Dental Board of Australia fees set for 2016/17



The Dental Board of Australia (the Board) has announced the national registration fee for dental practitioners for 2016/17.

The fee will apply from 1 September 2016 and cover the registration period for most practitioners from 1 December 2016 to 30 November 2017. The fee will be:

  • Dentists and specialists—$628
  • Dental prosthetists—$558
  • Dental hygienists and therapists—$310

The Board limited increasing the fee to indexation, a decision that “follows guidelines and still provides income to allow the Board to meet its obligations in protecting the public,” according to the press release.

The fees for practitioners whose principal place of practice is NSW are:

  • Dentists and specialists—$778
  • Dental prosthetists—$702
  • Dental hygienists and therapists—$382

In NSW, dental practitioners pay an annual registration fee set by the Board. The Dental Council of New South Wales is responsible for setting a component of this fee, to cover the cost of regulating the profession in NSW to protect public health and safety.

Information on 2016/17 registration fees for NSW dental practitioners is available on the Council website.

A fee schedule, including the fee arrangements for practitioners whose principal place of practice is NSW, will be published on the Board’s website.

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