Consultation on proposed changes to the working relationship requirements for oral health practitioners with dentists, and the practising conditions for dental hygiene activities

The Dental Council has prepared a consultation document following its review of:

  • whether the current scope of practice requirement for a working/consultative professional relationship for dental therapy, dental hygiene, orthodontic auxiliary, and oral health therapy should remain, and the associated working/professional relationship practice standards
  • the current practising conditions (clinical guidance and direct clinical supervision) for the dental hygiene scope of practice.

The consultation document outlines the preliminary conclusions reached by the Council and seeks your feedback on proposed changes and draft guidance. 

You can submit your responses using our online survey.

Your submissions must reach us by 5pm on 18 December 2020.