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 dental technology scope of practice.

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, plus a pass in the New Zealand Dental Technicians Registration Examination.