Prescribed qualifications for clinical dental technicians

Prescribed qualifications are the qualifications prescribed for a scope of practice under the Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act 2003.

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Prescribed qualifications for registration as a clinical dental technician in the clinical dental technology scope of practice

The Dental Council has prescribed the following qualifications for the scope of practice for clinical dental technology.

New Zealand

  • Registration in the dental technology scope of practice and a Postgraduate Diploma in Clinical Dental Technology University of Otago.

 Prescribed qualifications for registration in the scope of practice for implant overdentures in the clinical dental technology scope of practice


  • Until 1 July 2017 - registration as a Clinical Dental Technician plus evidence of appropriate training, completion or commencement of at least 8 documented cases and a competency attestation from an appropriately qualified dentist or dental specialist
  • A Dental Council approved implant overdenture course or a pass in the Dental Council implant overdenture registration examination.