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May 2018


3 May 2018

Orthodontic treatment - patient resources

The Dental Council established an orthodontic working group to ensure orthodontic patients in New Zealand receive safe and appropriate treatment. The working group report[assets/Uploads/Publications/Reports-and-discussion-papers/20161122-Orthodontic-working-group-report.pdf] of October 2016 found no evidence of widespread harm or risk to patients, but recommended one way to improve the delivery of orthodontic services would be to provide patient focussed information.  If you are considering orthodontic treatment these resources have been developed to help you understand your options. Have a read through and discuss this information with your dentist or orthodontist. Brochure for younger patients Animation for younger patients[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f4SwP4u5JQQ&feature=em-share_video_user] Brochure for...

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April 2018


11 April 2018

Informed consent - consultation outcome and new practice standard

As a result of consultation with our stakeholders, the informed consent practice standard has been updated. Thank you to those who took the time to share their concerns and expertise during the consultation period between November 2017 and February 2018. The updated informed consent practice standard will come into effect on *14 May 2018*, replacing the two existing informed consent practice standards. Please familiarise yourself with the updated document before the implementation date. The outcome letter and final informed consent practice standard can be accessed here[resources-and-publications/publications/closed-consultations/]. If you have any further comments or questions about...

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February 2018


19 February 2018

Recertification consultation phase one summary reports

Between June and September 2017 we engaged in the first phase of consultation with the sector about our review of recertification. We want to thank everyone who participated in the first phase of consultation.  We have prepared a summary[http://www.dcnz.org.nz/assets/Uploads/Consultations/2017/Recertification-consultation/FINAL-summary-report-phase-one-consultation.pdf] and executive summary[http://www.dcnz.org.nz/assets/Uploads/Consultations/2017/Recertification-consultation/FINAL-Executive-summary-for-report-phase-one-consultation.pdf] of the main themes and sub-themes from the written submissions and discussions that took place during the forums and webinars. We are currently developing options for a new/revised recertification framework and will be seeking your feedback on these in the coming months. We will keep you updated on the process and timeframes and...

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