CPD Masterclass: Practice Management, Law, Ethics and Risk Management

CPD Masterclass: Practice Mgmt, Law, Ethics and Risk Mgmt

It is important that dental practitioners are aware of the national laws and legal requirements surrounding dentistry.

Event information


  • $840 - Non-members
  • $680 - RACDS members
  • $630 - Current MRACDS(GDP) Program Candidates
Add to your calendar 05/11/24 9:00 AM 05/11/24 4:30 PM Australia/Sydney CPD Masterclass: Practice Management, Law, Ethics and Risk Management

It is important that dental practitioners are aware of the national laws and legal requirements surrounding dentistry.


Last day to register: 05/05/2024

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This masterclass will concentrate on the statutory regulations, consent in dental treatment and basic techniques and procedures to ensure patients’ legal and ethical rights are consistently being met. The masterclass provides an excellent foundation for the MRACDS(GDP) program requirement.

Learning Outcomes: 

  • Understand basic knowledge of practice management and law in dental healthcare
  • Understand  the  ethics  of  the  dentist-patient  relationship,  patient  confidentiality,  and  the  need  to obtain informed consent
  • Understand risk management

Date: Saturday, 11 May 2024 | 9:00 am – 4:30 pm (AEST)
Location:  Online via Zoom
CPD Hours: 7.5

Non-members – $840
RACDS members* – $680
Current MRACDS(GDP) Program candidates – $630

*Fellows, Members, Affiliates, Associates, Students

Registration closes: Sunday, 5 May 2024

To register, simply click on the “Sign in to Register” button located in the right-hand panel, and log in using your RACDS credentials. If you are already logged in, please click the “Register Now” button. Should you not have an account, please create one. Please ensure to complete the registration process entirely.


  • Adj A/Prof John W. Dale AO., CF


    Adj A/Prof John Dale has been coordinating the Masterclass for the College in the discipline of Practice Management, Ethics and Law since 2013 Adj A/Prof Dale was a reserve member of the Alumni Council and he has been associated with the University of Sydney, since he graduated with a Bachelor of Dental Surgery in 1964, and a Master of Dental Surgery in 1966. After graduation, he served in the Royal Australian Army as a dental officer and then after worked in the UK. He returned to Sydney and entered private dental practice. He has been teaching at the university since 1967 when he was appointed as a clinical tutor in Paediatric Dentistry. Adj A/Prof Dale obtained his Doctorate in Dental Surgery at the University of Toronto in 1970 and was appointed Visiting Professor in Dentistry, Northwestern University, Chicago, in 1975-76 Adj A/Prof Dale graduated Bachelor of Laws from UNSW. He was admitted to the Bar in NSW in 1979 and since then has lectured in the Faculty of Dentistry in Ethics and Legal Responsibility, being appointed an Adjunct Associate Professor in 1996, while in private dental practice Adj A/Prof Dale continues to be responsible for providing courses to undergraduate and graduate programs in the Faculty of Dentistry and the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons, as well as Charles Sturt University. Adj A/Prof Dale has had a strong involvement with the University of Sydney. He was dental representative on the SRC 1962-63, President of the Dental Alumni Society 1979-1981, Australian Dental Association President 1985-87. Adj A/Prof Dale was appointed as President of the Dental Board NSW in 1987 and resigned in 2007 and a member of the Dental Council of NSW until 2015. He also served as President of the Australian Dental Council from 1997 to 2000 and was responsible for the accreditation of Australian Dental Schools. Adj A/Prof Dale is in (now) part time general dental practice, and has written and edited publications on Professional Misconduct and dental legal issues. Adj A/Prof John Dale was a Churchill Fellow in 1991 and was made a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) in 1991 and an Officer of the Order of Australia (AO) in 2002 for service to the dental profession.

• All prices are in Australian Dollars (AUD).
• Each registered ticket is valid for one person only.
• No split or shared registrations. Virtual event/program access details are provided for the registered attendee only and are not to be shared.
• The CPD Masterclass enrolment fee may be refunded as per the RACDS Refund Policy.
• The CPD Masterclass is not recorded for viewing after the event.

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