indian dental association and dental council of india Submitted by – Dr.Rishabh jain
GUIDED BY –
Dr. ESHA VERMA
• INDIAN DENTAL ASSOCIATION
AND DENTAL COUNCIL OF INDIA
SUBMITTED BY –
INDIAN DENTAL ASSOCIATION - 1949
The Indian dental association was formed in the year 1949 soon after the DENTIST
act was Passed in the INDIAN PARLIAMENT
The association was registered in Delhi in 1967 with Reg.No. S/265
OBJECTIVES OF IDA :
Promotion , encouragement and advancement of dental an allied science.
To encourage the member to undertake measure for the improvement of public
health and education in India.
FUNCTIONS OF IDA
A) Holding periodical meetings and conferences of the members of the
association and of the dental profession in general.
B) Publishing and circuiting a journal which is the official organ of the
association of a character specially adopted to the needs of dental
profession in India and which shall undertake publicity and propaganda of
the work of the association through it columns
C) Encouraging the libraries in the branches and buy books out of the funds of
D) Publishing time to time papers related to dental researches conducted by
members independently or under the auspices of the association.
E) Encouraging research in dental and allied sciences with grants out of the
funds of the association by the establishment of scholarship and maintain
international contacts with foreign dental association.
F) Conducting an educational campaign among the masses of India in the matter
of oral hygiene by co-operating with different public bodies working with the
G) Also to considered and express its views on all questions pertaining to the
Indian legislation affecting public health , the dental profession and dental
education and take such steps from time to time regarding the same as shall be
deemed expedient or necessary and finally do all such other things as are
cognate to the objectives of the association or are incidental or conductive to the
attainment of the above objectives.
H) Protects public from unethical treatment by unqualified practitioners.
I) Trying to set exemption from custom duty for essential dental materials and
STRUCTURE OF THE ASSOCIATION
REGISTERD OFFICE – HONOARARY SECRETARY RESIDES
LOCAL BRANCHES - DISTRICT HEADQUARTERS
STATE BRANCHES - HEADQUARTERS WITHIN RESPECTIVE STATE
AND ARE MADE UP OF VARIOUS LOCL BRANCHES
WITH IN THE STATE AS THEIR UNITS
Local and state branches are formed for the , better attainment of the objects of the association
Local branches should have a minimum of 15 ordinary members and there shall not be more t
One branch in the same town.
MEMBERSHIP OF IDA
Dental practitioners registered under Indian Dentist act 1948 are eligible to
become a member of the association. In the areas where the Dentist Act of
India has been forced and no registration has taken place , members of the
dental profession eligible to be registered under part A are also considered
The members of the association itself are of different categories :a) Honorary members :- Persons of high scientific or literary attainment6 or
person who have rendered conspicuous service to the association or person
whose connections with the association may be deemed desirable and if
willing to be made honorary members are so elected according to the rules of
B) Ordinary members :- Dental practitioners and other members of dental
profession eligible to become a member of the association.
C) Director members :- Persons eligible for membership but who are not residing
or practicing in the area of a local branch . These members shall be attached to
state branch to the central head-quarters.
D) Student members :- Only under graduate students of recognized dental
institution may be admitted as student members.
E) Affiliated members :- Non residential foreign dental practitioners having dental
qualification according to schedule are eligible to become affiliated members ,
subject to the approval of the central council of the Indian dental association. All
affiliated members will be attached only to the head office.
F) Associate members :- Person registered with the medical council of India.
If a person has to be elected as honorary member at least 25 members
of the association or 10 members of the central council should propose his/her
name along with claims of the candidate for such honor before the central
council. Director member and other members shall fill up and sing the prescribed
form of applicatio9n of membership which can be send directly to the Honorary
general secretary or though the state branch or local branch.
PRIVILEGES OF IDA MEMBERSHIP:
A) All member shall be supplied with a copy of the journal and such other
publication of the association free of cost.
B) All members can use the library and association rooms if any.
C) All members have the right to attend take part in discussion in all general
meeting , lectures and demonstrations or conferences organized by the
D) All members shall enjoy any other privilege that may be conferred by the
OFFICE BEARERS OF IDA
• For the proper management of the association
1. One president.
2. One president-elect.
3. Three voice presidents.
4. One honorary general secretary.
5. One honorary joint secretary.
6. One honorary assistant secretary.
7. One honorary Treasurer.
8. One editor of the journal of the IDA.
9. One chairmen of the council on Dental health (CDH).
10. One honorary secretary of the council on Dental health (CDH)
The honorary secretary joint secretary Assistant secretary and Treasurer must
reside in the city where head office, is located . Local branches also have office
bearers of the same grade . In case of branches having its own constitution the
office bearer ship shall be decided by the general body of the branch concerned.
Each office bearers have their own duties, powers and tenure.
Election of the office – bearers :
President and the voice president
Nominations are invited from local branches to nominate one member of the
association for the office of the president elect and three members of the
association for the office of the three vice – president . The executive committee
of the branch select the members and before forwarding these nomination the
secretary of the branch ascertain from the person concerned whether he/she
accepts the nominations or not after screening or self withdrawal of the
candidature by any , the list of the nomination is send to all the branches
requesting them to elect one name for president elect and three names for the
vice president from among the names in the list of nominees ballot papers are
prepared by the branch secretary using this list voting is done at a general body
meeting . The voted ballot papers are send back to the head office where the
Scrutinising committee headed by the honorary general secretary counts the votes and
tabulate the results.
The honorary general secretary , joint secretary, assistant secretary , treasurer ,editor of
the journal and chairman and honorary secretary of the council of dental health are
elected at the annual general body meeting .
The central council has the right to enquire into the charges leveled against any of the
office bearers and has the power to remove the office – bearer by the no confidential
Management of the association :
The general management of the association shall be vested in a “Central council”
While that of the branches are done by the executive committee of the branch.
The central council is composed of the following members of the association .,
1) The president
2) The president – elect
3) The three voice - president
4) The honorary general secretary
5) The honorary joint secretary
6) The honorary assistant secretary
7) The honorary treasurer
8) The editor of the journal
9) Chairman of the council of dental health (CDH)
10) Honorary secretary of the council of dental health (CDH)
b) Members without portfolios
(1) immediate past president
(2) representative from the state branches.
The executive committee of the state branches and local branches also have a
same pattern of office bearers except the chairman and the honorary general
secretary is in charge , in addition member without portfoliuos such as immediate past
president and members of the executive committee and reprentatives from the local
The general body of a state or district or local branch having its own constitution is free
to create any past of office bearer ship for the branch or state .
Members are elected to the central council from the state branches at their annual
general meeting in the scale; for 5-25 ordinary members 1 representatively , 25-50
ordinary member 2 representative and above 50 one representative for every 50 or
part of 50.
Function of the central council of IDA
To direct and regulate the general affairs of the association .
a) To frame ,alter or repeal rules and bye laws of the association ,subject to the approval
of the annual general meetings of the association.
b) To appoint committee as deemed necessary by the council.
c) To consider and decide application forb direct membership , the resignation of member
and the question of taking disciplinary action against any member or branch.
d) To write off the whole or part of the arrears of dues against any individual members or a
branch or other outstanding.
e) To appoint or remove salaried officers and servant of the association .
f) None of the important function of the council is to government ,public bodies or any
constitute authority for any matter in which the interest of the association or the dental
profession are affected
g) All properties of the association is under the control of the central council ,ie,all
transaction and management of these properties are to be carried out by the central
h) Fund raising – investment of association money are looked after by the central
i) In case of any dispute between any two member s or branches it shall be referred to
a tribunal appointment by the central council . The tribunal consist of three members
of the parties a third member is either the one accepted by both contesting parties or
the one appointed or the one appointed by the central council.
THE DECISION OF THE CENTRAL COUNCIL IN ALL MATTERS
SHALL BE FINAL .
* The functions and powers of the executive committee is same as that of the
central council but is confined to that branch only . It is also under the control of
RECEIPTS AND EXPENDITURE OF THE ASSOCIATION ;
The sources of income of the association is derived from the subscription of the
members , central fund contribution from the branches , special contribution or
donation raised directly or through the branches , income derived from the journal
and other publication of the association , contribution received on account or
organizing Indian dental conference , bequests received by legacies from person
who desire to benefit the association and other sources as authorized by the central
The funds are utilized to carryout the working of the association , the issue of the
association as authorized by the association.
Association also spend money on scientific investigation , conferences , prizes ,
scholarships and on such other purposes as it may consider advisable for furtherance of
the objects of the association.
ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING OF THE ASSOCIATION ;
It is held once in every year usually in the month of December during the annual
The business to be translated at the annual general meeting is in following
a) The election of a chairman (if necessary).
b) Adoption of the audited accounts of the previous year.
c) Any other motion for changes in the order of business.
d) Election of an auditor.
e) Election of the office bearers and other election resolution brought forwards by the
central council , state branches , local branches , and individual member.
RESPONSIBLLITIES AND FUNCTIONS OF INDIAN DENTAL
It is the responsibility of the association to protect the public from the
unethical treatment from unqualified dentist.
• To protect and safeguard and regularizing the practice of dentistry in the
• Those who possessed qualification were registered under part A while who
were practicing dentistry as a sole means of living hood without qualifications
under part B.
THE ANNUAL CONFERENCE ;
Annual conferences are organized by the association are by the association as
decided by the central council . All member can attend the conference and can
actively take place part in the business of the conference . In this conference prizes
and gifts are given out for members elected for their outstanding performance .
During this conference latest advancement in field of dentistry and current problems
concerning dentistry or dental; professionals are discussed.
THE DENTAL COUNCIL OF INDIA (DCI)
The Dental Council Of INDIA was formed on 12th april 1949.
As per dentist act 1948 the reprentatives of the following groups contribute to the
composition of the dental council of INDIA.
1) One registered dentist possessing a recognized dental qualification elected by the
dentist registered in part „A‟, of each state.
2) One member elected from amongst themselves by the members of the
MEDICAL COUNCIL OF INDIA. Not more than four members elected
from among themselves by principal ,deans , directors , and voice
principals of Dental colleges in the states training students for recognized
dental qualifications , provided that not more than one member shall be
elected from the same dental college , and Heads of Dental wings of
in the state training students for recognized dental qualifications.
3) One member from each university established by law which grants a
recognized `dental qualification.,
4) One member to represent each state to be nominated by the government
of each state.
5) Six members nominated by central government.
6) director general of health services (ex - officio)
FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBLITIES
The dental council of India is the statutory body which is mainly
concerned with maintenance of standard of dental education and further
it is the duty of the council to register qualified dentist and eliminate
quacks from field
Rules and Regulations ;a) Basic principal for the maintenance of minimum education standard
for the BDS degree.
b) Minimum physical requirements of ta dental college.
c) Minimum staff pattern for under graduate dental studies in colleges
with 40,60 and 100 number of admissions.
d) Basic qualifications and teaching experience required to teach BDS &
e) General establishment of dental facilities , its duration of course ,
select on of students .
f) Migration and transfer rules for students .
g) Regulations of scheme of exam for BDS &MDS .
h) Dental curriculum ; Time and subject specification to clinical
program and field programmed , syllabus etc.
INCORPORATION OF COUNCIL
The council shall be a body corporate by the name of the dental
council of India having perpetual succession and a common seal.
MODE OF ELECTIONS :
Elections shall be conducted in the prescribed manner and where any dispute arises
regarding any such election , it shall be referred to the central government whose
decision shall be final.
MODE OF DECLARATIONS :
All declarations shall be made by a resolution passed at the meeting of the council
and shall be published in the official gazette.
Conclusions :- IDA
Conclusion In brief, INDIAN dental association is for the well being of dental
professionals and dentistry as a whole and at the same time they are well concerned
with the dental health needs of Indian civilization and their upliftment in that aspect by
conducting and organizing dental health camps in rural areas and taking a leading
hand in community dental services and such other service to the people of India
The INDIAN dental association fulfills the duties and obligation for the dental profession
, and to the community at large.
The IDA believes that it is their duty to upload the dignity and honour of the dental
DCI : The council may prescribe standards of professional conduct and etiquette or the
code of ethics for dentists.
Regulation made by the council may specify which violation shall constitute