Current Consultations

The Board undertakes wide-ranging consultation on proposals that affect the profession.

Consultation is an important part of the Board’s engagement with members of the dental profession, members of the public and other stakeholders. The feedback provided via consultation is greatly valued, and informs the Board’s development of important documents.

Consultation on proposed options for Dental records guidelines

Released: 20 November 2019
Closes: 24 January 2020

The Dental Board of Australia is now consulting on the proposed options for Dental records guidelines.

Please note: Due to the upcoming holiday period, this consultation is longer than the usual 8-week consultation period to ensure all interested stakeholders have the chance to consider the revised guidelines and make a submission.

Public consultation: Guidelines for Advertising a regulated health service and a Framework for supervised practice

National Boards and the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) are carrying out public consultations on:

  • revised Guidelines for advertising a regulated health service, and
  • a proposed Supervised practice framework.

Feedback from all interested people and organisations is welcome.

The consultations have staggered end dates to allow interested people and organisations to plan their responses to the two separate consultations.

Making a submission

Feedback is invited from practitioners, stakeholders and the community.

We encourage you to use the online survey to make your submission. However, if this is not possible, you may make a written submission using the Word templates provided. Submissions should be emailed to

The questions in the online survey and the Word response templates are the same.

Publication of submissions

The National Boards and AHPRA publish submissions at our discretion. We generally publish submissions on our websites to encourage discussion and inform the community and stakeholders.

Please let us know if you do not want your submission published, or if you want us to treat all or part of it as confidential.

Submissions to these consultations will be published on the AHPRA website. Feedback received via the online survey for each of the consultations (released 11 September 2019) will be aggregated and published after the consultations close.

Please note that we will not place on our website, or make available to the public, submissions that contain offensive or defamatory comments or which are outside the scope of the subject of the consultation.  

Public consultation on the review of the Guidelines for advertising a regulated health service

Released:  11 September 2019
Closes:  26 November 2019

The National Boards and AHPRA carried out a public consultation on the Guidelines for advertising a regulated health service. The guidelines were developed to explain the advertising requirements in the National Law and to help advertisers (including registered health practitioners) to meet these requirements and advertise responsibly. The review is to make sure the guidelines are as contemporary, relevant and effective as possible.

Public consultation on the proposed Supervised practice framework

Released: 11 September 2019
Closes:  17 December 2019

National Boards (excluding psychology and pharmacy) and AHPRA are carrying out a public consultation on the proposed Supervised practice framework as part of their project to enable a consistent, responsive and risk-based approach to supervised practice across the National Scheme.2

2 National Registration and Accreditation Scheme (the National Scheme).

Page reviewed 20/11/2019