This course provides a foundation in professionalism in the practice of dentistry. Professional matters such as ethics, governance and regulation of dental practice in Australia will also be covered. The competency building activities of this course will provide dental practitioners with a series of case-based scenarios. 

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Course learning objectives:

  • Understand legislation relevant to practise as a dental practitioner
  • Apply registration standards, policies, codes and guidelines in dental practice 
  • Understand the ethical principles and their application underpinning the provision of dental care
  • Demonstrate that patient safety is paramount in all decisions and actions
  • Recognise professional and individual scopes of practice
  • Respect professional boundaries between practitioners, patients, patient’s families and members of the community
  • Understand the principles of risk management and quality improvement


  • Fully online course
  • Interactive content
  • Self-paced learning
  • 12 hours' scientific CPD


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Cancellation Policy

After logging into Blackboard and accessing the online course material you will no longer be eligible for a refund. Any cancellations where you have not logged into blackboard the full amount will be refunded to you. Please contact the event organiser to organise a refund.

Access to online course

Within five (5) business days of registration you will be sent an email on how to access the online course. After enrolment in Blackboard, you have three (3) months to complete the online course material. No CPD certificates will be issued unless the final course quiz and survey are completed. In the case of unforeseen circumstances, an extension for access to the online course after one (1) month can be appealed to the course organiser. It is at the discretion of the course organiser to approve extension.