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.

16 November 2022    Annual report 2021/22

The Dental Council’s Annual Report on its operations and audited financial statements for the financial year ending...

12 October 2022    Consultation on proposed 2023/24 budget and fees

The Dental Council is seeking feedback from practitioners and stakeholders on its draft 2023/24 budget, proposed AP...

14 September 2022    Mask requirements in health service premises

We have received several queries regarding the recent government announcement, especially in relation to masks.Base...

12 September 2022    COVID-19 updates announced

The Prime Minister announced this afternoon that:The COVID-19 Protection Framework ends at 11.59pm tonight, Monday ...

7 September 2022    Consultation on proposed addition of Haumarutanga ahure...

The Council is proposing that the Haumarutanga ahurea/Cultural safety domain and competencies, as they appear in th...

29 July 2022    Upcoming professional peer confirmation for new recerti...

The Dental Council’s new recertification programme for dentists and dental specialists registered with the Council ...

1 July 2022    Vaccine mandate changes for some health and disability ...

The Ministry of Health advised of changes to the vaccine mandates for some health and disability sector workers.The...

28 June 2022    Individual assessment registration pathway now open

The registration pathway for individual assessment of overseas, non-prescribed qualifications and experience are no...

7 June 2022    We have moved offices

The Dental Council has moved into its new offices. Our new physical address is: Level 7, 22 The Terrace, Wellington...

16 May 2022    Changes to the vaccination order

The following changes to the vaccination order to come into effect 11.59pm, 15 May 2022:New exemption process for m...