Adaptation amendments retroactively made - see 37 of 2000 s. 3
(1) A body corporate may carry on the business of dentistry if-
(a) it carries on no business other than dentistry or some business ancillary to the business of dentistry; and
(b) a majority of the directors and all persons practising dentistry are registered dentists:
Provided that a body corporate which was carrying on the business of dentistry before the date of commencement of this Ordinance shall not be disqualified from carrying on the business of dentistry under this section by reason only that it carries on some business other than dentistry or a business ancillary to that business, if that other business is a business which the body was lawfully entitled at the date of coming into operation of this Ordinance to carry on.
(2) Save as aforesaid it shall not be lawful for any body corporate to carry on the business of dentistry, and any body corporate which carries on the business of dentistry in contravention of the provisions of this section and every director and manager thereof, subject to subsection (2A), commits an offence and is liable on summary conviction to a fine of $2000 for each offence. (Amended 68 of 1986 s. 11)
(2A) Where a person is charged with an offence under subsection (2) by reason of being a director or manager, it shall be a defence for him to prove that the offence alleged to be committed by the body corporate was committed without his knowledge. (Added 68 of 1986 s. 11)
(3) Every body corporate carrying on the business of dentistry shall within 7 days of 1 January in every year transmit to the Registrar a statement in the prescribed form containing the names and addresses of all persons who are directors or managers of the company, or who perform dental operations in connection with the business of the company, and, if any such body corporate fails so to do, it shall be deemed to be carrying on the business of dentistry in contravention of the provisions of this section.
(4) Nothing in this section shall prevent the carrying on of the business of dentistry by the operating staff of any hospital of any description (including an institution for out-patients only), or of any dental school, which is approved for the purposes of this section by the Chief Executive in Council. (Amended 37 of 2000 s. 3)