The Board keeps up-to-date public registers:
- of all registered dental practitioners with general, limited and non-practising registration
- of all dentists who are recognised as specialists
There is a range of different types of registration to match different levels of training and experience. Most dental practitioners have general registration.
National registration came into effect on 1 July 2010. Dental practitioners registered by the Board can practise in any State or Territory in Australia.
Types of Dental Practitioner Registration
Under the Health Practitioner Regulation National Law Act, as in force in each state and territory, there is a range of registration categories under which a dental practitioner can practise in Australia. Different categories apply to different types of registration.
Categories of dental practitioner registration are:
The Board can also grant student registration to dental practitioner students undertaking an approved program of study.
Endorsement of registration identifies practitioners with additional qualifications and specific expertise. The Board has the following area of practice endorsement for dentists: