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National Dental Commission Bill, 2023 : Passed In Lok Sabha

National Dental Commission Bill, 2023 : Passed In Lok Sabha

The National Dental Commission Bill focuses on the regulation and improvement of dentistry in India.

  • Establish the National Dental Commission (NDC) to regulate the profession of dentistry.
  • It Repeal the Dentists Act of 1948.

Key Features:

  • National Dental Commission Constituted by the central government with 33 members and will be chaired by an eminent and experienced dentist.
  • Chairperson appointed by the central government upon recommendation of a search-cum-selection committee which is chaired by Cabinet Secretary.
  • Ex-officio members of the commission include Presidents of three autonomous Boards, Director General of Health Services, Chief of the Centre for Dental and Educational Research, AIIMS.
  • Part-time members include faculties of dentistry from government institutes and representatives of states and union territories.
  • Functions:
    • Regulating dental education, institutions, research, and infrastructure, as well as ensuring admissions through National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET).