Protecting the public and
guiding the professions

For Professionals

The Council regulates the health professions in the country in aspects pertaining to registration, education and training, professional conduct and ethical behaviour, ensuring continuing professional development, and fostering compliance with healthcare standards.

Professional Boards

Overview

Oral Hygienists, Dental Assistants and Dental Therapist professions are registered under our auspices:

Oral Hygienists
Oral Hygienists are health professionals devoted to the prevention of diseases and the promotion and improvement of the public’s health. They are preventive primary oral health care providers who provide educational, clinical and therapeutic services to the public. Their primary concern as health practitioners is the promotion of total health through the prevention of oral disease. The service Oral Hygienists provide, contributes to the health and well-being of society. The education and licensure of Oral Hygienists qualify them to serve the public.

Dental Therapists
Dental Therapists function as health practitioners in oral health care, independently and/or as a part of the multi-disciplinary healthcare team. Dental Therapists focus on the holistic care of patients, which ranges from prevention of oral disease and promotion of oral health to the alleviation of oral abnormalities, pain and disease and also function in the fields of preventive, promotive and rehabilitative health, on primary, secondary and tertiary levels.

Dental Assistants
Dental Assistants contribute to effective chairside assisting in dentistry with regards to infection control, practice management and the education of patients, the public and the community regarding basic oral health. Dental Assistants play a significant role in oral health environments such as private practices, public health and other facilities where oral health care and health promotion is provided to the public.
 
Notification: A call for all Dental Assistants to register, click here to view media statement