Great resource for first-year dental students

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Dental students are advised to check out the website of the Dental Board of Australia.

If this is your first year of dental studies, you should know that the Dental Board of Australia (the Board) is a terrific source of information about your regulatory obligations as a student.

Were you aware, for example, that if you’re a dental student in Australia in a program of study approved by the the Board that qualifies you for registration in the dental profession, your education provider has already registered you with the Board? Many first-year students are unaware of this fact. They also don’t know what being registered with the Board means.

To help explain this and much more besides, it’s advised you check out the Board’s website.


The Board has also produced a vodcast to explain further your obligations as a registered dental student. It has information about the Board including what it does as a regulator and the National Scheme.

“We all can recall what it was like in the first few months of dental study as you try and settle into university life and find your feet when it comes to your academic work,” Dental Board of Australia chair Dr John Lockwood said.

“It is impossible to know everything straight away. Students receive a lot of information; however, information about their legal responsibilities is really important. Dental practitioner regulation is going to be an important part of their career on an ongoing basis, and there’s no time like the present to find out what it’s all about.”

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