Scope of practice

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 […]

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 […]

Dental Board proposes scope of practice changes

The Dental Board is recommending scope of practice changes, but the ADA doesn't like it.

Following on from Health Workforce Australia’s recommendations and pressure from the Ministerial Council, the Dental Board of Australia (DBA) has proposed to remove the supervision requirement for allied dental personnel (namely dental hygienists, oral health therapists and dental therapists – […]

Scope of practice report released

The DBA's scope of practice registration standards have led to confusion in the profession, according to the HWA report.

The Dental Board of Australia (the National Board) has welcomed the release of a report by Health Workforce Australia (HWA) on its review of roles and scope of practice of dental therapists, dental hygienists and oral health therapists. A statement […]

US report suggests Dental Therapist model economically unsustainable

The idea that an alternative dental care model may work in places where there is a shortage of dentists has been challenged by the American Dental Association.

A series of reports commissioned by the American Dental Association (ADA) to examine alternative dental workforce models has raised questions as to whether those models are economically sustainable. This follows suggestions in the US that scope of practice for dental […]