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Dentists Act 1984

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1(1)The Council shall consist of the President and twenty-nine other members, together with the members nominated under this Part of this Schedule by the authorities who are for the time being dental authorities.

(2)Of those twenty-nine members of the Council—

(a)eighteen shall be elected by registered dentists from among themselves;

(b)four shall be the persons who are for the time being the chief dental officers of each of the Department of Health and Social Security, the Welsh Office and the Department of Health and Social Services for Northern Ireland and the chief dental officer to the Secretary of State for Scotland ;

(c)six, who shall not be registered dentists and of whom three shall be chosen for England and one for each of Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, shall be nominated by Her Majesty on the advice of Her Privy Council; and

(d)one shall be elected in accordance with paragraph 12(9) below;

and of the remaining members, all of whom shall be registered dentists, the University of London (so long as it is a dental authority) shall nominate two, and every other authority which is for the time being a dental authority shall nominate one.

(3)In addition there shall be three persons nominated by the General Medical Council from among members of that Council who shall act and vote as members of the General Dental Council in connection with dental education and examinations, but who, except as otherwise expressly provided by this sub-paragraph or any other provision of this Act, shall not be treated as members of the General Dental Council for the purposes of this Act.

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