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The Dental Council of Mauritius is established under the Dental Council Act 31 of 1999 – 1 January 2000. It provides the registration and regulation of the dental profession in order to promote high standard of dental practices safeguarding the public, foster ethical conduct, and upkeep the ethical standard of the profession.

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Date: 20 October 2021

THE DENTAL COUNCIL ACT 1999

ELECTION OF SEVEN (7) MEMBERS (COMPRISING TWO (2) MEMBERS FROM THE PUBLIC SERVICE AND FIVE (5) MEMBERS FROM THE PRIVATE SECTOR) OF THE DENTAL COUNCIL OF MAURITIUS

NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT OF PROXIES

  1. Notice is hereby given that, in view of the election of seven (7) members (comprising two (2) members from the Public service and five (5) members from the private Sector) of the DENTAL COUNCIL OF MAURITIUS, due to be held on Saturday 6 November 2021, any fully registered dental surgeon/dental specialist who will be serving in Rodrigues, Agalega or at Mauritian Embassies or High Commissions abroad on that day may, if he/she so wishes, vote by proxy.
  2. In order to vote by proxy, any such dental surgeon/dental specialist must apply forthwith during normal office hours to the Returning Officer, Office of the Electoral Commissioner, MaxCity Building, Corner Remy Ollier and Louis Pasteur Streets, Port Louis, or the Health Director, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Creve Coeur, Rodrigues for an application form to vote by proxy.
  3. The said application form, duly filled in by the dental surgeon/dental specialist, must then be forwarded to the person appointed as proxy, who will countersign it before sending it to the Returning Officer, Office of the Electoral Commissioner at the abovementioned address so as to reach the latter on or before 27 October 2021 during normal office hours.  Applications forms received after that date will not be considered.
  4. A proxy paper authorising the proxy to vote on behalf of the applicant will be sent to the proxy on or before 03 November 2021.
  5. It is brought to the attention of all concerned that
    1. An elector shall not be entitled to have more than one proxy at a time appointed to vote for him/her;
    2. An elector who has appointed a proxy shall not be entitled to vote in person;
    3. A person shall not be capable of being appointed to vote as proxy at this election unless he/she is a Commonwealth citizen over eighteen years of age and not subject to any legal incapacity to vote thereat as an elector;
    4. A person shall not be entitled to vote as proxy at the same election on behalf of more than two electors.

 M. I. ABDOOL RAHMAN, GOSK

Electoral Commissioner

20 October 2021                                           

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Date: 20 October 2021

THE DENTAL COUNCIL ACT 1999 (Section 4)

Election of seven (7) members of the Dental Council of Mauritius, (Comprising two (2) members from the public service and five (5) from the private sector)

Notice of Polling Day

Notice is hereby given to all fully registered dental surgeons and dental specialists that a poll for the election of seven (7) members of the Dental Council of Mauritius (comprising two (2) members in the category of public service and five (5) members in the category of the private sector) will be conducted by the Office of the Electoral Commissioner on Saturday the sixth (6th) day of November, 2021 between the hours of 9 am and 4 pm at the seat of the Dental Council of Mauritius, One Way Floreal Road, Cité Mangalkhan, Floreal.

And that the candidates are as follows:

(SECTION A)

CATEGORY: PUBLIC SERVICE

S/N      Candidates                                 Address

1.         DAJEE, Vikash                            82D, Farquhar St., Curepipe Road

2.         MOHADEB-SOMAR, Jhassu      65A, Ave. Souffleur, Morc. Anna, Flic en Flac
            Varsha Naveena      

3.         RAMDHONY, Nitin Coomar         Royal Rd., Mare D’Australia

4.         SUNGKER, Tilak Raj                   24, Independance Ave., Vacoas

(SECTION B)

CATEGORY: PRIVATE SECTOR

S/N      Candidates                                                 Address

1.         BISSUMBHUR, Sailesh Kumar                   Royal Rd., Belle Rive, Bel Air

2.         BOODHUN, Amresh Nemraj                       Ave. Geranium, Morc. Raffray,
                                                                                Le Hochet  

3.         CHEEKHOOREE, Kumarsingh Santosh    Rue Dupin, Curepipe

4.         CHICKOOREE-RAM, Daminee                  Royal Rd., 8th Mile, Triolet

5.         DOMUN, Ahmad Khan                               35, Labourdonnais St., Port Louis

6.         JARIA, Ragini Sonah                                 109B, St. Jean Road, Quatre Bornes

7.         NASAPEN, Dev Kumar                              Le Bocage, Moka

of which all persons are hereby required to take notice and govern themselves accordingly.

DIRECTIONS TO VOTERS

1. Each elector should produce his/her National Identity Card/Passport when applying for a ballot paper.

2. Each elector will be issued with a ballot paper comprising of two sections namely: -

SECTION A: Candidates from the Public Service;

and

SECTION B: Candidates from the Private Sector.

3. Each elector shall vote for Seven (7) candidates, namely:           

(i)         two (2) candidates in SECTION A (Public Service);

and

(ii)        five (5) candidates in SECTION B (Private Sector)

by putting a cross (X) opposite the name of each candidate of his/her choice.

4. If an elector votes for more than two (2) or less than two (2) candidates in SECTION A and for more than five (5) or less than five (5) candidates in SECTION B or places any mark or writing on the ballot paper by which he/she could afterwards be identified, his/her votes will be void and will not be counted.

5. If an elector inadvertently spoils a ballot paper, he/she may return it to the Presiding Officer, who, on being satisfied of the fact, will issue him/her with another one.

6. No elector will be allowed to vote by proxy except those serving in Rodrigues, Agalega, or at Mauritian Embassies or High Commissions abroad.

7. An elector who has appointed a proxy to vote on his/her behalf will not be entitled to vote in person.

8. Candidates and agents are requested to switch off their mobile phones when entering the voting or counting room.

9. The following Covid-19 sanitary precautionary measures need to be observed by all candidates and agents when entering the voting or counting room.

  1. To wear face mask,
  2. To use hand sanitizer
  3. To keep social distancing.

Given under my hand at One Way Floreal Road, Cité Mangalkhan, Floreal this 20th day of October 2021.

Dr. K. Deepchand

Registrar

Dental Council of Mauritius

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Date: 02 October 2021

NOTICE OF ELECTION OF SEVEN (7) MEMBERS OF THE DENTAL COUNCIL OF MAURITIUS

Notice is hereby given to all fully registered dental surgeons and dental specialists that the election of seven (7) members of the Dental Council of Mauritius (comprising two (2) members from the public service and five (5) members from the private sector) will be conducted by the Office of the Electoral Commissioner on the sixth(6th) day of November 2021; and that the Returning Officer will receive the nomination of candidates for the said election on Saturday the sixteenth (16th) day of October, 2021, next ensuing, between the hours of 9 am and 12 noon at the seat of the Dental Council of Mauritius, One Way Floreal Road, CitéMangalkhan, Floreal.

Forms of nomination paper may be obtained either from the Registrar, at the seat of the Dental Council of Mauritius at the abovementioned address or from the Health Director, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Creve Coeur, Rodrigues, between the hours of 9 am and 3 pm on normal working days (excluding Saturdays).

Every nomination paper must be signed by five(5)fully registered dental surgeons or dental specialists and be delivered to the Returning Officer between the said hours of 9 am and 12 noon on 16thOctober, 2021.

Every nomination paper shall specify the name, address and date of registration of the dental surgeons or dental specialists and also contain a declaration to the effect that: -

  1. on nomination day he/she is a fully registered dental surgeon or dental specialist and is not otherwise suspended;
  2. on nomination day he/she reckons at least 10 years’ experience as dental surgeon or dental specialist in the Republic of Mauritius; and
  3. he/she is a citizen of the Republic of Mauritius.

Nomination Papers received by post, fax, email or otherwise will not be considered.

Dr. K. Deepchand

Registrar

Dental Council of Mauritius

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Date: 10 September 2021

CONTINUING PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

This is to bring to the attention of all registered dental practitioners that the following sites are approved for e-learning courses in Dentistry. Their names are as follows:

Colgate

Viva learning

Aquafresh

Medscape

ADA C.E.R.P

Novartis

IPMA

Ripegolbal

You are requested to keep records of your CPD points accumulated

Registrar

Dental Council of Mauritius

One Way Floreal Street- Floreal

Tel. 6988340/6988403

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Date: 20 July 2021

CONTINUING PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

This is to bring to the attention of all registered dental practitioners that CPD points may be accumulated through approved online CPD courses or e-training programme.

You are advised to submit any attendance certificate clearly mentioning the number of hours and the date of the event, on email address "dentalmu.cpd@gmail.com".

Registrar’s Office- Dental Council of Mauritius

One Way Floreal Street- Floreal

Tel. 6988340/6988403

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Date: 06 July 2021

DENTAL REGISTRATION EXAMINATION (DRE)

In the context of the DRE which will be held on Saturday 10 July 2021, prospective DRE candidates who reside in the RED ZONE are hereby requested to urgently inform the Ministry of Health and Wellness for application of special WAP.

Registrar’s Office- Dental Council of Mauritius

One Way Floreal Street- Floreal

Tel. 6988340/6988403

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Date: 22 June 2021

DENTAL REGISTRATION EXAMINATION (DRE)

1. Prospective DRE candidates are hereby informed that the forthcoming DRE will be held on July 10, 2021. Candidates are required to be present 2 hours prior to the exam start time.

2. The DRE will be a computer based examination conducted by the National Board of Examination of New Delhi, India.

3. The paper will be of 2½ hours duration. There will be 150 Multiple Choice Questions having a question stem and 4 distractors with one correct/best response. An applicant shall be declared as having passed the examination only if he has scored a minimum of 75 marks.

4. Candidates are requested to submit a copy of two recent passport size photograph and effect a payment of an exact amount of Rs 13 500 in cash to the Dental Council of Mauritius.

5. Last date for Receipt of Application Forms is June 25, 2021 at noon latest.

6. The venue of the examination centres are:

(i) Athena Business School (1st Floor Fon Sing building, 12th Edith Cavell St, PORT LOUIS)

(ii) Rushmore Business School (Sodnac Link Road, QUATRE BORNES).

7. Dispatch of Admit Cards is likely to begin as from July 7, 2021 at the office of the MES. Admit card issued by the MES will mention the examination centre of each DRE candidate.

8. Candidate should carefully examine the Admit Card and ensure that all the entries therein are correct. In case of any discrepancy, same shall immediately be brought to notice of Mauritius Examination Syndicate.

9. No candidate shall be allowed to appear in the examination unless:

i.He is a citizen of Mauritius or he is a non citizen who holds a work permit or is exempted from holding a permit under the non citizens (Employment Restriction) Act.
ii.He possesses a “diploma in dental surgery” or equivalent qualification awarded by a recognized dental institution listed in the Dental Council Act .

10. No candidates will be allowed to enter the examination room unless he produces evidence of having been vaccinated. 1st dose of the vaccine will also be considered.

11. A mock link will be shared to the candidates to get familiarised with the computer based test by the National board of Examinations in due course.
12. Dental Council of Mauritius reserves the absolute right to withdraw the permission, if any, granted inadvertently to any applicant who is not eligible to appear in the DRE even though an admit Card has been issued.

13. The Result of the Dental Registration Examination will be affixed on the website of the Dental Council of Mauritius.

This Communiqué is published for general information. Further details may be obtained directly from the office of the Dental Council of Mauritius.

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE APPLICATION FORM FOR APPEARING IN DENTAL REGISTRATION EXAMINATION 

Registrar’s Office- Dental Council of Mauritius

One Way Floreal Street- Floreal

Tel. 6988340/6988403

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Date: 01 June 2021

Continuing Professional Development - Year 2021

This is to bring to the attention of all registered dental practitioners that as per section 29(A) of the Dental Council Act, they need to accumulate not less than 12 CPD credit points duing the year 2021 for renewal of the Annual Practicing License for the year 2022.

Also note that CPD points can be accumulated through approved online CPD courses or e-training programme.

You are advised to submit any attendance certificate/CPD tracker on email address "dentalmu.cpd@gmail.com"

Dr S P W MAHARAHAGE

Registrar

Dental Council of Mauritius

01/06/2021

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Date: 27 May 2021

DENTAL REGISTRATION EXAMINATION (DRE)

Prospective DRE candidates are hereby informed that the forthcoming DRE has been tentatively scheduled for July 10, 2021. Please note that the examination fee is Rs 13, 500. The DRE will be a computer-based examination conducted by the National Board of Examination of New Delhi, India. The venue of the exams will be communicated later.

Registrar’s Office

Dental Council of Mauritius

One Way Floreal Street- Floreal

Tel. 6988340/6988403 

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Date: 25 May 2021

Dental Council Act

Regulations made by the Dental Council of Mauritius, with the approval of the Minister, under section 23 and 40 of the Dental council Act.

1. These regulations may be cited as the Dental Council (Examination Fee) amendments Regulations 2021.

2.In these regulations -

Principal regulations means the Dental council (Examination Fee) Regulations 2013.

3. Regulation 3 of the principal regulations is amended by deleting the words "3,100 rupees" and replacing them by the words "13,500 rupees".

4. These regulations shall be deemed to have come into operation on 3 May 2021.

Made by the Dental Council of Mauritius, with the approval of the Minister, on 20 May 2021.

Registrar 

Dental Council of Mauritius  

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Date: 05 January 2021

All dental practitioners are hereby informed that the last date to effect payment for annual fee for the Year 2021 is 02nd February 2021 as 31st January 2021 falls on a Sunday and 01st February 2021 is a public holiday. 

Dr S.P.W MAHARAHAJE 

Registrar 

Dental Council of Mauritius  

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Date: 04 December 2020

CONTINUING PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT FOR THE YEAR 2021

This is to bring to the attention of all Dental Surgeons and Dental Specialists that as per section 29(A) of the Dental Council Act they need to accumulate not less than 12 CPD credit points during the year 2021 for renewal of the Annual Practising License for the year 2022.

Registrar’s Office

Dental Council of Mauritius

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