- I. Excerpts from Myanmar Dental Council Law (2018)
- II. Mechanism of Mobility for ASEAN DENTISTS (2017)
- III. Registration of Dental Special List
- IV. Asean minimum Competency Standard
I. Excerpts from Myanmar Dental Council Law (2018)
Registration Certificate of a Dental Practitioner
23. Any citizen who has obtained any of the following degrees or the Bachelor of Dental Surgery which is recognized by the Council under sub-section (b) of section 7, and wishes to obtain the registration certificate, may apply to the Council in accordance with the stipulations after the completion of house surgeonship. On the receipt of the application, the Council shall transfer it to the Executive Committee for scrutiny:
24. The Executive Committee:
25. The Council shall cancel the registration certificate of revoke it for a limited period of finding that any of the following matters has occurred relating to any registered dental practitioner:
Recognition Certificate of Dental Nurses, Dental Hygienists, Prosthetists of Dental Assistants
26. The citizen who has obtained any of the following degrees, diplomas or certificates may apply the recognition certificate to the Council in accordance with stipulations. On the receipt of the application, the Council shall transfer it to the Executive Committee:
27. The Executive Committee:
28. The Council shall cancel the recognition certificate if it finds that any of the following facts of dental nurses, dental hygienists, prosthetists and dental assistants has occurred:
Dental Practitioner Licence
32. If the general practitioner licence holder or special practitioner licence holder intends to extend the term of the practitioner licence, he shall apply it to the Council 60 days prior to the date of expiry. On the receipt of the application, the Council shall transfer it to the Executive Committee for scrutiny.
33. The Executive Committee shall scrutinize the application applied for the extension of the practitioner licence under section 32, and may extend or refuse to extend the licence.
34. The Council may cancel or revoke the practitioner licence for a limited period if it is found any of the following facts of a dental practitioner:
Duties and Rights of the Dental Practitioner and the Dental Practitioner Licence Holder
35. Any dental practitioners or dental practitioner licence holder shall:
36. The dental practitioner licence holder shall have the right to practise the dentistry in accordance with the specifications according to the types of the dental practitioner licence.
37. In electing 13 members of the Council to be elected with majority votes, or each member of the Council represented for the Union Territory, the Region or State concerned, or in electing members represented for their region concerned, the dental practitioner licence holder:
39. No one shall practise dental and oral medicine without a dental practitioner licence.
40. No dental practitioner licence holder shall assign duty to any other person except the person who has obtained the licence, registration certificate, recognition certificate, permit, training completion certificate or evidence issued by the relevant department, organization or Council in practicing dentistry.
41. No dental practitioners shall use his name against terms and expressions which are inappropriate to the degree, rank or know-how which he has obtained.
42. No dental practitioner shall mention any additional dental qualification such as the diploma, degree, etc. against his name without the approval of the Council that he has been registered in the list of dental practitioners.
43. Whoever violates the prohibition contained in section 39 shall, on conviction, be punished with imprisonment for a term from a minimum of one year to a maximum of three years, and shall also be liable to a fine.
44. Any dental practitioner licence holder who violates the prohibition contained in section 40 shall, on conviction, be punished with a fine from a minimum of five hundred thousand kyats to a maximum of one million kyats.
45. Any dental practitioner who violates the prohibition contained in section 41 shall, on conviction, be punished with a fine of five hundred thousand kyats.
46. Any dental practitioner who violates the prohibition contained in section 42 shall, on conviction, be punished with a fine of three hundred thousand kyats.
II. Mechanism of Mobility for ASEAN DENTISTS (2017)
(Limited Clinical Practice, Research with patient contact, Teaching, Humanitarian Missions etc-----)
III. Registration of Dental Special List
(1) For Myanmar Graduates
All dental graduates from Myanmar Dental University must register with the Myanmar Dental Council (MDC) to be able to practice both in public and private sector according to MDC law and a general dental practitioner’s license is issued.
After obtaining the post graduate degree in the respective field of dentistry, anybody who wishes to practice as a dental specialist could apply for specialist registration to MDC. However, nobody has applied for specialist registration to MDC but their specialist qualifications are endorsed in the general dental practitioner’s license book by MDC.
(2) For Foreign Dental Surgeons
Limited registration license is granted for foreign dental surgeons after considering their application case by case. Validity is 3 months but renewable.
IV. Asean minimum Competency Standard
ASEAN Minimum Common Competency Standard for Dental Undergraduate Education (Summary)
|Statement of Minimum Competencies||Proposed Revision to the Statement (if any)||Scope of Performing Abilities||Other Inputs or Comments|
|1. Demonstrate ethical and professional behaviours which are in accordance with the local codes of conduct for dental professionals.||Practice ethical/legal/moral principles and social accountability. (PH)
Have ethical and professional behaviours which are in accordance with the local codes of conduct for dental professionals. (VN)
|“Must do” not “Must know”|
|2. Provide dental care in compliance with the principles of ethics and jurisprudence.||
|3. Recognise patients’ rights, demonstrate appropriate caring behaviour, and respect patients and colleagues without discrimination.||
|4. Practise within one’s competence and know when to consult and/or refer.||
|5. Communicate effectively with patients and their caregivers, colleagues, and the public.||
|6. Critically evaluate and apply best up-to date research evidence to manage, solve or improve patients’ oral health.||Critically evaluate and apply best up-to date research evidence to prevent disease (and abnormal conditions like malocclusion) and to manage, solve or improve patients’ oral health. (PH)||
|7. Apply knowledge of the scientific basis of dentistry, including the relevant biomedical and psychosocial sciences, to the practice of dentistry in compliance with the correct academic principles.||
|8. Demonstrate commitment to lifelong learning for professional development and maintain high quality care for the patients and community.||Display commitment to lifelong learning for professional development and maintain high quality care for the patients and community. (VN)||
|9. Lead and/or participate with dental and/or other health care team in dental and general health promotion.||
|10. Manage and maintain a safe working environment including patient safety and effective cross infection control.|
|11. Organise and manage dental practice office/clinic.||Apply business principles, entrepreneurship, practices and processes in the organization and management of the office/clinic. (PH)||Need to give supplementary competency regarding this issue|
|12. Identify patient’s chief complaints and obtain complete medical, dental andpsychosocial history.||May not need further clarification|
|13. Perform clinical examination, necessary diagnostic tests, and radiographic examination/investigation.||Hot test
Inspection, pulpation, percussion
PA and bitewing x-ray
|14. Obtain and interpret all findings in order to arrive at an accurate diagnosis.||
|15. Formulate appropriate initial, differential and final diagnoses based on the interpretation of the clinical, laboratory and radiographic findings.||
Common diseases – final diagnosis
Uncommon diseases – initial diagnosis and consult/refer
|16. Keep accurate, systematic and current patient medical/dental records in compliance with international standards and local data protection regulation/legislation.||
|17. Formulate a comprehensive treatment and/or referral plan.||
Develop comprehensive evidence-based treatment plan and/or referral plan and obtain informed consent. (PH)
Formulate a comprehensive dental treatment and/or referral plan. (VN)
|18. Apply a patient-centred approach to adjust treatment plans to suit patients’ needsand values according to standards of care.||
|19. Recognise and manage medical and dental emergencies and perform basic life-support.||
|20. Manage patient’s pain and anxiety by using both pharmacological and non-pharmacological techniques||
|21. Manage carious and non-carious lesions, and provide restorations when indicated.||
|22. Manage pulpal and periapical diseases and perform non-surgical root canal treatment on uncomplicated single and/or multi-rooted teeth.||
|23. Manage periodontal conditions and diseases and provide non-surgical periodontal treatment when indicated.||
|24. Manage oral surgery treatment needs and perform minor oral surgical procedures.||
|25. Recognise and manage common oral mucosal lesions.||Need to give supplementary competency regarding this issue|
|26. Manage patients with prosthodontic treatment needs, and provide suitable fixed and/or removable prostheses.||
|27. Manage patients with abnormal craniofacial complexes and occlusion.||
|28. Manage patients with masticatory disorders/diseases and/or orofacial pain.||
|29. Recognise and manage patients with special needs.||
|30. Recognise and manage patients with dental implants need.||Recognise indication of patient suitable for implant treatment and its complications. (MY)||
||“should be able to know/do", not “Must know/do”|
|31. Monitor and evaluate treatment outcomes and provide additional action as necessary.|
|32. Use the concepts of holistic healthcare, health promotion, disease prevention,and public health management to educate and promote oral health of the individuals and the community.|
|33. Recognise the oral health status and importance of the health service systems in a culturally diverse society.||Utilize systems-based approach to healthcare in a culturally diverse society. (PH)||