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Dentists Act 1984

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Procedure for registration

18Procedure for registration

(1)Subject to section 17 above and subsection (3) below, any right to registration shall be conditional on the making of an application supported by such evidence as is required by subsection (2) below.

(2)Any person applying to be registered shall produce or send to the registrar the document conferring or evidencing his licence or other qualification with a statement of his name and address and the other particulars (if any) required for registration.

(3)A dental authority may from time to time transmit to the registrar certified fists of the persons who are graduates or licentiates of that body in dentistry, stating the qualifications and places of residence of the persons included in the lists; and on receiving any such lists the registrar shall, subject to the provisions of this Act, duly register those persons.

19Regulations with respect to the register

(1)The Council may make regulations with, respect to the form and keeping of the register and the making of entries and erasures in it, and in particular—

(a)prescribing a fee to be charged on the entry of a name in the register or on the restoration of any entry to the register;

(b)prescribing a fee to be charged in respect of the retention in the register of the name of a person first registered after 28th July 1921 in any year subsequent to the year in which that person was first registered;

(c)providing for the registration in and removal from the register in prescribed circumstances of additional diplomas held by a registered dentist and prescribing a fee to be charged in respect of the registration;

(d)authorising the registrar (notwithstanding anything in this Act) to refuse to make in or restore to the register any entry until a fee prescribed by regulations under this section has been paid.

(2)Regulations under this section may authorise the registrar to erase from the register the name of a person who, after such notices and warnings as may be prescribed by the regulations, fails to pay a fee prescribed under subsection (1)(b) above; and where a person's name is so erased, that name may be restored to the register on that person's application, if he satisfies the registrar as to the matters specified in paragraphs (a) to (c) of section 15(3) above.

(3)Regulations under this section prescribing fees may provide for the charging of different fees in different classes of cases.

(4)Regulations under this section prescribing fees or authorising the registrar to erase a person's name for non-payment of a fee shall not come into force until approved by order of the Privy Council.

20Selection of proper abbreviations of overseas diplomas

Where—

(a)the name of a person entitled to be registered by virtue of a recognised overseas diploma is entered in the register, or

(b)an additional diploma granted in a country overseas is entered against a person's name in the register,

the registrar shall enter that diploma in such abbreviated form as the registrar, after consultation with the President of the Council, may select as being convenient but not capable of being mistaken for the abbreviated form of any other diploma.

21Notification of reasons for refusal of application for registration etc.

Where the registrar refuses—

(a)an application for registration under any provision of section 15(1) above, or

(b)an application for a direction to be given under section 17 above, or

(c)an application to be restored to the register under section 19(2) above,

he shall notify the applicant in writing of his reasons for refusing the application; and any such notification may be sent by post.

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