These resources help dental practitioners understand their obligations under the revised Scope of practice registration standard, including the strengthened guidelines. Both documents are in effect on 1 July 2020.
You must only perform dental treatment for which you have been educated, trained and are competent, within the definition of dentistry and your dental practitioner division or registration1.
As a member of a healthcare team, you should refer patients to an appropriate practitioner when the requirements of patient care are outside your scope of practice.
We will publish more resources as they are developed.
1 Refer to section 2 of the Scope of practice guidelines where these definitions are explained.