Dental Board of Australia - Policies, Codes and Guidelines

Policies, Codes and Guidelines

The Dental Board of Australia has developed policies, codes and guidelines to provide guidance to the profession. These also help to clarify our views and expectations on a range of issues.

Policies

Document PDF Accessible format Date of effect
Dental policy - acupuncture PDF (57.8 KB) Word version 
(69.5 KB,DOCX)
18 May 2016
Common Protocol - Informing notifiers about the reasons for National Board decisions  PDF (91.8KB) Word version 
(58.6 KB,DOCX) 
1 August 2018

Codes and guidelines

Document PDF Accessible format Date of effect
Registered health practitioners and students in relation to blood-borne viruses  PDF (80.6KB)
Word version
(938KB,DOCX)
 6 July 2020
Guidelines for scope of practice

*Find the reflective practice tool in the know your scope hub.
PDF (182 KB) Webpage  1 July 2020
Guideline - Informing a National Board about where you practise  PDF (152 KB)  Word version 
(590 KB,DOCX)
1 August 2018
Code of conduct

For more information see Code of conduct page 
PDF (323KB) Web page  29 June 2022
Guidelines: Mandatory notifications about registered health practitioners* PDF (250 KB) Web page 1 March 2020
Guidelines: Mandatory notifications about registered students** PDF (150 KB) Web page  1 March 2020
Guidelines for advertising a regulated health service PDF (192 KB) Web page 14 December 2020
Guidelines on continuing professional development PDF (285 KB) Word version 
(377 KB,DOCX)
1 December 2015
Supervised practice framework 

For more information see Supervised practice framework page
PDF (202KB)  Web page 1 February 2022 
Supervision guidelines

For more information see Supervised practice framework page
PDF (76.0KB)  Web page 1 February 2022 
Guidelines on limited registration of dental practitioners for postgraduate training or supervised practice PDF (332 KB) June 2012
Social media: How to meet your obligations under the National Law   Web page 11 November 2019 

Policy directions

Under Section 11 of the National Law, as in force in each state and territory, the Ministerial Council may issue a National Board with policy directions.

Document PDF Accessible format Date of effect
Policy Direction 2019-01 - Paramountcy of public protection when administering the National Scheme
Policy Direction 2019-02 - Requirements to consult with patient safety bodies and health care consumer bodies on every new and revised registration standard, code and guidelines
PDF
(2.34MB)
8 January 2020

FAQ and Fact Sheets

For more information, please see FAQ and Fact Sheets.

Retired versions

Document PDF Accessible format Date of effect
Retired version: Guidelines on infection control PDF (400 KB)   1 July 2010 to 30 June 2022
Retired version: Code of conduct PDF (144 KB)  17 March 2014 to 28 June 2022
Retired version: Guidelines on supervision for dental practitioners PDF
(622 KB)
27 July 2012 to 31 January 2022
Retired version: Guidelines for advertising regulated health services  PDF
(155 KB) 
To 13 December 2020
Retired version: Guidelines on dental records PDF
(350 KB)
To 30 September 2020
Retired version: Dental guidelines - Scope of practice registration standard PDF
(243KB)
  To 30 June 2020
Retired version: Guidelines for mandatory notifications  PDF
(149 KB) 
  To 29 February 2020 
Retired version: Guidelines on continuing professional development PDF
(352 KB)
  To 30 November 2015
Retired version: Guidelines on conscious sedation area of practice endorsement PDF
(202 KB)
Word version
(378 KB,DOCX)
To 26 October 2015
Retired version: Code of conduct PDF
(409 KB)
  To 16 March 2014
Retired version: Guidelines for mandatory notifications PDF
(373 KB)
  To 16 March 2014
Retired version: Guidelines for advertising of regulated health services PDF
(448 KB)
  To 16 March 2014
Retired version: Dental interim policy - teeth whitening/bleaching PDF
(238 KB)
From 12 November 2010 to 16 October 2017

*The Guidelines: Mandatory notifications about registered health practitioners have been updated on 29 June 2020 to include minor formatting and word changes and changes to the flowcharts on pages 20, 22 and 26 of the guidelines.

**The Guidelines: Mandatory notifications about registered students have been updated on 29 June 2020 to include minor formatting and word changes and sections 39 and 40 of the National Law in Appendix A.

 
 
Page reviewed 1/07/2022