Fees

The Dental Council is committed to operating in a cost effective manner. All fees and disciplinary levies are calculated on a full cost recovery basis. The Council receives no government funding.

All fees are expressed in $NZ and include GST of 15%

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Setting of fees


All fees and disciplinary levies are set by the Dental Council under sections 130 and 131 of the Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act 2003 (the Act).

The Council abides by the Office of the Auditor-General’s good practice guidelines, “Charging fees for public sector goods and services”, as well as Treasury guidelines, when setting fees and levies. 

All fees are set under the principles of full cost recovery and "user pays" to ensure no cross subsidisation occurs.

 APC fees and disciplinary levies


APC fees provide the bulk of funding for Council’s day to day operations. These include the secretariat, member fees and expenses, strategic projects, competence cases, practice audits, and capital expenses such as IT equipment.

The disciplinary levy is set annually for each profession to provide funding for current disciplinary cases and for the costs of future disciplinary cases as they arise.  These include the costs of professional conduct committees and proceedings of the Health Practitioners Disciplinary Tribunal.  Council can impose a special disciplinary levy at any time, to recover extraordinary discipline costs outside of the budgeted provisions.  

 

Dentists and dental specialists 

APC fee (1 Oct 2016-30 Sept 2017)

$   1001.46

Disciplinary levy

$    110.79

Total payable

$   1112.25

If you held a current APC during the 2015/16 practising year but did not renew it by 30 September 2016, you will be required to pay an additional processing fee of $45. This fee is added to the APC fee.

APC fee + additional processing fee of $45

$   1046.46

Disciplinary levy

$    110.79

Total payable

$   1157.25

If you are a new applicant, who has not previously been registered in New Zealand and you apply for an APC within four months of the end of the annual recertification cycle ending on 30 September 2017, you will pay a reduced APC fee.

APC fee (31 May 2017 - 30 September 2017)

$    333.82

Disciplinary levy

$      36.93

Total payable

$    370.75

Dental hygienists and orthodontic auxiliaries

The APC fee and disciplinary levy for the period 1 April 2017 - 31 March 2018: 

Annual practising certificate fee (1 April 2017 to 31 March 2018)

$    641.60

Disciplinary levy (only payable to practitioners holding a current 2016/17 APC)

$     (4.98)

Total payable

$    636.62

If you held a current APC during the 2016/17 practising year but did not renew it by 31 March 2017, you will be required to pay an additional processing fee of $45. This fee is added to the APC fee: 

Annual practising certificate fee + additional processing fee of $45

$    686.60

Disciplinary levy (only payable to practitioners holding a current 2016/17 APC)

$     (4.98)

Total payable

$    681.62

Applicants for registration who have not previously been registered in New Zealand and who apply for an APC within four months of the end of the annual recertification cycle ending on 31 March 2018:

Annual practising certificate fee (1 December 2017 to 31 March 2018)

$    213.87

Disciplinary levy

$    (1.66)

Total payable

$    212.21

Dental therapists

The APC fee and disciplinary levy for the period 1 April 2017 - 31 March 2018: 

Annual practising certificate fee (1 April 2017 - 31 March 2018)

$    713.08

Disciplinary levy (only payable to practitioners holding a current 2016/17 APC)

$    (2.59)

Total payable

$    710.49

If you held a current APC during the 2016/17 practising year but did not renew it by 31 March 2017, you will be required to pay an additional processing fee of $45. This fee is added to the APC fee:

Annual practising certificate fee + additional processing fee of $45

$    758.08

Disciplinary levy (only payable to practitioners holding a current 2016/17 APC)

$    (2.59)

Total payable

$    755.49

Applicants for registration who have not previously been registered in New Zealand and who apply for an APC within four months of the end of the annual recertification cycle ending on 31 March 2018:

Annual practising certificate fee (1 December 2017 to 31 March 2018)

$   237.69

Disciplinary levy

$    (0.86)

Total payable

$   236.83

Clinical dental technicians and dental technicians

The APC fee and disciplinary levy for the period 1 April 2017 - 31 March 2018:  

Annual practising certificate fee (1 April 2017 to 31 March 2018)

$    700.50

Disciplinary levy (only payable to practitioners holding a current 2016/17 APC)

$    (10.81)

Total payable

$    689.69

If you held a current APC during the 2016/17 practising year but did not renew it by 31 March 2017, you will be required to pay an additional processing fee of $45. This fee is added to the APC fee:  

Annual practising certificate fee + additional processing fee of $45

$    745.50

Disciplinary levy (only payable to practitioners holding a current 2016/17 APC)

$    (10.81)

Total payable

$    734.69

Applicants for registration who have not previously been registered in New Zealand and who apply for an APC within four months of the end of the annual recertification cycle ending on 31 March 2018:

Annual practising certificate fee (1 December 2017 - 31 March 2018)

$   233.50

Disciplinary levy

$    (3.60)

Total payable

$   229.90

Change of practising status fees


Retention fee

Retention fee for non-practising Dentist and Dental Specialist registrants (for period 1 October 2016 to 30 September 2017)

$   124.20

Retention fee for non-practising dental hygiene, dental therapy, dental technology, clinical dental technology, orthodontic auxiliary registrants (for period 1 April 2017 to 31 March 2018)

$   126.68

Change of status from non-practising to practising

Application fee to transfer from non-practising to practising status, where application is subject to Council's recency of practice policy

$   321.26

Registration fees


New Zealand qualified or New Zealand Dental Registration Examination applicant

Application for registration fee for New Zealand qualified, NZDREX qualified, NZDSREX qualified, NZDHREX qualified, NZDTREX qualified, NZDTechREX qualified

$   535.45

Trans-Tasman Mutual Recognition applicant

Dentists and dental specialists

Application for registration fee $    535.45
Annual practising certificate fee  (1 October 2016 - 30 September 2017) $   1001.46
Disciplinary levy $    110.79
Total payable $  1,647.70

TTMR registration applicants not previously registered in New Zealand who apply for a practising certificate within four months of the end of the annual recertification cycle, ending on 30 September 2017:

Application for registration fee $    535.45
Annual practising certificate fee (31 May 2017 - 30 September 2017) $    333.82
Disciplinary levy $     36.93
Total payable $   906.20

Dental hygienists

TTMR applicant fees and disciplinary levy for the period 1 April 2017 - 31 March 2018

Application for registration fee

$   535.45

Annual practising certificate fee (1 April 2017 - 31 March 2018)

$   641.60

Disciplinary levy

$     (4.98)

Total payable

$ 1,172.07

TTMR registration applicants not previously registered in New Zealand who apply for a practising certificate within four months of the end of the annual recertification cycle, ending on 31 March 2018:

Application for registration fee

$   535.45

Annual practising certificate fee  (1 December 2017 - 31 March 2018)

$   213.87

Disciplinary levy

$   (1.66)

Total payable

$   747.66

Dental therapists

TTMR applicant fees and disciplinary levy for the period 1 April 2017 - 31 March 2018

Application for registration fee

$   535.45

Annual practising certificate fee  (1 April 2016 - 31 March 2017)

$   713.08

Disciplinary levy

$   (2.59)

Total payable

$ 1,245.94

TTMR registration applicants not previously registered in New Zealand who apply for a practising certificate within four months of the end of the annual recertification cycle, ending on 31 March 2018:

Application for registration fee

$   535.45

Annual practising certificate fee  (1 December 2017 - 31 March 2018) 

$   237.69

Disciplinary levy

$   (0.86)

Total payable

$   772.28

Clinical dental technicians

TTMR applicant fees and disciplinary levy for the period 1 April 2017 - 31 March 2018

Application for registration fee

$   535.45

Annual practising certificate fee  (1 April 2017 - 31 March 2018) 

$    700.50

Disciplinary levy

$    (10.81)

Total payable

$ 1,225.14

TTMR registration applicants not previously registered in New Zealand who apply for a practising certificate within four months of the end of the annual recertification cycle, ending on 31 March 2018:

Application for registration fee

$    535.45

Annual practising certificate fee   (1 December 2017 - 31 March 2018)

$    233.50

Disciplinary levy

$   (3.60)

Total payable

$    765.35

Overseas prescribed qualifications

Application for assessment of prescribed qualifications and experience to be registered

$   803.19

Application for registration

$   535.45

Assessment of overseas non-prescribed dental qualifications, training and experience

Application for assessment of non-prescribed  qualifications and experience to be registered under section 15(2) of the Act for Dentists, hygienists, therapists, clinical dental technicians, dental technicians, orthodontic auxiliaries

$ 3,505.14

Application for assessment of non-prescribed specialist qualifications and experience to be registered under section 15(2) of the Act for dental specialists

 $ 4,616.23

Application for registration

 $   535.45

Resubmission of application for assessment of non-prescribed  qualifications and experience  to be registered  under section 15(2) of the Act

 $ 3,145.11

Application for removal of an exclusion

Application for removal of an exclusion(s) on the scope of practice after completion of a Dental Council approved course for hygienists, therapists and orthodontic auxiliaries

$   294.49

Application for removal of an exclusion(s) on the scope of practice after completion of a course not approved by the Dental Council for hygienists, therapists and orthodontic auxiliaries

$   535.45

Application for registration in an additional scope of practice

Application for registration with a prescribed qualification in an additional scope of practice for therapists and clinical dental technicians

$   535.45

Application for registration with a non-prescribed qualification in an additional scope of practice for therapists and clinical dental technicians

$   827.84

Application to undertake supervised practice

Application to undertake supervised activities for orthodontic auxiliaries while undertaking an approved training course.

$   107.08

 Examination fees


The New Zealand Dental Hygiene Registration Examination

NZDHREX - written examination
(per candidate fee, where there is less than a total of 5 candidates sitting the same examination)

$ 3,601.00

NZDHREX - written examination
(per candidate fee, where there is a total of 5 or more candidates sitting the same examination)

$ 2,955.50

NZDHREX - clinical examination

(per candidate fee, where there is less than a total of 5 candidates sitting the same examination)

$ 5,573.60

NZDHREX - clinical examination
(per candidate fee, where there is a total of 5 or more candidates sitting the same examination)

$ 4,979.85

The New Zealand Dental Therapy Registration Examination

NZDTREX - written examination
(per candidate fee, where there is less than a total of 5 candidates sitting the same examination)

$ 3,601.00

NZDTREX - written examination
(per candidate fee, where there is a total of 5 or more candidates sitting the same examination)

$ 2,955.50

NZDTREX - clinical examination

(per candidate fee, where there is less than a total of 5 candidates sitting the same examination)

$ 5,573.60

NZDTREX - clinical examination
(per candidate fee, where there is a total of 5 or more candidates sitting the same examination)

$ 4,979.85

The New Zealand Dental Technology Registration Examination

NZDTechREX - Combined Examination
(per candidate fee where there is less than a total of 5 candidates sitting the same examination)

 $ 4,452.24

NZDTechREX - Combined Examination
(per candidate fee where there is a total of 5 or more candidates sitting the same examination)

$ 3,752.51

The New Zealand Dental Specialist Registration Examinations

New Zealand Dental Specialist Registration Examination

$21,018.70

 Professional standards programme fees 1,2


Supervision  (12-month programme)

$ 6,895.72

Oversight  (12-month programme)

$ 4,474.65

Competence/Recertification Programme:  

Distance learning - per module $ 3,465.87
Clinical training - per practice area of training $ 5,931.52

1 Fee will be adjusted for any specific requirements of the individual programme, third party costings and Dental Council secretariat administrative overheads, at the time the programme is established.

2 Direct professional fees and travel expenses for supervisors, those providing oversight, tutor/course administrators etc and Dental Council secretariat administrative overheads are to be reimbursed by the practitioner on the individual programme. Expenses claimed are on an actual and reasonable basis in accordance with Council’s fees and expenditure policies. Course materials, venue costs and administration expenses such as postage and photocopying, will be charged based on actual costs. 

 Health programme fees 1,2


Drug and alcohol screening programme, set up and administration
Set-up and administration for the first 12 months $   980.06
Administration fee for each 12 month period thereafter $   490.03
Third party testing - fee per test $   140.76

1 Fee will be adjusted for any specific requirements of the individual programme and 3rd party costings at the time the programme is established.

2 Direct professional fees and travel expenses for supervisors, those providing oversight, tutor/course administrators etc. are to be reimbursed by the practitioner on the individual programme.  Expenses claimed are on an actual and reasonable basis in accordance with Council’s Fees and Expenditure policies. Course materials, venue costs and administration expenses such as postage and photocopying, will be charged based on actual costs. 

 Education fees


Application for “removal of exclusion” course approval by providers who do provide training as part of a primary Dental Council accredited qualification

$  2,037.27

Application for “removal of exclusion” course approval by providers who do not provide training as part of a primary Dental Council accredited qualification

$  4,414.17

 Other fees


Application for additional registration advice

$   535.45

Application for restoration to the Register

$   535.45

Supply of certificate of good standing

 $   107.08

Supply of replacement registration certificate or any other certificate

$   107.08 

Supply of electronic copy of Register

$   234.60 

If you want to know the equivalent value in other currencies, please refer to the Bank of New Zealand currency conversion webpage.

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