The dental profession in Ireland is regulated by the Dental Council of Ireland, a statutory body created under the Dentists Act 1985. The Dental Council presently maintains four registers relating to dentistry:
- Register of Dentists
- Register of Dental Specialists (Oral Surgery and Orthodontics)
- Register of Dental Hygienists
- Register of Dental Nurses
Only dentists listed on the Irish Register of Dentists can legally practice dentistry in Ireland.
The Dental Council is the regulatory body for dental professionals in Ireland. Its general concern is to promote high standards of professional education and professional conduct among dentists.
The Dental Council's contact details are:
Address: 57 Merrion Square, Dublin 2, Dublin, Ireland
Phone: (00353) 1 6762069
Fax: (00353) 1 6762076