HC Deb 22 December 1927 vol 212 cc585-6W

asked the Minister of Health whether he is aware that certain approved societies have set up dental clinics staffed by unqualified dentists; and whether, as this is in contravention of Section 5 of the Dentists Act, 1921, he will say what action he proposes to take?


As indicated in the reply to the hon. Member for Enfield (Colonel Applin) on 10th November, approved societies have no power to set up dental clinics. If it is suggested that bodies indirectly associated with approved societies have contravened Section 5 of the Dentists Act, the matter is one for the Dental Board, having regard to their powers under Section 6 (3) of the Act.