Dental group wants stricter penalties

THE Philippine Dental Association wants to increase the penalties against fake dentists in it's bid to prevent illegal dental practices.

Philippine Dental Association (PDA) Mindanao chairman committee against illegal praticing doctor Carlos T. Capitan II said they are proposing amendments to Republic Act 9484 or Philippine Dental Act that will impose heavier penalties on illegal dental practice.

He said they are proposing to increase the years of imprisonment for violation of the law to six to eight years from the current four to five years.

Capitan said they are also pushing to increase the fine to P800,000 to P600,000 from P200,000 to P500,000.

He said they are also seeking a stricter regulation of the industry through the amendment of the Philippine Dental Act.

The recommendations will be submitted to congress next year.

Capitan said the proposed amendments to the law have already been approved by PDA house speaker doctor Jesse R. Albeus and PDA president doctor Arleen R. Reyes.


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