Dental Council of India (DCI)
The Dental Council of India as a statutory body which came into effect on 12th April 1949 under an Act of Parliament. The main idea was to restrict mushroom growth of dental colleges, increase of the seats in any of the course and starting of new higher courses without the prior permission of the Central Govt., Ministry of Health & Family Welfare.
Composition of the Dental Council of India
The Council is composed of 6 constituencies representing Central Government, State Government, Universities, Dental Colleges, Medical Council of India and the Private Practitioners of Dentistry.
The Director-General of Health Services is Ex-Officio Member – both of the Executive Committee and General Body. The Council elects from themselves the President, Vice-President and the members of the Executive Committee.
The elected President and the Vice-President are the Ex-Officio Chairman and Vice Chairman of the Executive Committee which deals with all procedural, financial and day-to-day activities and affairs of the Council.
The Council is financed mainly by the grants from the Govt. of India, Ministry of Health & Family Welfare though the other source of income of the Council is the 1/4th share of fees realised every year by various State Dental Councils.
Objectives of Dental Council of India
- Maintain uniform standards of dental education in India
- Regulate the curriculum in the training of dentists, dental hygienists and dental mechanics
- Regulate the level of examinations and qualifications
Dental Council of India
Kotla Road, Temple Lane,
Opp. Mata Sundari College for Women,
New Delhi – 110002
Phone: 91-11-23238542, 91-11-23236740