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.

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...

16 May 2022    Update to patient screening questions for COVID-19

To provide clarity and align with the COVID-19 protection framework, the patient screening questions have been upda...

16 May 2022    TMVI practice standard replaced by new “Blood borne vir...

The Dental Council’s transmissible major viral infections (TMVI) practice standard has been reviewed and updated. T...

3 May 2022    Free flu vaccines available for health and disability w...

The following update is a message from the Ministry of Health. The Ministry is encouraging all health and disabilit...

14 April 2022    Minor updates to the COVID-19 supplementary standard

New Zealand moved to the Orange setting under the COVID-19 protection framework from 11:59pm, Wednesday 13 April 20...

23 March 2022    Protection framework changes announced 23 March 2022

On 23 March 2022 the Prime Minister announced changes to the COVID-19 Protection Framework.While a number of change...

16 March 2022    COVID-19 – applying for a temporary medical exemption f...

The Ministry of Health has introduced some changes to the temporary medical exemption application process for peopl...

16 March 2022    31 March 2022 deadline

APC renewalsRenewal of annual practising certificates for the following practitioners are due by 31 March 2022:oral...