Apply to have an exclusion removed from your scope of practice
If your oral health therapy qualification was obtained at Auckland University of Technology before and including 2010, you could have an exclusion on your oral health therapy scope of practice to show that you are not registered to practise in the area of orthodontic procedures.
In addition, the oral health therapy scope of practice was expanded on 1 November 2019 to include providing restorative activities on patients over the age of 18, subject to completing the necessary training. If your qualification did not include training in this area, you will have an exclusion placed on your scope of practice.
To remove an exclusion from your oral health therapy scope of practice, you need to complete a Council accredited Adult restorative programme. Once you have successfully completed the programme, you can apply to have the exclusion removed, and you must do so before you can legally perform the tasks permitted by the exclusion.
Some overseas qualifications include training in this exclusion. If you can provide satisfactory evidence to us that you have received appropriate training and instruction, you can apply to have the exclusion removed from your scope of practice.
Similarly, you can have any overseas course of study and instruction you have completed assessed against a Council accredited Adult restorative programme to determine whether it is an acceptable basis for removing an exclusion from your scope of practice.
When you are ready, you can use our online services to remove an exclusion from your scope of practice. You will need to complete and submit the removal of an exclusion form, provide the associated documents and pay the correct fee.