Report No. 50
4. The Dentists' Act, 1948.
Section 11.-This section provides that an application to the council for recognition of qualifications by an authority which grants such qualifications, the Council after enquiry may declare that such qualification shall be recognised dental hygiene qualification for the purposes of the Act.
Section 12.-The Council may prescribe the period and nature of an apprenticeship or training and other necessary conditions before a person can be registered as dental mechanic under this Act.1
1. The Rajya Sabha has recently passed the Dentists' (Amendment) Bill, 1972, which seeks to vest in the Union Government the power to recognise dental qualifications and to provide for the appointment of visitors for the inspection of dental institutions, and to empower the Dental Council of India to prescribe standards of professional conduct, etiquette and a code of ethics for dentists in order to bring about uniformity in these rules.