Dentists Act, 1985



Establishment of register.

26.—(1) As soon as may be after the establishment of the Council, the Council shall prepare and establish a register of dentists (in this Act referred to as “the register”) to be known as the Register of Dentists.

(2) The register shall be in such form as the Council shall specify and shall indicate whether each person whose name is entered therein is fully registered or temporarily registered.

(3) Every person whose name is entered in the register shall, as soon as may be after his registration has been completed, be sent by the Council a certificate stating that his name has been entered in the register and stating whether the registration is full or temporary registration.

(4) Every person whose name is entered in the register shall, as soon as may be after he has received the certificate specified in subsection (3) of this section, cause the said certificate to be displayed at the place where he practises dentistry at all times during which his registration continues and at no other time.

(5) Nothwithstanding the repeal of the Dentists Act, 1928 , effected by this Act, the register of dentists prepared and maintained by the Dental Board under section 23 of that Act shall be maintained and kept by the Council until such time as the Council prepares and establishes the register under subsection (1) of this section and the said register of dentists shall until that time be deemed, for the purposes of this Act, to be the register.

(6) A certificate issued by the Registrar that the name of the person to whom the certificate relates is entered in the register shall, without proof of the signature of the person purporting to sign the certificate or that that person was the proper person so to sign, be evidence in any legal proceedings of the matters certified in the certificate, until the contrary is shown.

(7) The register shall be kept at the offices of the Council and shall be available for inspection during office hours.