§ (2) Any person who satisfies the Board that he was at the commencement of this Act engaged as his principal means of livelihood in the practice of dentistry in the British Islands, and within two years from the commencement of this Act passes the prescribed examination in dentistry, shall, for the purposes of the Regulations under this Section, be treated as having been engaged for five of the seven years immediately preceding the commencement of this Act in the practice of dentistry in the British Islands as his principal means of livelihood.
§ (3) Any person who is a duly registered pharmaceutical chemist or duly registered chemist and druggist shall, if he proves to the satisfaction of the Board that he had immediately before the commencement of this Act a substantial practice as a dentist and that his practice included all usual dental operations, be treated for the purposes of the Regulations under this Section as having been engaged for any five of the seven years immediately preceding the commencement of this Act in the practice of dentistry in the British Islands as his principal means of livelihood.
§ (4) The Board may on such conditions as they may consider proper dispense in the case of any person with any of the require- 2574 ments prescribed by the Regulations made under this Section if they are satisfied that that person is unable to satisfy those requirements by reason of having served in His Majesty's forces, or of having been engaged during the War in some work of national importance, and that it will not be prejudicial to the public interest to dispense with those requirements.
§ (5) A person entitled to be registered under the principal Act under or by virtue of the provisions of this Section shall not by reason only of being so registered be entitled to take or use any description other than the description of dentist or dental practitioner.
§ No such person as aforesaid shall affix to or use in connection with his premises any title or description reasonably calculated to suggest that the person practising dentistry in those premises possesses any professional status or qualification other than that which he in fact possesses, and if any person acts in contravention of this provision he shall, in respect of each offence, be liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding one hundred pounds.
§ Lords Amendments:
§ In Sub-section (2), leave out the words "the Regulations made under."
§ In Sub-section (3), leave out the words "the Regulations under."
§ In Sub-section (4), leave out the words "the Regulations under."
§ After the word "Section," insert "other than requirements as to character or age."
§ Leave out Sub-section (5), and insert a new Sub-section—
§ "(5) Regulations may be made under this Act for prescribing the manner in which applications under this Section are to be made, and generally for carrying this Section into effect."
§ Agreed to.
§ Lords Amendment:
§ After Clause 3, insert a new Clause—
§ A.—(Use of titles and descriptions.)
§ "A person registered under the principal Act—
- (a) shall by virtue of being so registered be entitled to take and use the description of dentist or dental practitioner;
- (b) shall not take or use, or affix to or use in connection with his premises, any title or description reasonably calculated to suggest that he possesses any professional status or qualification other than a professional status or qualification which he in fact possesses and which is indicated by particulars entered in the register in respect of him."
§ Agreed to.