The Dental Council of India an Indian organization which regulates the Dental Education and the profession of Dentistry throughout India in an organized and a functional way.
Dental Council of India is a Statutory Body incorporated under an Act of Parliament viz. The Dentists Act, 1948 to regulate the Dental Education and the profession of Dentistry throughout India and it is financed by the Govt. of India in the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare (Department of Health).
Functions and Responsibilities of DCI:
DCI is a Statoury body which is mainly concerned with the maintainance of Standard of Dental Education in India and to Register only Qualified Dentists and to Eliminate Quacks.
- To fulfill the above objectives DCI has formed some rules:
- Basic Principles for the maintainance of the minimum education standard for the BDS degree.
- Minimum Physical requirement for a Dental college.
- Minimum staff pattern for the Undergraduate Dental Studies in Dental Colleges.
- Basic qualifications for the teaching staff and experience required to teach BDS and MDS students.
- General Establishment of Dental facilities and its duration of course, and criteria for selection of students.
- Migration and transfer rules for students.
- Regulation of scheme of exam for BDS and MDS.
- Dental curriculum: Time and Subject, Specifications to clinical programme and field programme, syllabus. . etc
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