21 Nov 2016
Dental practitioners have until 30 November to renew their registration on time.
More than 21,700 dental practitioners hold general, specialist or non-practising registration with the Dental Board of Australia (the Board).
There are only 10 days left to renew registration on time. To date, 60 per cent of dental practitioners due to renew have applied online.
Renewal applications received in December will incur a late payment fee in addition to the annual renewal fee. This is outlined in the Health Practitioner Regulation National Law, as in force in each state and territory (the National Law). A fees schedule is published on the Board’s website.
Dental practitioners, whose application for general or specialist registration 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 2016 will have lapsed registration. They will be removed from the Register of Dental Practitioners and will not be able to practise their profession in Australia.