—(1) Where, upon due inquiry into a complaint or matter, a Disciplinary Committee is satisfied that the registered dentist concerned —
has been convicted in Singapore or elsewhere of any offence involving fraud or dishonesty;
has been convicted in Singapore or elsewhere of any offence implying a defect in character which makes him unfit for his profession;
has been guilty of such improper act or conduct which, in the opinion of the Disciplinary Committee, brings disrepute to his profession; or
has been guilty of professional misconduct,
the Disciplinary Committee may —
direct the Registrar to remove the name of the registered dentist from the register;
suspend the registration of the registered dentist for a period of not more than 3 years;
impose on the registered dentist a penalty not exceeding $5,000;
censure the registered dentist; or
make such other order as it thinks fit.
(2) Where the Disciplinary Committee is satisfied that the registered dentist has not been convicted or guilty of any of the matters referred to in subsection (1)(a) to (d), the Disciplinary Committee shall order that the complaint or matter be dismissed.
(3) The Registrar shall serve on the registered dentist concerned and the person who made the complaint or gave the information, if any, a notice of the order made by the Disciplinary Committee.
(4) Subject to subsection (5), an order referred to in subsection (1) shall not take effect until the expiration of 30 days after the order is made.
(5) On making an order referred to in subsection (1)(i) or (ii), the Disciplinary Committee, if satisfied that to remove the name of the registered dentist concerned from the register or to suspend his registration, as the case may be, is necessary for the protection of members of the public or would be in the best interests of the registered dentist, may order that the Registrar forthwith remove his name from the register or that his registration be suspended, as the case may be.
(6) An order under subsection (5) shall take effect from the time the order is made.
(7) While an order under subsection (1)(ii) remains in force, the person concerned shall not be regarded as being registered as a dentist for the purposes of this Act notwithstanding that his name still appears in the register.