD international advisory board member; Dr. Roopa Rao- HOD, Dept of Oral pathology MSRDC. MORE HERE
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