Resources for the examination

You should note that these texts do not form the basis of the examination but are intended as a general guide only. In the case of the written examination, the papers are not set directly from these texts but if these texts (or similar) are understood, that knowledge will meet the examination standards.

Resources for preparing for the examination

The following resources are available for viewing during opening hours at the Auckland University of Technology (AUT) North Shore Campus Library.

If you are not located in Auckland, you can contact your local hospital about access to the dental books held in their medical library.

In addition, you can check if your local library can access books through interloan. You can find more information about interloan on the AUT website.

AUT website | Library

You can also contact the interloan team through email at or by phone on (09) 921 9999 ext 8662.

It is your responsibility to make any arrangements regarding the borrowing and return of books.

If you are located overseas and do not have access to these libraries, you may be able to find these resources online or at your local libraries.

North Shore Campus Library

AL Building
90 Akoranga Drive
North Shore City 6027

Tel: 09 921 9999 ext 7701

Opening Times:
Monday to Friday 8am - 10pm
Saturday & Sunday 10am - 6pm

Highly recommended reading

  • Albadri S. & Stevens C. L. (2021). Paediatric dentistry for the general dental practitioner. Springer.
  • Cameron A. C. & Widmer R. P. (2013). Handbook of pediatric dentistry (4th ed.). Mosby.
  • Dean, J. A., Jones, J. E., Vinson, L. A. W., Sanders, B. J., Yepes, J. F., Scully, A. C., & Jones, J. E. (James E. (2022). McDonald and Avery’s dentistry for the child and adolescent (J. A. (Jeffrey A. Dean, L. A. W. Vinson, B. J. Sanders, & J. F. Yepes, Eds.; Eleventh edition). Elsevier.
  • Fehrenbach M. J. & Herring S. W. (2017). Illustrated anatomy of the head and neck (5th ed.). Elsevier.
  • Jones & Bartlett Hilton T. J. Ferracane J. L. & Broome J. C. (2013). Summitt's fundamentals of operative dentistry: a contemporary approach (Fourth). Quintessence Publishing Co.
  • Ibsen O. A. C. & Peters S. M. (2023). Oral pathology for the dental hygienist: with general pathology introductions (8th ed.). Elsevier.
  • Learning LLC. Ritter, A. V., Boushell, L. W., & Walter, R. (2019). Sturdevant’s art and science of operative dentistry (7th ed.). Elsevier.
  • Malamed, S. F. (2012). Handbook of Local Anesthesia (6th ed.). Elsevier Health Sciences.
  • Torres C. R. G. (2020). Modern operative dentistry: principles for clinical practice. Springer.
  • Samaranayake L. P. (2018). Essential microbiology for dentistry (Fifth). Churchill Livingstone Elsevier.
  • Welbury R. Duggal M. S. & Hosey Marie Thérèse. (2018). Paediatric dentistry (Fifth). Oxford University Press.

Other resources

The dental therapy scope of practice

Scopes of practice competencies for dental therapists

Standards Framework for Oral Health Practitioners