Specialist Training Programs

Advancement in the speciality of Paediatric Dentistry

Becoming a Specialist Paediatric Dentist

Dental Board of Australia defines the list of Specialties and specialist titles. Dentists who have the necessary qualifications in the approved specialties and meet the other requirements for specialist and general registration will be included on the Specialist Register and their specialist title will be protected by law.

A dentist applying for specialist registration must comply with the requirements of the Health Practitioner Regulation National Law Act as in force in each state and territory (the National Law). Applicants must also meet the other requirements of the Dental Board of Australia's (the Board’s) relevant registration standards.

A dentist may be granted specialist registration if he or she:

  • holds an approved qualification for the specialty (see Dental Approved Programs of Study for a list of approved programs of study which lead to qualifications for registration); or
  • holds another qualification which the Board considers to be substantially equivalent (or based on similar competencies) to an approved qualification for the specialty (see Section 58(b) of the National Law)

Taken from the Dental Board of Australia website. For more information , visit the Dental Board of Australia website at http://www.dentalboard.gov.au/Registration/Specialist-Registration.aspx

Information on registration as a Specialist Paediatric Dentist in New Zealand can be found from the New Zealand Dental Council at http://www.dentalcouncil.org.nz/dcRegistrationDentistSpecialistPrescribedQuals#Paediatric

Australian and New Zealand Universities offer advanced training programs in Paediatric Dentistry at a Doctor of Clinical Dentistry level. 

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