The Delhi Dental Council (DDC) is the statutory body created as per the provision of section 21 of the Dentists Act, 1948
The state of Delhi has been initiating several health initiatives to improve the health of its people consistent with the national objective of universal health coverage. Oral health is an important component of overall health and lack of awareness and accessibility are major factors that make people neglect oral health. The government is seized of this problem and has been associating with dental institutions in the state to create awareness and initiate preventive programmes.
There are quite a few dental colleges in the state and dental professionals have been taking care of oral health at the district hospitals. Additionally, jointly with Delhi Dental Council, the State Health Ministry has been attempting to improve the deployment of dental healthcare service providers on the basis of the system developed by the Indian Dental Association to correct the dentist population ratio for better delivery of services.