Dental Board of Australia - Media release
Look up a health practitioner


Check if your health practitioner is qualified, registered and their current registration status

Media release

20 Nov 2013

The National Board is reminding dental practitioners to renew registration by 30 November.

Dental practitioners reminded to renew registration on time

Dental practitioners due to renew their registration with the Dental Board of Australia (the National Board) have less than two weeks for timely renewal.

More than 19,500 dental practitioners with general, specialist or non-practising registration are due to renew by 30 November.

National Board Chair, Dr John Lockwood AM, said about 65 per cent of dental practitioners had already renewed their registration, the majority doing so online.

‘It’s great to see dental practitioners heeding the call to renew online and on time,’ he said.

The Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA), on behalf of the National Board, is sending dental practitioners a series of email and hard copy reminders to renew.

‘Anyone who may not have received a reminder to renew should contact AHPRA’s Customer Service Team on 1300 419 495 to check that their registered contact details are up to date,’ Dr Lockwood said.

As outlined in the National Law1, renewal applications received after the registration expiry date will incur a late payment fee in addition to the annual renewal fee.

‘I urge all dental practitioners who have not yet renewed their registration to act now by using AHPRA’s secure online service for renewal,’ Dr Lockwood said.

Dental practitioners, whose application is received on time or during the following one month late period, can continue practising while their application is processed.

Practitioners who do not apply to renew their registration by 31 December 2013 will have lapsed registration. They will be removed from the national register of practitioners and will not be able to practise dentistry in Australia.

The following pages on the National Board website contain useful information for dental practitioners:

For more information

  • Lodge an online enquiry form 
  • For registration enquiries: 1300 419 495 (within Australia) +61 03 8708 9001 (overseas callers) 
  • For media enquiries: (03) 8708 9200

Download a PDF of this Media release - Dental practitioners reminded to renew registration on time - 20 November 2013 (209 KB,PDF)

1The Health Practitioner Regulation National Law, as in force in each state and territory (the National Law).

Page reviewed 20/11/2013