Examinations timetable

The Dental Council offers New Zealand Dental Registration Examinations for dentists, dental specialists, dental hygienists, dental therapists and dental technicians. The examinations are held at specific times during the year. Once an examination date has been confirmed, it is listed in the timetable below.

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Examinations Timetable


If you wish to sit an examination, you will need to submit an application form during an open application period, as shown below.

Please note that assessment applications received outside of these dates, incorrectly completed forms or incomplete forms will not be accepted and will be returned.

New Zealand Dentist Registration Examinations (NZDREX)


NZDREX candidates must pass the NDEB equivalency process.  

The equivalency process comprises the following three components:

  • an assessment of your fundamental knowledge (AFK)
  • an assessment of your clinical judgement (ACJ)
  • an assessment of your clinical skills (ACS).

More information on this process is available on the NZDREX page.

 


New Zealand Dental Hygiene Registration Examinations (NZDHREX)

Written Examination

Examination Dates:

27-28 June 2017 

Opening date for submitting written eligibility applications to the Dental Council

20 March 2017

Closing date for written eligibility applications to reach the Dental Council

26 May 2017

 Clinical Examination

Examination Dates:

Venue:  Auckland University of Technology North Shore Campus

         27 November 2017 - 29 November 2017

Opening date for submitting clinical eligibility applications to the Dental Council

4 September 2017 

Closing date for clinical eligibility applications to reach the Dental Council

27 October 2017

New Zealand Dental Therapy Registration Examinations (NZDTREX)


Written examination

Examination Dates:

27-28 June 2017

Opening date for submitting written eligibility applications to the Dental Council

20 March 2017

Closing date for written eligibility applications to reach the Dental Council

26 May 2017

 

Clinical Examination

Examination Dates: 

Venue:  Auckland University of Technology North Shore Campus

Venue:  Auckland University of Technology Buckland Road Clinic

       27 November 2017 - 29 November 2017 & 1 December 2017

Opening date for submitting clinical eligibility applications to the Dental Council

4 September 2017

Closing date for clinical eligibility applications to reach the Dental Council

27 October 2017

New Zealand Dental Specialist Registration Examinations (NZDSREX)


The New Zealand Dental Specialist Registration Examination is held as required. If you wish to sit this examination, please contact the Dental Council.

New Zealand Dental Technology Registration Examination (NZDTechRex)  


The New Zealand Dental Technology Registration Examination is held as required. If you wish to sit this examination, please submit an examination application form to the Dental Council. Once a completed form has been received, an examination will be established.