Prescribed qualifications for dental technicians

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

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

New Zealand

  • Bachelor of Dental Technology, University of Otago
  • Bachelor of Dental Technology with Honours, University of Otago
  • Diploma in Dental Technology, issued by a New Zealand educational institution, and commenced prior to 18 September 2004.


  • An approved overseas dental technology qualification and a pass in the New Zealand Dental Technicians Registration Examination.