In 2019, the Dental Board of Australian (the Board) reviewed the Guidelines on dental records. Public consultation concluded in January 2020. An overview of the public consultation is published under Past consultations.
As an outcome of the review, the Board decided the Guidelines on dental records would be retired on 1 October 2020. The Code of conduct is the crucial document for setting standards and regulatory guidance for dental practitioners, including about dental records (or ‘health records’ as described in the code).
The Board has developed a fact sheet and self-reflective tool to help practitioners comply with their obligations under the Code of conduct. The development of these resources furthers the Board’s approach to supporting professional learning and practice, and aligns with the National Registration and Accreditation Scheme Strategy for 2020-2025.