ANNOUNCEMENT

1. ENFORCEMENT OF THE DENTAL ACT 2018 [ACT 804]  

 

The Dental Act 1971 [Act 51] which has been in force since 1972 is repealed on 1 January 2022. It is replaced with Dental Act 2018 [Act 804] which comes into force on 1 January 2022 except for three provisions which will only come into force on 1 January 2025.

The Act provides for the establishment of the Malaysian Dental Council and the Malaysian Dental Therapists Board, the registration of practitioners, the regulation of dental practice and related matters. 

The Act specifies only qualified, competent, and professional practitioners to be registered and certified to provide quality and safe dental services to patients thereby increasing the people's confidence and trust in dental services.

 

2. ACCESS TO DENTAL PRACTITIONERS’ INFORMATION MANAGEMENT 

    SYSTEM    (DPIMS)

 

Access to the Dental Practitioners' Information Management System (DPIMS) will be limited to information made available for public information beginning 1st January 2022 until the development and migration of the new system for practitioners is ready. Kind understanding on this matter is highly appreciated.

Any application for Annual Practising Certificate kindly refer this link.

Other applications e.g. copy Annual Practising Certificate, change of address in APC, Letter of Good Standing, copies of certificates and translation of certificates can be made using this form.

 

3. RENEWAL OF THE ANNUAL PRACTISING CERTIFICATE (APC) FOR THE YEAR     2023

 

In accordance with section 38(1) of the Dental Act 2018, dental practitioners shall ensure that the annual practising certificate (APC) application for the year 2023 reaches the office of the Dental Registrar not later than 1 NOVEMBER 2022. Any dental practitioner who fails to apply for the APC, shall be deemed to be suspended from the date the current APC lapses. Charges for late application as prescribed in the Fourth Schedule is applicable if the application reaches the MDC’s office after the stipulated date.

Kindly refer to this  link for more info on APC application. 

Practicing dentistry without a valid APC is an offence where the dental practitioner and the employer can be subjected to action according to the Dental Act 2018. 

4. DELAY IN PROCESSING AND ISSUANCE OF ANNUAL PRACTISING CERTIFICATE    (APC)2023

 

The Secretariat of Malaysian Dental Council (MDC) is currently processing a large volume of APC applications manually following the unforeseen delays in the development and migration of the new online system for dental practitioners. Therefore, we regret to inform you that the issuance of APC 2023 will be delayed and dental practitioners who submitted APC applications before 1st November 2022 are expected to receive the hard copy of the certificate towards the end of January 2023.

For dental practitioners in the private sector, kindly note that you are required to inform the Enforcement Officer from the Private Medical Practice Control Section (CKAPS) if you have submitted your APC 2023 application and yet to receive the hard copy. We assure you that the MDC Secretariat will validate the details with the Enforcement Officer, if required.

We sincerely apologize for the delay and appreciate your patience while we work to process your APC 2023 as quickly as possible. Should you have any further enquiries, please contact us via mdc@moh.gov.my

Last update: 5 December 2022

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