Accreditation Points for Continuous Dental Education Programme is Compulsory Implementation Process - for Year 2011 & onwards
Registered Dentists of DENTAL COUNCIL OF INDIA.
Implementation of the Continuing Dental Education.
Reference: Relevant guidelines on section 2(a) to 2(i) on Continuing Dental Regulation 2007 as approved by the General Body of the Dental Council of India at its meeting held on 25th and 26th April 2008 and approved by the Government of India, Ministry of health and family welfare, New Delhi vide their letter No.V.12016/1/2006-DE Dated 18/02/2009.
Activities for continuing Dental Education are undertake by STATE DENTAL COUNCIL to maintain, improve and broaden knowledge and skills of Dental Surgeon to keep their professional expertise up-to-date and inline with current developments and thereby enhance the quality of care provided to the patients. All requests application for CDE points from CDE Providers and Colleges should send on E-mail directly firstname.lastname@example.org and copy to respective Registrar of state dental council. The Clinical Establishments Act, 2010 No.23 of 2010
(Registration and Regulation)
Government of IndiaMinistry of Health & Family Welfare
For Accreditation Programme Preferred Provider
- Indian Dental Association
- Speciality Dental Association
- Dental Collages
Vice President DCI
Government of India New Delhi, Vide their Letter No. V.12016/1/2006
The Government Regulation relating to the implementation of the Continuing Dental Education has already been circulated to all the concerned State Dental Councils. It shall be implemented in the 29 states of the Indian Republic through the active participation and cooperation of the State Dental Councils, duly assisted by the Directors of Medical Education of the respective states through the office of the DGHS, Government of India.
A system of Continuing Dental Education is being introduced for dental surgeons registered within the sovereign Republic of India. The said requirement of mandatory CDE points would be a prerequisite to being registered and licensed to pursue the Profession of Dentistry in India.
In this regard the attention of the State Dental Councils is drawn to the fact that they may initiate necessary action for licensure and renewal which can then be merged with the CDE regulations.
All registered Dental Surgeons would need to accomplish 150 points in 5 years (30 points of CDE per year). Out of these 30, 4 CDE points per year would be mandatory and verifiable.
It will be essential to achieve a minimum 15 and a maximum of 25 points a year. 10 points for asepsis and infection control and 5 points for dental jurisprudence over a period of 5 years are mandatory.
The Council also proposes the implementation of a point system for Continuing Dental Education for all registered practitioners under the Dentists Act for an initial period of 5 years to be effective w. e. f. 01 June, 2009 and to be reviewed subsequently at the end of this period.
DENTAL COUNCIL OF INDIA
The Award of Credit Points Would be as Follows:
The system of assessment is to be based on a self declaration format to be submitted to the respective Registrar of the State Dental Council every year by the practitioner in which he or she would detail the number of credit hours achieved in this period and a signed declaration of submission of proof of attendance in terms of certificates of participation, registration receipts, if required. The implementation would be Certificate of Attendance from Provider, to be submitted to the State Dental Council during renewal of registration. Preferred providers, Indian Dental Association, Dental Colleges and Defense Services.
A random audit system would be used to monitor the implementation.
The CDE implementation would be valid for a period of 5 years for each dentist (upto the age of 65 years) and will be reviewed at the end of this period by the State Dental Council under intimation to the Government of India, Establishment Act.
The Government and DCI also envisage the creation of a central registry and national data base of all registered practitioners in a phased manner on an electronic media base to further the implementation of a process of relicensing and revalidation once it is implemented in all the State Dental Councils.
- Full day lecture or conference - 6 CDE points
- Half day lecture or workshop - 3 CDE points
- Evening product introduction / lecture business meeting - 2 CDE points
- 45 minutes lecture with 15 minutes Q & A - 1 CDE point
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Credit points for CDE program through online registration Dental Council of India.
(CONSTITUTED UNDER THDENTISTS ACT 1948)
No. DE – 159 – 2009 A -9176 Dated the 9th February, 2010 .
The Registrar of all the State Dental Councils/ Tribunals in the country.
Subject: Grant the credit point for CDE programme through online – Reg.
Sir, In view of the decision of the Executive Committee of the DCI at its meeting held on 9th & 10th January, 2010, I am directed to request that out of total credit points/ hours, two credit points may be considered in respect of registered dental surgeons who obtain these points through CE Site available at www.dentistryindia.net at the time of renewal of their registration. The official of dentistry India has been authorized to issue the necessary completion certificate in respect of dental surgeons who successfully obtain these two credit points from CE Site (www.dentistryindia.net). The Course title shall be finalized by the officials of Dentistry India in consultation with the President, Dental Council of India. You may verify any certificate to be submitted by the registered dental surgeons from the official of dentistry India through mail or by post.
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(Maj. Gen (Retd.) Dr. P.N. Awasthi)
Dental Council of India
- The President, Dental Council of India, New Delhi
- DE -55-2009/E.C.- 9th & 10th January 2010 Item No. 103 (Misc)
Guidelines for implementation of the Continuing Dental Education Regulations 2007
Dental Council of India
(CONSTITUTED UNDER THE DENTISTS ACT 1948)
No. DE – 159 – 2008/ A -9330 Dated the 25th February, 2009
Subject: Guidelines for implementation of the Continuing Dental Education Regulations 2007- Reg.
Reference: DCI Circular No. DE- 159-2008/A-1039 dated 2.5.2008
- The Registrar of all the State Dental Councils/Dentists Registration Triburanals
- All the Directors of Medical education & Research in State & Union Territories.
- The Registrars, All the Universities with which Dental Institutions are affiliated.
- All the Heads of the recognized Dental Institutions are affiliated.
- All the State Government/Union Territories (Health Dept.)
- All the Directors of Health Services in State and Union Territories.
- The Director General of Health Sciences, Govt. Of India, New Delhi.
I am directed to invite your kind attention to DCI’s Circular No. DE-159-2008/A-1039 dated 2.5.2008 whereby a copy of subject Continuing Dental Education Regulation,2007 was sent to you for your information and guidance. Now , the Central Government vide its letter No. V.12016/1/2006- DE Dated 18.2.2009 has approved the guidelines is enclosed (Annexure –‘A’ & ’B’) for your kind perusal and ready reference,with a request that the CDE Programme as per enclosed guidelines (Annexure- ‘A’ &‘B’) for your kind perusal and ready reference with a request that the CDE Programme as per enclosed guidelines (Annexure – ‘A’ & ‘B’) may kindly be implemented.Further, I am directed to forward a copy of Office Memorandum dated 26.8.2008 received from the Government of India, Ministry of Health &Family Welfare (National Court of India has issued directives for enhancing the extent and efficiency of treatment administered to PLHAs and drawn the attention of all concerned towards the directives of the Hon’ble Supreme Court. The directives relating to dental treatment as mentioned at Sl. No 9 may kindly be kept in mind at the time of implementation the above guidelines for continuing dental education. The receipt of this letter may kindly be acknowledged immediately.
Encl: As above Maj. Gen.(Retd. Dr. P.N. Awasthi)
Dental Council of India
Copy to: -
1. Shri Raj Singh, Under Secretary to the Govt. Of India, Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, (Dept. Of Health – DE Section), Nirman Bhawan, Maulana Azad Road, New Delhi – 110 011 – for information, w.r.t his letter No. V.12016/1/2006-DE dated 18.2.2009.
2. Shri J.P. Mehta, Deputy Secretary to the Government of India, Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, National AIDS Control Organisation, 6th Floor, Chandralok Building,36- Janpath, New Delhi – 110001- for information, w.r.t. his letter No. T- 11020/29/1998-NACO Admn.(ART) Dated 14.1.2009.
Maj. Gen.(Retd. Dr.P.N. Awasthi)
Dental Council of India
The President, Dental Council of India, New Delhi
Dental Council of India
Guidelines for implementation of the
(Continuing Dental Education Regulation 2007)
(As approved by the Government of India vide itsletter No. V.12016/1/2006-DE dated 18.2.2009)
The Government Regulation relating to the implementation of the Continuing Dental Education has already been circulated to all the concerned state Dental councils. It may be amplified that the initiative taken up by the DCI at the centre will need to be implemented in the 29 states of the Indian Republic through the active participation and cooperation of the State Dental Councils, duly assisted by the Directors of Medical Education of the respective states through the office of the DGHS, Govt. of India.
In this regard the attention of the state dental councils is drawn to the fact that they may initiate necessary action with the state governments/legislature to bring about a uniform system of licensure and renewal which can then be merged with the CDE regulations,The method of on-line registration of new dentists and renewal of the registration of the dentists in the States duly linked with the central body so that the data readily available is to be encouraged.
The first phase of implementation is voluntary and the State Dental Councils may please be advised that no Dentist should be debarred from registration or licensure in the event oh his or her not being able to accrue the necessary points in this period. Special attention may be directed to the dentists registered under Past B of the schedule. The intention is to encourage and promote CDE and not punish.
The DCI has taken up the matter with the DGHS, Min of H & FW to issue necessary directions to the Directors of Medical Education of the states to assist the state dental Councils in the creation of CDE program approval by the Regulations. They will also assist the State Dental Councils in organising the 4 verifiable hours of CDE.
Constitution of the State program Approval Bodies is:
- President/ Secretary .......ex-officio
State Dental Council Chairperson
- The Director Medical ........Member
Education/ or Nominees
- The Dean/ Principal of any of ........Member
The State Govt. Dental College
- The eminent Dentist of the ..........Member
The said bodies can be appointed on a tenure basis
The disputes or clarification if any may be referred to the Sub Committee of the DCI already appointed at the centre. In the event of the workload needing to be equitably distributed subsequent zonal approval bodies may be appointed in the future
- Zone -I - Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Uttaranchal, J&K, HP,
- Zone-II - Maharashtra, Goa, Gujarat, Rajasthan
- Zone-III - M.P., Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh
- Zone-IV - Orissa, West Bengal, Bihar.
- Zone-V - Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Kerala, Pondicherry
- Zone-VI - All the seven North-Eastern States.
An e-learning initiative on the lines of the IGNOU may be also envisaged in the future.
Place: New Delhi
Maj. Gen.(Retd. Dr.P.N. Awasthi) ,Secretary
Dental Council of India
Guidelines on Section 2(a) to 2(i) on
Continuation Dental Education Regulation, 2007
As approved by the General Body of the
Dental Council of India at its meeting held
on 25th &26th April, 2008 and approved
by the Government of India, Ministry of Health
&Family Welfare, New Delhi, vide their
Letter No.V.12016/1/2006-DE dated 18.2.2009