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June 2017

27 June 2017

Consultation on recertification

We are reviewing our recertification framework because we have determined some aspects need to change if we are to have a smarter, more robust and fit for purpose framework. We are now seeking your feedback on the discussion document, which sets out our current thinking. In July and August, we will be hosting a series of forums around the country, and two webinars. Please see here for details of these forums and webinars. You can do this by completing an online submission survey by 30 September 2017. More information about...

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May 2017

3 May 2017

Consultation on Professional Boundaries Practice Standard

The Council has reviewed its Sexual boundaries in the dentist-patient relationship practice standard, and developed an updated draft practice standard—Professional boundaries. This is intended to replace the existing sexual boundaries practice standard.  The consultation document can be found here[sitetree_link,id=253]. Submissions are due by *5pm, 28 June 2017.*    

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April 2017

6 April 2017

Oral health therapy update

The Dental Council has applied to the Ministry of Health to designate oral health therapy as a new profession. Our application is now available on our website here.  The new scope of practice will come into effect on 1 November 2017. We provided an update on our implementation plan in our latest newsletter. You can view the consultation material on this topic, including the outcome letter which sets out our implementation plan, here.

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