Dental Board of Australia - Current Consultations

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. 

Public consultation – scheduled review of National scheme accreditation arrangements

National Boards and Ahpra are reviewing the current accreditation arrangements for the national health practitioner regulatory scheme to prepare for the next period to mid-2029.

The current accreditation arrangements end on 30 June 2024 for all professions except paramedicine, which end on 30 November 2023. The National Boards and Ahpra intend to complete this scheduled review by May 2023 to inform National Boards’ decisions on arrangements for the next period and provide certainty for the future. The last scheduled review and public consultation on accreditation arrangements was in 2018.

This consultation is a key stage of the review and aims to confirm performance and progress on current accreditation priorities and will inform the priorities for the next period, including how progress in priority areas could be measured.

Released: 14 December 2022
Closes: 14 February 2023

Providing feedback

The public consultation starts today and closes on 14 February 2023.

The National Boards and Ahpra invite feedback from all practitioners, stakeholders and the community.

In addition to general feedback, we are interested in stakeholders’ feedback on specific questions about the accreditation arrangements including on performance and progress since mid-2019, and possible areas of focus for the next five-years, including how progress in these areas could be measured.

You can provide feedback in two ways by close of business on 14 February 2023.

  1. use the Response template (107 KB,DOCX) to record your feedback and return it by email to, and/or
  2. send a written submission by email, to

Publication of submissions

Submissions to this consultation may be published on the Ahpra website. There may be circumstances under which submissions may not be published. Published submissions will include the names of individuals and/or organisations that made the submission unless confidentiality is requested.

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