The annual practising certificate (APC) round for dental hygienists, dental therapists, orthodontic auxiliaries, clinical dental technicians and dental technicians is underway, with around 2000 forms mailed out to practitioners on 28 February.
Please remember your current APC will expire on 31 March and the Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act 2003 requires every practising health practitioner to have a current APC. If we have not received your completed form and payment by that date, you must cease practice.
If you have not returned your form yet, we encourage you to do so as soon as possible. If you have not received your form in the mail, you can download an APC or retention form from our website. You can return the form by email if you are paying by credit card.
If you are returning your form by post, we recommend you ensure your form is in the mail by 23 March to allow enough time for delivery to us and processing by 31 March.