18 Sep 2017
A Revised List of recognised dental specialties, related specialist titles, and definitions has been published by the Dental Board.
The Board’s List of recognised dental specialties, related specialist titles and definitions has been revised following consultation and has now been approved by the Australian Health Workforce Ministerial Council. The revised list will take effect from 1 October 2017.
The revised list of recognised dental specialties reflects minor technical changes to the specialities of oral medicine, oral pathology and forensic odontology. The changes align the specialist titles with international nomenclature and/or better reflect the nature of work undertaken by dentists within the existing specialty.
As part of the review of the registration standard for specialist registration, the Board consulted on these minor amendments to the list of recognised dental specialties. There was support for these revisions from all stakeholders, including governments and the relevant dental specialist colleges.
The revised list is published on the Registration standards page of the Board’s website.