Proposed changes to the ADC/DC(NZ) Accreditation standards for dental practitioner programs
The Dental Council (New Zealand) (DC(NZ)) and the Australian Dental Council (ADC) would like to invite you to provide feedback on proposed updates to the ADC/DC(NZ) Accreditation standards for dental practitioner programs (the Standards).
The consultation is now open and will run from Tuesday 18 February until 3pm Monday 20 April 2020.
Started in 2019, this review aims to ensure the Standards remain in-line with contemporary benchmarks and expectations, while maintaining a focus on public safety. To assist with the process, external influences and stakeholder feedback were used to identify key focus areas to help guide the review.
These focus areas are:
- Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander, Māori and Pacific Peoples health outcomes
- consumer involvement
- inter-professional learning and practice
Amendments are proposed to the Standards in each of these areas. Many of the proposed amendments aim to ensure the Standards are clear and easy to use.
More information on the proposed updates can be found in the consultation documents below.
Consultation paper - Proposed changes to the ADC/DC(NZ) Accreditation standards for dental practitioner programs
ADC/DC(NZ) Accreditation Standards for Dental Practitioner Programs (Revised draft for consultation - February 2020)
Making a submission
To respond to the consultation, please click here.
You can also email your response.
Consultation closes on Monday 20 April 2020 at 3pm.
Publication of submissions
Individual survey responses and a summary of the responses received will be published on the DC(NZ) and the ADC websites. Published submissions will include the names of the respondent and/or the organisation making the submission.
All personal contact details will be removed from the submission prior to publication.
Submissions containing offensive or defamatory comments, or that are outside the scope of the subject of this consultation will not be made public, or published on the DC(NZ) and the ADC websites.