The Dental Board and AHPRA have a range of resources for education providers, students, new graduates and interested others to assist in understanding what it means to be a registered dental practitioner in Australia.
Information on student registration and information for graduates registering with the Board for the first time can be found on the AHPRA website.
Below are some of the basics you need to know:
The Board has produced a vodcast to explain further your obligations as a registered dental student. The vodcast will tell you about the Board, give you some information on the National Scheme2, what the Board does as a regulator and what you need to know and do as a registered dental student, both now and before you complete your studies.
The Board has also produced a poster as a learning resource for students. The Board is encouraging education providers to download it and share it including on student portals.
This video is relevant to dental students who are nearing the completion of their approved programs of study in Australia and will soon be seeking registration as a dental practitioner.
1 When we say “impairment” in relation to a student it means, according to the National Law, that this person has a physical or mental impairment, disability, condition or disorder, including substance abuse or dependence that detrimentally affects or is likely to detrimentally affect, a student’s capacity to undertake clinical training. It is important to note that if you do have impairment, the threshold for reporting is high.
2 National Registration and Accreditation Scheme (the National Scheme).