10 Oct 2016
A new video explains online renewal of registration which is now open for dental practitioners.
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.
A video explaining how to renew registration online is available on the Practitioner Services page of the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) website.
The four minute video explains how to access online renewal, what you must declare about your previous 12 months’ practice, how to pay the registration fee and what happens next.
Last year 98.4 per cent of all health practitioner registration renewals due by 30 November (12 professions) were submitted online, an increase of 0.8 per cent.
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.
A series of reminders to renew are being sent to dental practitioners by AHPRA on behalf of the Board. The email reminders include a link to online renewal.
If you have not yet received a reminder email please check your contact details held by AHPRA are up to date. This is easily done by logging in to online services via the homepages of the Board or AHPRA websites. A User ID and current password are needed to log in.
Last month the Board announced that it had set the registration fee for 2016/17, limiting the fee increase to national CPI for the registration period 1 December 2016 to 30 November 2017.
A fee schedule, including the fee arrangements for dental practitioners whose principal place of practice is NSW1, is published on the Board’s website.
Useful information for dental practitioners is on the Board’s website:
1NSW is a co-regulatory jurisdiction.