Dentist Bill

The Dentists (Amendment) Bill, 2019


Introduced by

Dr Harsh Vardhan

Minister of Health and Family Welfare


The bill proposes to amend Dentists Act, 1948  by restructuring the Dental Councils to make the council more effective in its functioning.


Salient Points ()

The act regulates all the constituents of dentistry

  • The Dental Council of India
  • State Dental Councils
  •  Joint State Dental Councils. 

The bill removes the mandatory requirement of the representation of dentists registered in Part B in dentist councils.

The representation of Central Government members and elected members would no longer be made mandatory in the Dental Councils


Background Basics ()

1948 dentist act provided representation from dentist registered in Part B in the councils.

There were no person registered under part B after 1972.

All dentists were registered only under part A.

Thus there was a need to update the act as per the current situation.


Key Stats ()

Dentist registered under Part A

2.7 lakh


27 Jun 2019
03 Jul 2019
08 Jul 2019

WHY (as per the govt)

Salient Points ()

This amendment will make the dental council of India more effective



Videos ()


Part A – Persons possessing recognized dental qualifications are registered in Part A

Part B – Person practicing dentistry from last 5 years without having registered dental qualification

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