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Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency

Specialties & Specialty Fields

The Ministerial Council has approved specialties for the following professions:

  • medical practitioner
  • dental practitioner
  • podiatrist  

Medical Practitioner

The approved list of specialties, specialty fields and specialist titles for medical practitioners is provided on the Medical Board of Australia website.

Dental Practitioner

The approved list of specialties and specialist titles for dental practitioners is provided below.

 Specialty Specialist Title
Dento-maxillofacial radiology

Dento-maxillofacial radiologist
Oral and maxillofacial radiologist
Dental radiologist

Endodontics Endodontist
Oral and maxillofacial surgery Oral and maxillofacial surgeon
Oral medicine

Specialist in oral medicine
Oral medicine specialist

Oral pathology Oral pathologist
Oral surgery Oral surgeon


Paediatric dentistry

Specialist in paediatric dentistry
Paediatric dentist

Periodontics Periodontist
Prosthodontics Prosthodontist

Public health dentistry
(Community dentistry)

Specialist in public health dentistry
Special needs dentistry Specialist in special needs dentistry

Forensic odontology

Forensic odontologist
Forensic dentist


The approved list of specialties and specialist titles for podiatrists is provided below.

 Specialty Specialist Title 
 Podiatric surgery   Podiatric surgeon  
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