ADC commences comprehensive review of Professional competencies

The Australian Dental Council is reviewing the Professional competencies of the newly qualified dental practitioner, the first such review since 2015-2016.

The ADC publishes the Competencies, which are used in its accreditation and assessments functions, for each of the five divisions of dental practitioner recognised in Australia for general registration which includes:

– dentists

– dental hygienists

– dental prosthetists

– dental therapists, and

– oral health therapists.

Conducted in association with Australian dental professions and consumers – the Australian Dental Association Vice-President Dr Stephen Liew forms part of the review’s advisory committee – the first step of the review process, which aims to ensure the Competencies reflect societal and regulatory changes, involves surveying people about the current Competencies.

This consultation will take the form of seeking feedback from representatives across the profession who will help shape an understanding of how well the Competencies are working in their existing format and what changes or updates, if any, are needed.

To provide feedback, use this link.

The survey closes on 31 May 2021.

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