My best wishes to everyone as we work through the last weeks of 2018 and prepare for the festive season and a holiday break.
It’s been a busy year for us at the Dental Council, largely due to the increased pressure of providing regular services to Council and practitioners while implementing a new IT system at the time.
I am thrilled that we were able to start using the new system internally in September and have seen the increased efficiencies and capabilities it offers. The next major step will be opening the practitioner portal so that practitioners can start using the online services next year. Moving to online services will make the APC process and other interactions with the Council easier. We are looking forward to sharing it with our existing and new practitioners early in 2019.
We expect the dentists and dental specialists who are randomly selected to complete practice standards audit questionnaires, and practitioners renewing their APCs for the 1 April - 31 March APC round will be the first to use the new online services.
In the meantime, please ensure we have a unique email address that will become the user name you’ll need to access the online services. If you are unsure about what address we have on our records please contact us.
Thank you to everyone who has contributed to our work throughout 2018—we thank you all for your commitment and support.
I would like to wish you all a Merry Christmas and a happy and safe holiday season.