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Dental Records Information Kit

The Dental Board of Australia (DBA) retired the former Guidelines on Dental Records on October 1, 2020.

What is the current standard and how can I be sure my records meet it?

The Advisory Services team has compiled the following list of resources for practitioners who are interested in evaluating and/or improving their record keeping practices. Please keep a record of all activities you undertake in this area and include these in your CPD logbook.  Time spent attending courses, reading journal articles on this topic and in auditing your records is classified as scientific and will attract one CPD hour per hour of engagement.

Rules and regulations:

Continuing professional development:

Self-assessment/audit of dental records:

Advisory Services Information Kit:

I am looking for:

Where to find more information:

Privacy regulations

Privacy Legislation Information Kit

Dental records audit 

Dental Records Audit Tool

Dental records information

Dental Records Information Sheet



  • Medical History

Initial Medical History Form Template


Updated Medical History Form Template

  • Medication History

Medication History for Clinicians Template


How to Take a Medication History Article

  • Consent

Consent Information Sheet



NSQHS Informed Consent in Health Care Factsheet for Clinicians

  • What to record: examination

Item No 011 Comprehensive Examination Aide Memoire

  • What to record: consultation

Item No 013 Limited Consultation Where Patient Attends in Pain Aide Memoire

  • What to record: restoration

Filling or Restoration What to Record Aide Memoire

More information on:


  • Oral cancer screening

Soft Tissue Examination for the GP Dentist Article

  • Radiography

Practical Guide to Dental Radiology

  • Periodontal Assessments

Periodontal Assessment Treatment Flowchart

  • Patient request for records

Dental Records Information Sheet

  • Prescription writing

ACSQH - Active ingredient prescribing guidance

  • Hints and Tips to help improve record-keeping

A Check-up For Your Record Keeping System Parts 1 and 2

  • Third party requests for records

I've Received a Request for Records: What Should I Do? Parts 1 and 2

  • Consent: Patient expectations and effective communication

What did you expect? Parts 1 and 2
  • Data breaches

Mandatory Notification of Data Breaches

  • Patient photographs

Patient Identification Photos and Privacy Law


Additional resources:

More resources are available under Members Centre/Advisory Services.

Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to email or call the Advisory Services team on (02) 8436 9944.