The Dental Board of Australia (the Board) is responsible for the regulation of dental practitioners. The Australian Dental Council (ADC) is the accreditation authority responsible for accrediting education providers and programs of study.
Programs to extend scope for the dental profession were phased out and expired on 18 December 2018.
The following accreditation standards for the profession have been approved by the Board and are published in accordance with section 47(6) of the National Law.
These standards are also published on the Australian Dental Council website.
The ADC also develops the Professional competencies of the newly qualified dental practitioner, in consultation with the dental profession. The competencies represent the minimum skill set expected of practitioners upon graduation from an ADC accredited program of study. They are also used in the assessment of overseas qualified practitioners.