Welcome

The Dental Council is a regulatory authority created by the Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act 2003. We ensure oral health practitioners meet and maintain our standards in order to protect the health and safety of the New Zealand public.

The oral health practitioners we regulate are dentists, dental specialists, dental therapists, dental hygienists, oral health therapists, clinical dental technicians, dental technicians, and orthodontic auxiliaries.

18 December 2022    Outcome from 2023/24 proposed budget and fees consultat...

After considering the workplan and proposed budget for the next two years and feedback received on the 2023/24 budg...

13 December 2022    Message from the Chair

Kia ora koutou,The end of 2022 is fast approaching, and it seems like things are getting back to normal finally! We...

13 December 2022    Te Hā – Māori Advisory Committee established

The Council has established a Māori Advisory Committee to provide independent advice to the Council and its operati...

13 December 2022    Professional Advisor Dexter Bambery retires

After 50 years as a dentist and 19 years working for the Council, we recently farewelled Dexter Bambery. Dexter was...

13 December 2022    Adult restorative programme approved for Aotearoa New Z...

Melbourne University applied to the Council to accredit its Graduate Certificate in Dental Therapy (Advanced Clinic...

13 December 2022    Haumarutanga ahurea | Cultural safety domain added to d...

The Council agreed to add the Haumarutanga ahurea | Cultural safety domain, as it appears in the competencies for o...

13 December 2022    Update on recertification programme

The Council’s new recertification programme has been in place for over a year now, with the first annual cycle of t...

13 December 2022    Registration of Aotearoa New Zealand 2022 graduates

It is the time of year when we welcome our new cohort of New Zealand graduates to the profession. Information on th...

13 December 2022    Overseas practitioners registering in Aotearoa New Zeal...

The health workforce pressures we are experiencing in Aotearoa New Zealand are reflective of pressures being experi...

13 December 2022    Upcoming medicine classification changes

Earlier this year, the Misuse of Drugs (Classification and Presumption of Supply) Order 2022 was passed. Forty-nine...