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The J&K State Dental Council (JKSDC) is the statutory body constituted as per the provision of section 21 of the Dentists Act, 1948

The state of J&K has been initiating several health initiatives to improve the health of its people consistent with the national objective of universal health coverage. Oral health is an important component of overall health and lack of awareness and accessibility are major factors that make people neglect oral health. The government is seized of this problem and has been associating with dental institutions in the state to create awareness and initiate preventive programmes.

There are quite a few dental colleges in the state and dental professionals have been taking care of oral health at the district hospitals. Additionally, jointly with J&K State Dental Council, State Ministry of Health & M.E has been attempting to improve the deployment of dental healthcare service providers on the basis of the system developed by the State Dental Council & Indian Dental Association to correct the dentist population ratio for better delivery of services.


For patients:
  • To protect the health and safety of the public by making sure that oral health practitioners are competent and fit to practise.
  • Setting standards of clinical Establishment and cultural competence, and ethical conduct to be met by all oral health practitioners
  • To take strict action against quackery/unregistered clinic Establishment.
For dentists:
  • Ease of registration.
  • Set accreditation standards and competencies for each of the dental practitioners.
  • Monitor and accredit the oral health programmes to ensure the quality of education and training is appropriate