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)
From 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
Advance copy: Scope of practice guidelines – in effect from mid-2020

*The reflective practice tool referenced in the guidelines will be published soon.
PDF (182 KB) Word version 
(191 KB,DOCX)
Mid-2020
Dental guidelines - Scope of practice registration standard PDF (243KB) Web page From 30 June 2014
Guideline - Informing a National Board about where you practise  PDF (152 KB)  Word version 
(590 KB,DOCX)
1 August 2018
Code of conduct PDF (144 KB)  Web page  From 17 March 2014 
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 regulated health services PDF (155 KB) Web page From 17 March 2014
Dental guidelines on continuing professional development PDF (285 KB) Word version 
(377 KB,DOCX)
From 1 December 2015
Dental guidelines on dental records PDF (350 KB) From 1 July 2010
Dental guidelines on infection control PDF (400 KB) From 1 July 2010
Dental guidelines on limited registration of dental practitioners for postgraduate training or supervised practice PDF (332 KB) June 2012
Dental guidelines on supervision for dental practitioners PDF (622 KB) From 27 July 2012
Supervision practice plan template    Word version 
(135 KB,DOCX) 
July 2012 
Supervision report template    Word version 
(130 KB,DOCX) 
July 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 for mandatory notifications  PDF (149 KB)    To 29 February 2020 
Retired version: Dental guidelines on continuing professional development PDF (352 KB)   From 1 July 2010
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: Guidelines on conscious sedation area of practice endorsement PDF (202 KB) Word version
(378 KB,DOCX)
To 26 October 2015
Retired version: Dental interim policy - teeth whitening/bleaching PDF (238 KB) From 12 November 2010
 
 
Page reviewed 6/03/2020