Specialist Training Programs

Becoming a Specialist Paediatric Dentist requires advanced training in Paediatric Dentistry from a recognised institution.

Becoming a Specialist Paediatric Dentist

The Dental Board of Australia (DBA) and the Dental Council of New Zealand (DCNZ) define the list of Specialties and Titles. They are also responsible for setting and regulating accreditation standards and competencies for each of the dental professions.

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 jurisdiction.

Applicants must also meet the other requirements of the DBA and DCNZ relevant registration standards.

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


Information on registration as a Specialist Paediatric Dentist in Australia or New Zealand can be found from websites below

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

The following links are provided for information only.