The Council consulted on a proposed oral health therapy scope of practice with its stakeholders, with the closing date 20 February 2015.
Because of the large number and the complexity of the submissions received, the Council formed a sub-committee of Council members to undertake a detailed consideration of the submissions and provide the Council with associated recommendations on the various proposals.
In response to the submitters’ concerns, the curriculum mapping of programmes was revisited, and further clarification was sought from the Otago Faculty of Dentistry on its Bachelor of Oral Health programme.
This focus resulted from the continued recognition that the education delivered currently in the oral health programmes must underpin the development of the oral health therapy scope of practice.
The committee’s recommendations will be considered by the Council early in the new year.