The Tamil Nadu Dental Council has clarified that it is for dentists to practice any dermatology-related procedures and that any such actions by dentists will be dealt with a penalty and strict action in response to a recent complaint about dentists practicing cosmetology and dermatology.
Many private dentistry clinics promote themselves as a one-stop shop for all aesthetic-based dental and skin procedures due to the rising demand for various aesthetic and dermatology-related operations. Several clinics frequently post advertisements for these operations on social media sites including Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube.
After receiving a complaint from the Dermatology Association of Coimbatore regarding a dentist who practiced and marketed themselves as a skin doctor in the area, the Tamil Nadu Dental Council made it clear that any dentist claiming to be a Dermatologist, skin specialist, Cosmetologist, clinical trichologist, or facial aesthetic practitioner or anyone doing dermatology related procedures like aesthetics and dermatological procedures will be subjected to strict action.
The council issued a show-cause notice and asked the dentist who was allegedly involved in cosmetology activities to provide an explanation. The dentist has been asked to present registration details, failing which action as per The Dentists Act, 1948 will be initiated against the dentist.
"It may be informed that above such practices are considered as improper dental practice without knowledge of the subject, and allowing this to continue would endanger the patients to getting to trouble. Sometimes it even causes permanent disability & deformities. These kinds of activities are unethical w's & of Revised Dentists (Code of Ethics) Regulations 2014 and with Section 41 of the Dentists Act, 1948," a notice from the council by secretary Dr. S Subameena stated.
Source : news.dtnext.in