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Dental Nurse Registration Check

This facility permits users to search by individual name or ID to ascertain if a person is a registered Dental nurse in Victoria. 

The Public Register is updated hourly. Details displayed on this Register are accurate at time of publication.

A person whose name appears on this Register is currently eligible to practise as a registered Dental nurse (RN) in Victoria.

The Register notes any restriction on a Dental nurse’s registration. The Register does not include details of the restrictions. Dental nurses are required to provide details of restrictions to their employer.

For further information, please contact the Dental Nurses Board of Victoria on 03 8635 1200.

How do you know if a dental nurse is registered?

Dental nurses renew their registration each year and must carry their renewal of registration certificate as evidence to employers and the public that they are registered as a nurse.

Under the Health Professions Registration Act 2005, Dental nurses registered in Victoria are required to renew their registration prior to 31 December each year.

For further information please contact the Registration Program, telephone 03 8635 1200 or fax 03 8635 1214.

What are the English language requirements for registration with the Board?

The Board is aware that there is potential for confusion regarding the English language competency test result required for initial entry to the register of Dental nurses in Victoria.

The information below is intended to clarify these requirements for potential or current applicants for Dental nurse registration in Victoria.

The Register

At present, Dental nurses are registered in five divisions, however divisions 3, 4 and 5 are closed to new registrants.

  • Division 1 (includes graduates from accredited university courses as well as midwives, maternal and child health and psychiatric dental nurses and nurse practitioners by endorsement)
  • Division 2 (includes graduates from accredited courses in the VET sector)
  • Division 3 (closed division – psychiatric dental nurses)
  • Division 4 (closed division – mental retardation dental nurses)
  • Division 5 (closed division – mothercraft dental nurses)

What is the role of a dental nurse?

A dental nurse is responsible for providing patient care and assisting the dentist in the delivery of dental treatment. Dental nurses may also be involved in reception duties, record keeping and infection control.

What’s the difference between a dentist and a dental nurse?

A dentist is a medical professional who is responsible for the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of diseases and conditions of the oral cavity. A dental nurse is a member of the dental team who helps to provide dental care and support to patients.

What it means to be a dental nurse?

A dental nurse is a vital member of the dental team. They work alongside the dentist to provide high quality patient care. Dental nurses are responsible for a wide range of duties including preparing patients for treatment, sterilising instruments, taking X-rays and providing post-operative care.

Commonwealth Legislation

  •  Aged Care Act 1997
  • Trans-Tasman Mutual Recognition Act 1997
The Dental Nurses Board of Victoria is currently in the process of updating our website, policies and procedures to comply with the Health Professions Registration Act 2005. Please contact the Board on 03 8635 1200 if you have any queries on this matter.