Dental Practice

  • 6.30 Neurotoxins and Dermal Fillers in Dentistry

    Dentists are the only dental practitioners qualified to administer neurotoxins and dermal fillers and must comply with both the requirements of the Dental Board of Australia, and with their state or territory’s drug and poison legislation. 

  • 6.31 Salivary Diagnostics

    Dentists should be aware of the potential value and implications of salivary tests in clinical practice, and further translational and clinical studies regarding the use of saliva for diagnostic purposes are required. 

  • 6.32 General Anaesthesia in Dentistry

    Government, hospitals and health fund policies should ensure that patients have equitable access to dentistry under general anaesthesia.

  • 6.33 Relative Analgesia

    Relative Analgesia is a commonly used and safe technique for treating anxious patients utilising nitrous oxide and oxygen. It must remain available as a treatment option for relief of dental patients’ anxiety and pain.