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Read the latest news affecting the dental profession.

16 Jan 2017

Local insights, National Scheme: State and territory summaries published

Individual annual report summaries for each state and territory, offering insights into how the National Registration and Accreditation Scheme is operating across Australia, have now been published.
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05 Jan 2017

Communique

The Dental Board of Australia releases its latest communique.
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05 Jan 2017

Updated information for dental hygienists, dental therapists and oral health therapists

The Board has updated information for dental hygienists, dental therapists and oral health therapists, including frequently asked questions (FAQ).
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News Archives

2016

29 Dec 2016

Specialist registration in oral surgery

The Board recently approved a new program of study - the University of Sydney’s Doctor of Clinical Dentistry (Oral Surgery) program, which will take effect from 1 January 2017.
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22 Dec 2016

School dental therapist’s registration cancelled

A school dental therapist has had her registration cancelled after acting outside her scope of practice and providing inadequate or inappropriate treatment over a seven year period.
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13 Dec 2016

Guidance issued on endorsements about scheduled medicines

The Australian Health Workforce Ministerial Council (Ministerial Council) has recently endorsed Guidance for National Boards: Applications to the Ministerial Council for approval of endorsements in relation to scheduled medicines under section 14 of the National Law1 (the Guidance).
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08 Dec 2016

Quarterly registration data released

The National Board has released its quarterly registration data.
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06 Dec 2016

Communique

The Dental Board of Australia releases its latest communique.
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21 Nov 2016

Dental practitioners reminded to renew registration by 30 November

Dental practitioners have until 30 November to renew their registration on time.
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18 Nov 2016

Communique

The Dental Board of Australia releases its latest communique.
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17 Nov 2016

Tasmania office closure and new location

AHPRA’s Tasmanian office will be closed to the public on Friday 18 November 2016 and will reopen on Monday 21 November 2016 at a new location. The office will continue to be located in Hobart.
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11 Nov 2016

Public consultation paper released

The Dental Board of Australia (the Board) is releasing this public consultation paper on the proposed entry level competencies (the proposed competencies) for endorsement for conscious sedation.
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10 Nov 2016

Annual Report reveals how the Board worked to protect the public in 2015/16

The Dental Board of Australia intensified its focus on infection prevention and control requirements for registered dental practitioners during 2015/16, according to information released by AHPRA today in its 2015/16 annual report.
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26 Oct 2016

Board and AHPRA publish health profession agreement

The Dental Board of Australia (the Board) and the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) have published the health profession agreement (HPA) for 2016-20.
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21 Oct 2016

Quarterly registration data released

The National Board has released its quarterly registration data.
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20 Oct 2016

Newsletter from the Board

The Dental Board of Australia releases its latest newsletter.
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18 Oct 2016

Communique

The Dental Board of Australia releases its latest communique.
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17 Oct 2016

Tips for dental patients

Today, the Dental Board of Australia (the Board) has launched its first ever video for patients to help make sure they are getting safe care from their dental practitioners.
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14 Oct 2016

Students seeking registration urged to apply online now

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10 Oct 2016

Video explains online renewal of registration which is now open

A new video explains online renewal of registration which is now open for dental practitioners.
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04 Oct 2016

More information about your advertising obligations

The Dental Board of Australia (the Board) today published further information to help registered health practitioners to better understand their advertising obligations.
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22 Sep 2016

Tribunal highlights the importance of dentists adhering to professional responsibilities

The Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT) reprimanded Dr Ayu Abdullah and found she had engaged in professional misconduct and unprofessional conduct, after her treatment of a patient was found to be ‘of an ongoing poor standard.’
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09 Sep 2016

Communique

The Dental Board of Australia releases its latest communique.
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01 Sep 2016

Dental Board of Australia fees set for 2016/17

The Dental Board of Australia (the Board) has announced the national registration fee for dental practitioners for 2016/17.
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19 Aug 2016

Communique

The Dental Board of Australia releases its latest communique.
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27 Jul 2016

Communique

The Dental Board of Australia releases its latest communique.
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21 Jul 2016

Request for Quote

The Board is looking to develop an outcome based assessment model for overseas trained dental specialists applying for specialist registration in Australia.
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12 Jul 2016

Call for applications

Call for applications for appointment to the Dental Board of Australia’s list of approved members for equivalence assessment panels
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01 Jul 2016

Revised PII standard for all dental practitioners takes effect from today

In December 2015, the Board published a revised registration standard for professional indemnity insurance (PII) arrangements that takes effect from today.
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01 Jul 2016

Overseas-qualified dental specialist applications - important changes

From 1 July 2016, the Board will assess all applications from overseas-qualified applicants for specialist registration.
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01 Jul 2016

New entry-level competencies for dental specialists

The Board has published new entry-level competencies for dental specialists.
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09 Jun 2016

Funding determination for Queensland Office of the Health Ombudsman

The Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) has received a letter from the Queensland Government, formally notifying of the determination of fees to be paid from AHPRA to the Queensland Office of the Health Ombudsman (OHO) for 2015-2016.
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08 Jun 2016

Communique

The Dental Board of Australia releases its latest communique.
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06 Jun 2016

Quarterly registration data released

The National Board has released its quarterly registration data.
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03 Jun 2016

Request for Quote

The Board is looking to develop an outcome based assessment model for overseas trained dental specialists applying for specialist registration in Australia.
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18 May 2016

Newsletter from the Board

The Dental Board of Australia releases its latest newsletter.
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18 May 2016

Communique

The Dental Board of Australia releases its latest communique.
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07 Apr 2016

Quarterly registration data released

The National Board has released its quarterly registration data.
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01 Apr 2016

Dental regulation at work in Australia, 2014/15

The Dental Board of Australia (the Board) has released its report for 2014/15.
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29 Mar 2016

Communique

The Dental Board of Australia releases its latest communique.
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23 Mar 2016

Call for applications

Call for applications for appointment to the Dental Board of Australia’s list of approved members for assessment panels
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22 Mar 2016

Overseas trained dental specialist applications - important changes

The Board has published important information on how it intends to assess applications for specialist registration from overseas trained dentists.
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08 Mar 2016

Communique

The Dental Board of Australia releases its latest communique.
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25 Feb 2016

Tribunal reprimands, removes dentist from register

A tribunal has reprimanded a dentist and removed his name from the register of practitioners.
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12 Feb 2016

Protecting the public: Local data summaries from a national scheme

Local reports have today been released for each state and territory on Australia’s regulatory scheme for health practitioners, providing a unique insight on local outcomes within a national scheme.
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04 Feb 2016

Continuing Professional Development Resources

The revised registration standard for continuing professional development (CPD) has been in effect since 1 December 2015.
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04 Feb 2016

Honour for Board member

Dental Board of Australia member recognised in Australia Day honours.
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2015

23 Dec 2015

Communique

The Dental Board of Australia releases its latest communique.
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22 Dec 2015

Health practitioner regulation: Learn how you’re protected

A new video and an accompanying infographic explaining the Australia-wide scheme that is in place to protect members of the public were launched today by the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).
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14 Dec 2015

Newsletter from the Board

The Dental Board of Australia releases its latest newsletter.
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10 Dec 2015

Revised standards for PII arrangements published today

A revised registration standard for Professional indemnity insurance (PII) arrangements has today been published by the Dental Board of Australia.
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07 Dec 2015

Quarterly registration data released

The National Board has released its quarterly registration data.
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03 Dec 2015

Are you a graduate applying for registration?

Read this important information that explains what you need to know.
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01 Dec 2015

Revised registration standards take effect from today

Revised registration standards for Continuing professional development (CPD) and Recency of Practice take effect today.
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30 Nov 2015

Communique

The Dental Board of Australia releases its latest communique.
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20 Nov 2015

Dental practitioners reminded to renew registration by 30 November

Dental practitioners have until 30 November to renew their registration to avoid paying a late fee.
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18 Nov 2015

National drug screening protocol

There are health practitioners with a history of substance misuse who have restrictions placed on their registration. These restrictions are generally designed to keep the public safe while the practitioner remains in practice.
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16 Nov 2015

Final-year students urged to apply for registration online now

Final-year students who will soon complete an approved program of study can go online now to apply for registration before they graduate.
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06 Nov 2015

2014/15 National Scheme annual report launched

The 2014/15 National Scheme annual report, including a report from the Board, has been published.
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06 Nov 2015

Communique

The Dental Board of Australia releases its latest communique. 
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04 Nov 2015

Infection prevention and control in dentistry

The Dental Board of Australia (the Dental Board) together with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) hosted a forum on Thursday 22 October 2015 with some of our key partners to focus our attention on effective infection prevention and control by dental practitioners.
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30 Oct 2015

Revised standards for all dental practitioners published today

Revised registration standards for continuing professional development (CPD) and recency of practice have today been published by the Dental Board of Australia (the Board), which regulates Australia’s 21,000 registered dental practitioners.
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27 Oct 2015

Revised Endorsement for Conscious Sedation Registration Standard

The Dental Board of Australia's revised Conscious Sedation Registration Standard is in effect from today.
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14 Oct 2015

Board and AHPRA publish health profession agreement

The Dental Board of Australia (the Board) and the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) have published the health profession agreement (HPA) for 2015/16.
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01 Oct 2015

Communique

The Dental Board of Australia releases its latest communique.
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28 Sep 2015

Online renewal of registration is now open

Online renewal of registration is now open for dental practitioners registered in Australia.
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24 Sep 2015

Newsletter from the Board

The Dental Board of Australia releases its latest newsletter.
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11 Sep 2015

Update your contact details to receive registration renewal reminders

Are your contact details up to date? Registration renewal reminders will be sent to registrants soon.
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03 Sep 2015

Communique

The Dental Board of Australia releases its latest communique.
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02 Sep 2015

The Dental Board of Australia sets fee for 2015/16

The Dental Board of Australia (the Board) has announced the national registration fee for dental practitioners for 2015/16.
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31 Aug 2015

Quarterly registration data released

The National Board has released its quarterly registration data.
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13 Aug 2015

Court outcome shows regulation at work protecting patients

A man who pretended to be a dentist in Victoria today pleaded guilty to the 17 charges filed against him by the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).
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10 Aug 2015

Communique

The Dental Board of Australia releases its latest communique.
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16 Jul 2015

Board and Dental Council of NSW remind all practitioners of infection control obligations

The Chair of the Dental Board of Australia and the President of the Dental Council of NSW have written to practitioners to remind them of their infection control obligations under the National Law.
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16 Jul 2015

Infection control obligations under the National Law

The Dental Board of Australia and AHPRA have published a fact sheet outlining the infection control requirements for dental practitioners.
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06 Jul 2015

Communique

The Dental Board of Australia releases its latest communique.
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02 Jul 2015

Tips for dental patients

The Dental Board of Australia and AHPRA have created ‘Tips for dental patients’ to help members of the public make sure they are getting safe care from their dental practitioner.
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02 Jul 2015

Regulation at work protecting patients

Australia’s health regulators are working in partnership to enforce infection control standards in dental practice and take action to manage risk to patients.
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01 Jul 2015

Revised English language and criminal history standards take effect today

Revised English language and criminal history standards take effect from today.
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22 Jun 2015

AHPRA acts on more unregistered individuals

AHPRA is calling for people who have been treated by unregistered individuals in Melbourne’s northern suburbs to come forward, amid concerns about sub-standard dental care and poor infection control.
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12 Jun 2015

Communique

The Dental Board of Australia releases its latest communique.
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10 Jun 2015

AHPRA takes action to protect patients

AHPRA has charged a man who is not registered or qualified in Australia with pretending to be a dentist and allegedly providing dental treatment to people in Victoria.
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09 Jun 2015

Honour for Board member

Dental Board of Australia member recognised in Queen's Birthday honours.
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25 May 2015

Quarterly registration data released

The National Board has released its quarterly registration data.
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21 May 2015

Revised criminal history registration standard will take effect from 1 July

A revised criminal history registration standard will come in to effect for all registrants from 1 July 2015.
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21 May 2015

Revised English language skills registration standards taking effect from 1 July

Revised English language skills registration standards take effect from 1 July for all registrants.
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04 May 2015

Call for views on how we approach regulation

National Boards and AHPRA are seeking feedback through an online survey on the regulatory principles that were launched in July last year.
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30 Apr 2015

Communique

The Dental Board of Australia releases its latest communique.
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29 Apr 2015

Communique

The Dental Board of Australia releases its latest communique.
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17 Apr 2015

Call for applications

The Dental Board of Australia (the Board) invites applications from experienced dentists with specialist registration in oral surgery or oral maxillofacial surgery interested in being included on an approved list of potential members for appointment to the Oral Surgery Panel.
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23 Mar 2015

Security alert - keep your web browser updated

We are making changes to our websites to make sure that your information is kept safe.
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17 Mar 2015

Communique

The Dental Board of Australia releases its latest communique.
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13 Mar 2015

Dental practitioner reprimanded and fined

The Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT) has reprimanded and fined Dr Ari Masters and imposed conditions on his registration for unprofessional conduct.
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03 Mar 2015

Practitioner ordered not to reapply for registration

The Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal has found that Dr Patrick O’Brien behaved in a way that constituted unsatisfactory professional conduct, and ordered him to not reapply for registration as a health practitioner.
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18 Feb 2015

Adelaide office closed for relocation

The Adelaide office will be closed for relocation from Thursday 19 February 2015 and will re-open on Monday 23 February 2015 at 12.00pm.
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16 Feb 2015

AHPRA strengthens national drug screening

AHPRA and National Boards to introduce hair testing for all practitioners with substance related impairment.
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04 Feb 2015

New approach to international criminal history checks launches today

A new procedure for checking international criminal history that provides greater public protection takes effect today.
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