Pathway 2 to register as an orthodontic auxiliary

To register using pathway 2, you need a Certificate of Orthodontic Assisting, New Zealand Association of Orthodontists: Orthodontic Auxiliary Training Programme. To complete pathway 2 you need to follow the three steps described below.

Step 1: Contact the New Zealand Association of Orthodontists to determine eligibility for training


To find out whether you are eligible to enrol in the programme, please contact the New Zealand Association of Orthodontists (NZAO).  One of the entry criteria to the programme is  only trainees of an employing specialist orthodontist who is a member of NZAO can enter the programme.

Step 2: Obtain the qualification


Complete the training programme through NZAO, the accredited provider. Once you have obtained the qualification, you are eligible to apply for registration. Details of the programme can be obtained from the NZAO office

Step 3: Apply to be registered


To apply for registration you need to send us: