28 Sep 2015
Online renewal of registration is now open for dental practitioners registered in Australia.
Dental practitioners who are due to renew their general, specialist or non-practising registration with the Dental Board of Australia (the Board) by 30 November can apply online now.
Dental practitioners are reminded to carefully read the Board’s registration standards which specify the profession’s standards of practice before making the required declarations in their application for renewal of registration.
Individuals who hold an endorsement for conscious sedation must complete an approved refresher course before applying for renewal of registration and the endorsement. The national register of practitioners confirms if a dental practitioner’s registration includes an endorsement.
Dentists or dental specialists who use conscious sedation in their practice must have endorsed registration. More information about conscious sedation is available on the Board’s website.
Earlier this month the Board announced that it had limited the fee increase to national CPI for the registration period from 1 December 2015 to 30 November 2016. A fee schedule, including the fee arrangements for practitioners whose principal place of practice is NSW1, is published on the Board’s website.
The National Registration and Accreditation Scheme (the National Scheme) is funded by practitioners’ registration fees and there is no cross subsidisation between professions.
A series of reminders to renew are being sent to dental practitioners by the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA), on behalf of the Board. The email reminders include a link to online renewal so it is hoped that dental practitioners acted on an earlier call to update their contact details.
Under the National Law2, registered dental practitioners are responsible for renewing their registration on time each year. It is important that AHPRA has a dental practitioner’s current contact information so they don’t miss future email and hard copy reminders to renew.
Last year 97.6 per cent of all health practitioner registration renewals due by 30 November (12 professions) were submitted online, an increase of 1.3 per cent.
Useful information for dental practitioners is on the Board’s website:
1NSW is a co-regulatory jurisdiction.
2The Health Practitioner Regulation National Law, as in force in each state and territory.