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  • The first Continuing Dental Education was organized by the Dental Council of India (DCI) jointly with Indian Dental Association (IDA) in September 2007. It emphasized the need for accreditation of professional education, particularly in the prevailing globalised environment.

  • Dental education is currently being revamped worldwide to most appropriately address community needs for the new millennium. There is greater need to include a commitment to life-long learning and an emphasis on professional ethics and moral responsibility.

  • As per continuing Dental Education Regulations act 2007-The Central Government vide its letter‘No. V.12016/1/2006-DE dated 18.2.2009 has approved the guidelines for the implementation of the CDE Programme.

  • A system of Continuing Dental Education is introduced for dental surgeons registered and to be registered within the sovereign Republic of India. The said requirement of mandatory CDE Points would be a prerequisite to being registered and licensed to pursue the Profession of Dentistry in India.

  • All registered Dental Surgeons would need to accomplish 100 points in 5 years (20 points of per year would be mandatory and verifiable.

  • It will be essential to achieve a minimum 15 and a maximum of 25 points a year. 10 points for asepsis and infection control and 5 points for dental Jurisprudence over a period of 5 years are mandatory.

  • CDE programme would commence from 01 June 2009 and all dental Surgeons registered to date on the rolls of the State Dental Councils would be subjected to these requirements.

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