Malaysian General Dental Practitioners For Equal Opportunities
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Support this petition if you are a Malaysian Dental Patient wanting to safeguard your oral health without limiting your options to choose a Dentist; Support this petition if you are a Dental Practitioner who is passionate about Dentistry & would not want to be professionally restricted.
Problem : General Dental Practitioners in Malaysia are going to be limited in their scope of treatment options provided to the general public. The upcoming amended dental act in Malaysia limits certain treatments only to postgraduate specialists.
What this means to -
Patients : Limitation in terms of choosing a dental health care professional for Orthodontic treatment (Braces) (or maybe other specialist treatments in future). Other possibilities includes longer waiting time, increased cost of dental treatment & receiving limited treatment options from general dentists.
General Dental Practitioners : Limitation in terms of providing the most suitable treatment options to patients. Limitations in career advancements in terms of taking professional courses. Reduced chair-time efficiency due to referral process to specialists.
Solution : Creating an equal field where qualified dentists in Malaysia may perform professional dental treatment based on their own advancements of knowledge & skills by removing Clause 45 in the Dental Bill 2016
Note: For our peers with knowledge of how this works in other countries, please contribute some insights on this matter too so that we can update this petition accordingly. #ProfessionalAutonomy
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