Important Notice: Building Maintenance
The Dental Council Staff will be temporarily moving premises as work is due to start on the refurbishment of the Dental Council building.
Post can still be sent to 57 Merrion Square, Dublin 2 as usual and it will be forwarded to us in our temporary office. Our other contact details will remain the same.
Unfortunately, we are unable to accommodate drop in visitors for this time.
57 Merrion Square – closed from 17 June 2015 until 31 October 2015
Important Notice: Please note there has been a fee change for The Dental Council Examination. More details can be found on the examination page
Malicious Online Content
The Council has become aware of a number of false and malicious allegations that have been posted on a number of online fora, purporting to be from patients, concerning treatment allegedly provided by some members of the Dental Council. These allegations, and the contents of the postings, are totally untrue.
The European Dental organisations to which they refer do not exist, nor have any of the people referred to ever been treated by the dentists in question. None of the dentists referred to in the postings have been the subject of disciplinary action by the Dental Council.
The postings are part of an orchestrated campaign by a disgruntled individual (who has never been a patient of any of the dentists in question). We are seeking to have this material removed. Please feel free to contact the Council offices if you are a patient and are concerned about any information you may have accessed on-line.
24 March 2015
Dental Council :
An Chomhairle Fiacloireachta, the Dental Council, was established under the provisions of the Dentists Act 1985 (www.irishstatutebook.ie). Its general concern is to promote high standards of professional education and professional conduct among dentists.
The main functions assigned to the Council under the Act are:
- To establish, maintain and publish a Register of Dentists and a Register of Dental Specialists and to provide for the registration and the retention of dentists names in these registers.
- To satisfy itself as to the adequacy and suitability of the dental education and training provided in the State's dental schools and to the standards required at examinations for primary qualifications.
- To inquire into the fitness of a registered dentist to practise dentistry on the grounds of his alleged professional misconduct or his alleged unfitness to practise by reason of physical or mental disability and to take appropriate action. The Council has power, subject in some instances to confirmation by the High Court to advise, admonish, censure, suspend, attach conditions to registration or erase a dentist's name from the Register.
- To make, with the consent of the Minister, schemes for the establishment of classes of auxiliary dental workers.
- To discharge the duties assigned to the Council pursuant to the provisions of EU Dental Directives.
- To advise the dental profession and the public on all matters relating to dental ethics and professional behaviour.
- To advise the Minister on all matters relating to the functions of the Council under the Act.