The Dental Board of Australia is established under the Health Practitioner Regulation National Law as in force in each state and territory (the National Law). The Board’s role is to regulate dental practitioners in Australia under the National Registration and Accreditation Scheme (the National Scheme).
Board members are appointed by the Australian Workforce Ministerial Council.
The functions of the Dental Board of Australia include:
The Dental Board of Australia is supported by State and Territory Registration and Notification Committees in each State and Territory. The State and Territory Registration and Notification Committees are as follows:
These committees make individual registration and notification decisions, based on national policies and standards set by the Dental Board of Australia. The Dental Board of Australia has formally delegated the necessary powers to the State and Territory Registration and Notification Committees.
The Dental Board of Australia has also appointed Immediate Action Committees for each State and Territory. These Committees have also been formally delegated powers to make certain decisions.
The Board is supported by Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA). AHPRA has a National office based in Melbourne and offices in every State and Territory to support local Boards and Committees.
For information about legislation governing our operations see AHPRA's Legislation and Publications pages.
Dr John Lockwood, Chair
Dental Board of Australia
G.P.O. Box 9958
Melbourne VIC 3001
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