Regulating Australia’s dental practitioners

The Dental Board of Australia works to ensure that Australia's dental practitioners are suitably trained, qualified and safe to practise. Public safety is our priority.

Information for

  • All

  • Practitioners

  • Public

  • Students

  • International applicants

  • Employers

The Dental Board of Australia supports safe practice by publishing regulatory standards, codes and guidelines, updates and other resources for dental practitioners, employers, students and the public.
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Consultation on non-surgical cosmetic procedures

Have your say on three draft guidelines for registered health practitioners who perform and who advertise non-surgical cosmetic procedures. 
Read the consultation
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PRACTITIONER SUPPORT

Supporting safe healthcare

Check out the resource hub that supports professional practice and safe healthcare by all regulated health professionals, including dental practitioners.
Access resources
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REGISTRATION

Want to work in Australia?

General information about applying to work as a health practitioner in Australia is available for international applicants. Find out about the process and what you must include in your application.
Access resources
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BOARD NEWS

Apply now to join the Board

There are multiple practitioner member and community member vacancies arising on the Board.

Learn more
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REGISTRATION

Graduate registration is now open

If you’re completing an approved course in the next three months, you can apply for registration now.

Dental Practitioner Support: Confidential, Free, 24/7 Call 1800 377 700

PRACTITIONER SUPPORT

Health and wellbeing support for dental practitioners

Dental Practitioner Support is the first national 24/7 telephone and online service for all dental practitioners. 

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PUBLIC SAFETY

Practitioner search

Look up your dental practitioner to check their registration status, qualifications and suitability to care for you.

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LEGAL REFORMS

Changes to the law governing health practitioners

Wide-ranging reforms of the Health Practitioner Regulation National Law focused on public safety.

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COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

Translations available

Read about safe healthcare practice and COVID-19 in Arabic, Chinese (simplified), Greek, Italian or Vietnamese.

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COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health and Cultural Safety Strategy

Working towards a healthcare system free of racism.

Students in lecture theater

EDUCATION

Search approved programs of study

Find the education and training programs that can lead to registration.

PRACTITIONER SUPPORT

The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health workforce webinar series

Through listening to the experiences of Indigenous practitioners, we aim to increase and support the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health workforce.

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REGISTRATION

Infection prevention and control

The Dental Board of Australia expects dental practitioners to practise in a way that maintains and enhances public health and safety.
Learn more
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PRACTITIONER SUPPORT

Supporting safe healthcare

Check out the resource hub that supports professional practice and safe healthcare by all regulated health professionals, including dental practitioners.
Access resources
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BOARD NEWS

Apply now to join the Board

There are multiple practitioner member and community member vacancies arising on the Board.

Learn more
Dental Practitioner Support: Confidential, Free, 24/7 Call 1800 377 700

PRACTITIONER SUPPORT

Health and wellbeing support for dental practitioners

Dental Practitioner Support is the first national 24/7 telephone and online service for all dental practitioners. 

Ahpra_Card_nationallaw_20230518

LEGAL REFORMS

Changes to the law governing health practitioners

Wide-ranging reforms of the Health Practitioner Regulation National Law focused on public safety.

Photo of two people talking at a table

PUBLIC SAFETY

Practitioner search

Look up your dental practitioner to check their registration status, qualifications and suitability to care for you.

PRACTITIONER SUPPORT

The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health workforce webinar series

Through listening to the experiences of Indigenous practitioners, we aim to increase and support the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health workforce.

Graphic of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artwork

COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health and Cultural Safety Strategy

Working towards a healthcare system free of racism.

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PUBLIC SAFETY

Resources supporting the public

Ahpra and the National Boards have published information for the public to help make safer healthcare choices.
What we’re doing
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REGISTRATION

Infection prevention and control

The Dental Board of Australia expects dental practitioners to practise in a way that maintains and enhances public health and safety.
Learn more
carousel image
BOARD NEWS

Apply now to join the Board

There are multiple practitioner member and community member vacancies arising on the Board.

Learn more
Photo of two people talking at a table

PUBLIC SAFETY

Practitioner search

Look up your dental practitioner to check their registration status, qualifications and suitability to care for you.

Graphic of greetings in different languages

COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

Translations available

Read about safe healthcare practice and COVID-19 in Arabic, Chinese (simplified), Greek, Italian or Vietnamese.

Graphic of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artwork

COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health and Cultural Safety Strategy

Working towards a healthcare system free of racism.

Students in lecture theater

EDUCATION

Search approved programs of study

Find the education and training programs that can lead to registration.

Ahpra_Card_nationallaw_20230518

LEGAL REFORMS

Changes to the law governing health practitioners

Wide-ranging reforms of the Health Practitioner Regulation National Law focused on public safety.

carousel image
REGISTRATION

Infection prevention and control

The Dental Board of Australia expects dental practitioners to practise in a way that maintains and enhances public health and safety.
Learn more
carousel image
PRACTITIONER SUPPORT

Supporting safe healthcare

Check out the resource hub that supports professional practice and safe healthcare by all regulated health professionals, including dental practitioners.
Access resources
Students in lecture theater

EDUCATION

Search approved programs of study

Find the education and training programs that can lead to registration.

Dental Practitioner Support: Confidential, Free, 24/7 Call 1800 377 700

PRACTITIONER SUPPORT

Health and wellbeing support for dental practitioners

Dental Practitioner Support is the first national 24/7 telephone and online service for all dental practitioners. 

Graphic of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artwork

COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health and Cultural Safety Strategy

Working towards a healthcare system free of racism.

Photo of two people talking at a table

PUBLIC SAFETY

Practitioner search

Look up your dental practitioner to check their registration status, qualifications and suitability to care for you.

Ahpra_Card_nationallaw_20230518

LEGAL REFORMS

Changes to the law governing health practitioners

Wide-ranging reforms of the Health Practitioner Regulation National Law focused on public safety.

carousel image
REGISTRATION

Want to work in Australia?

General information about applying to work as a health practitioner in Australia is available for international applicants. Find out about the process and what you must include in your application.
Access resources
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REGISTRATION

International dental practitioners

To work as a dental practitioner in Australia you must be registered with the Dental Board of Australia. Some overseas-trained practitioners may need to meet specific requirements.
Check the requirements
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REGISTRATION

Infection prevention and control

The Dental Board of Australia expects dental practitioners to practise in a way that maintains and enhances public health and safety.
Learn more
carousel image
PRACTITIONER SUPPORT

Supporting safe healthcare

Check out the resource hub that supports professional practice and safe healthcare by all regulated health professionals, including dental practitioners.
Access resources
Ahpra_Card_nationallaw_20230518

LEGAL REFORMS

Changes to the law governing health practitioners

Wide-ranging reforms of the Health Practitioner Regulation National Law focused on public safety.

Dental Practitioner Support: Confidential, Free, 24/7 Call 1800 377 700

PRACTITIONER SUPPORT

Health and wellbeing support for dental practitioners

Dental Practitioner Support is the first national 24/7 telephone and online service for all dental practitioners. 

Graphic of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artwork

COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health and Cultural Safety Strategy

Working towards a healthcare system free of racism.

PRACTITIONER SUPPORT

The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health workforce webinar series

Through listening to the experiences of Indigenous practitioners, we aim to increase and support the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health workforce.