Public consultation on the proposal to close the Public Sector Dental Workforce Scheme

04 Sep 2018

We're interested in what you think of the Board's proposal to close the Public Sector Dental Workforce Scheme (PSDWS) and the retirement of the associated guideline.

The PSDWS was established in 2005 by state and territory health ministers in response to a shortage of dentists at that time. The consultation paper explores whether there remains a need to maintain the pathway given the growth in new graduates, the decline in PSDWS registrants and other registration pathways open to overseas trained dentists.

The Board recognises there will need to be a transition phase to ensure that current PSDWS registrants are provided with sufficient notice of any proposed changes.

Your feedback

Public consultation is an important part of the Board’s engagement with the profession. The feedback you provide is greatly valued and informs the Board’s development of regulatory documents.

The public consultation paper is published under Current Consultations.

You are invited to provide feedback by email to by close of business on 2 November 2018.

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