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Agency ID818
TitleDental Board of Queensland
Agency TypeStatutory authority
Start Date 1/1/1903
End Date 1/7/2010
Date NotesA transition period follows the implementation of the new arrangements.

Responsible for registration of dentists

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Series IDTitleFromTo
9214Minute Books [Dental Board] 17/2/1903 4/10/1994
19732Health Practitioner Registration Files 9/6/1905 6/1/2012
8811Letterbook 8/8/1917 3/11/1921
8813Policy and Correspondence Files 16/7/1930 18/8/1980
19779Health Practitioner Registration Cash Books 1/1/1939 17/9/1974
19792Health Practitioner Investigation Files 1/1/1948 31/12/1976
19780Annual Registrations, Restoration and Licence Fee Reports 9/12/1974 31/10/1990
19845Registers of Dentists and Dental Specialists 18/8/1975 1/10/2003
19785Registrar Database Update Report 28/4/1978 24/6/1985
19784Certificates Issued and Fees Paid Report 31/1/1979 10/1/1985
19781Health Practitioners by Postcode Report 1/1/1980 14/5/1980
19783Registrar Additions and Deletions Report 31/1/1980 13/1/1981
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Controlling Agencies

Agency IDTitleFromTo
123Home Secretary's Office 1/1/1909 5/12/1935
126Health and Home Affairs Department 5/12/1935 25/9/1963
105Department of Health 26/9/1963 1/7/2010
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Information Sources

Dental Act, 1902
Queensland Government Gazette, Vol XXX, No 35, p. 565
Dental Acts, Amendment Act, 1935
Queensland Government Gazette, Vol CXLIV, No 103, p. 1847
Dental Acts, Amendment Act, 1959
Dental Act, 1971
Queensland Government Gazette, 1971, Vol CCXXXVIII, p. 2014
Queensland Parliamentary Papers 1909, 1911 - Estimates-in-Chief
Queensland Blue Book 1910 - Summary and Departments
State Administrative Arrangements. From State Directory issued by State Public Relations Bureau Sept 1969
Queensland Government Directory 1972, 1986, 1995, 1998
Dental Board of Queensland "Newsletter" December 2009
Health Legislation (Health Practitioner Regulation National Law) Amendment Act 2010
Queensland Subordinate Legislation 2010, nos 73, 81
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Establishing N/A
Abolishing Health Legislation (Health Practitioner Regulation National Law) Amendment Act 2010
Administered Dental Act, 1902
Dental Acts, Amendment Act, 1935
Dental Acts, Amendment Act, 1959
Dental Act 1971
Dental Practitioners Registration Act 2001
Dental Practitioners Registration Regulation 2001
Health Practitioners (Professional Standards) Act 1999
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The functions of the Board are to administer the Dental Act, to maintain the Register of Dentists and to regulate and control the practice of Dentistry in Queensland.

Home Secretary, 1 Jan 1903 - 5 Dec 1935
Secretary for Health and Home Affairs, 5 Dec 1935 - 12 Aug 1957
Minister for Health and Home Affairs, 12 Aug 1957 - 26 Sep 1963
Minister for Health, 26 Sep 1963 - 9 Oct 1978
Deputy Premier and Minister for Health, 9 Oct 1978 - 15 Dec 1978
Minister for Health, 15 Dec 1978 -

* On 26 Apr 1935 a Faculty of Dentistry was established at the University of Queensland offering the Degree of Bachelor of Dental Science. Under the 1935 Amendment Act all responsibility for the study, training and examination of students in dentistry was taken from the Dental board and given to the University of Queensland.

** Under the 1959 Amendment Act, dental specialty was prescribed as a branch of dentistry. The Act stated that a Register of Dental Specialists, Queensland, be made and kept under the Act.

From 1 July 2010 the Dental Board of Queensland was abolished and a new national agency, the Australian Health Practitioner Registration Agency, responsible for administration of registration of health professionals was introduced under the "Health Practitioner Regulation (Administrative Arrangements) National Law Act 2008", the "Health Practitioner Regulation National Law Act 2009" and the "Health Legislation (Health Practitioner Regulation National Law) Amendment Act 2010". The National Agency took over the administrative functions of the Council while the Dental Board of Australia took over the registration and accreditation of dentists, dental therapists, dental hygienists and dental prosthetists.

A transition period followed the implementation of the new arrangements.

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Preferred Citation

Queensland State Archives Agency ID818, Dental Board of Queensland
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Last updated 9 September 2016
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