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.

Where there are consultations open for input, they will be shown below.

Where there are consultations which have closed, they will be shown under Past Consultations along with the submissions that were received. 

Helping practitioners with infection prevention and control: public consultation on Guidelines on infection control now open

The Dental Board of Australia wants to make it easier for practitioners to know and understand the professional expectations around infection prevention and control to help them practice safely.

As part of this, the Board is reviewing its Guidelines on infection control. The Board is consulting on whether to shift the information contained in the guidelines to more accessible and helpful tools and resources, such as a one-stop fact sheet and a self-reflective tool.

Webinar briefing session

The Board held a public briefing session on its review on 22 September 2021.

The recorded webinar is available below.

Questions and answers from the briefing session are available below.

Consultation documents

Links to the consultation documents are available below.

Submitting your response

Use our online submission form, below, to answer the consultation questions.

The consultation closes at close of business on 15 November 2021.

Please contact us at if you have any queries, or to receive a submission template in MS Word format. 

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