Dental records

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.

Further information

Document name PDF Accessible version Document date
Fact sheet: Maintaining your patient health records PDF (172 KB) Word version 24 September 2020
Self-reflective tool: Good record keeping

Download and save this tool as a Word document to
complete your self-review at a convenient time.
  Word version 24 September 2020

Page reviewed 24/09/2020