Revised scope of practice registration standard published

The revised Scope of Practice standard retains the dentist as the head of a dental team.

The Dental Board of Australia has published its revised Scope of practice registration standard, which will come in to effect from 30 June 2014. To help practitioners prepare for the revised standard, the standard and associated guidelines have been published […]

Dental Hygienists’ Association calls for increased support for dental schools

DHAA president Hellen Checker

The Dental Hygienists’ Association of Australia (DHAA) Inc. is calling on state governments, professional associations and private dental practices to increase their support for dental schools at a time when many are facing financial pressures, resulting in decisions to cut […]

‘CPD is a wasted opportunity’ says DHAA

You can have the knowledge, but how does it work in practice?

The Dental Hygienists’ Association of Australia (DHAA) Inc. has called for professional associations, educators and policy-makers to collaborate in ‘translational research’ to ensure evidenced-based research knowledge gained through continuing professional development (CPD) results in changed clinical practice. At present, it […]

ADA takes scope of practice battle to the web

The ADA has launched an online petition to express its concerns about proposed changes to scope of practice.

This week the Australian Dental Association has rallied its members to sign a petition, and to write to the Dental Board of Australia and State Health Minister, opposing the DBA proposal to alter the Scope of Practice Standard for dental practitioners to […]