Dental Council
57 Merrion Square
Dublin 2, Ireland


15th February:

  • Dental Council Newsletter, December 2017
  • 19th June:

  • Irish Graduates
  • 11th April:

  • Patient Information
  • 30th November:

  • Dental Council Guidance Documents and Recent Decisions
  • 2nd November:

  • Elections to the Dental Council and Auxiliary Dental Workers Committee


    The Act makes provisions for the establishment by the Dental Council of statutory committees to act in relation to the Council's functions in the following areas:

    • Education and Training

    • Auxiliary Dental Workers

    • Fitness to Practise

    Each committee has a number of sub-committees which examine in detail special topics and report back to the parent committee.

    In the Education and Training area, there are separate sub-committees dealing with registration, undergraduate and post-graduate dental training, specialist registration and examinations for non-EU dentists. In relation to auxiliary dental workers, there are separate sub-committees on dental nurses, dental technicians, clinical dental technicians and dental hygienists. The Fitness to Practise committee has an ethics sub-committee.

    The Chairpersons of the statutory committees are as follows:

    • Education & Training - Dr. Frank Burke
    • Auxiliary Dental Workers - Dr. Rory Fleming
    • Fitness To Practise - Dr. Bernard Murphy

    There is also a Finance and General Purposes Committee chaired by the President.