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  • 1 Nov 2019 6:48 PM | Anonymous

    Approved Scope of Practice Standard

    COAG Health Council Communique:

    Health Ministers from the Commonwealth, each state and territory and New Zealand met in Perth today and yesterday at the COAG Health Council to discuss a range of national health issues. 

    At their March 2019 meeting, Health Ministers received a briefing from the Chair of the Dental Board of Australia about the Board’s proposal to revise the scope of practice registration standard removing the requirement for a structured professional relationship between a dentist and dental therapists, dental hygienists or oral health therapists. Health Ministers had requested that the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care (ACSQHC) independently assess the patient safety implications and the consumer benefit of the revised scope.

    Health Ministers noted the outcomes of ACSQHC’s review which found that there is no evidence that the proposed revised Scope of Practice Registration Standard will have an adverse effect on patient safety and quality. The review also indicated the changes may increase the capacity of the dental workforce and may provide greater access to services and reduced wait times for services for rural and remote communities.

    In light of this independent report, Health Ministers approved the revised Scope of Practice Registration Standard.

    These changes will be implemented in mid-2020 and members should continue to practice following current Dental Board of Australia Scope of Practice and CPD standards. ADOHTA will continue to communicate with members on how these changes will affect practice and training. 

    For more information please refer to:

    COAG Health Council Communiques

    Dental Board of Australia Registration Standards


  • 28 Oct 2019 3:55 PM | Anonymous

    191024 ADOHTA_DHAA Media release 24 October 2019.pdf
    ADOHTA & DHAA reaffirm a strong desire for a unified voice.


  • 21 Oct 2019 9:38 AM | Anonymous

    Introducing the new ADOHTA National Executive for 2019-2020. 

    President: Leticia Masters
    Vice-President: Nicole Stormon
    Secretary: Michelle Davidson
    Treasurer: William Carlson-Jones
    Immediate Past President: Hellene Platell
    QLD Representative: Shireen Smith
    VIC Representative: Liz Cobbledick
    ACT Representative: Jelena Pavlovic
    TAS Representative: Jessica Pennay
    Education & Research Councillor: Dr Denise Higgins
    ANZJDOHT Councillor: Professor Julie Satur (absent)




  • 7 Oct 2019 1:22 PM | Anonymous

    The 110th meeting of the DBA was held on Friday 30th August 2019 in Melbourne.  This meeting included a tour of the ADC's examination facilities as well as joint discussions about accreditation and policy issues.

    Read more here: 190918 Dental Board Communique Meeting-of-the-Dental-Board-30-August.PDF

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