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September 2020

21 September 2020

COVID-19 alert level announcement 21 September 2020

From 11:59pm on Wednesday 23 September, the Auckland region will be at COVID-19 alert level 2 (announced by the Prime Minister as a move down from level “2.5”). The rest of New Zealand will move to alert level 1 from 11:59pm on Monday 21 September. What does this mean for oral health practitioners? Effectively from Tuesday 22 September 2020, practitioners in areas outside the Auckland region will operate under COVID-19 alert level 1 guidelines[/assets/Uploads/COVID/Level1-guidelines-updated-new-case-definition-24Aug20mandQRcodes.pdf]. Practitioners in the Auckland region will continue to practise...

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August 2020

18 August 2020

Update on advertising practice standard, negative pressure rooms, WHO reference

The Council issued an update to practitioners and stakeholders on the following matters: 1. The Advertising practice standard has been updated *ACTION REQUIRED*: Please take this opportunity to read the updated Advertising practice standard and review your advertising material to ensure you comply. 2. Private dental practices that have a negative pressure room available and willing to use it to provide urgent dental treatment on COVID-19 patients *ACTION REQUIRED*: Please let us know if your private practice has a negative pressure room,...

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10 August 2020

Outcome from joint Australia and New Zealand accreditation standards consultation

The Dental Council New Zealand and Dental Board of Australia approved updates to the joint Australian Dental Council (ADC)/Dental Council (New Zealand) Accreditation standards for dental practitioner programs (the new standards). The new standards will come into effect on 1 January 2021 and are available for download here[/assets/Uploads/Accreditation-standards/ADC-DCNZ-Accreditation-standards-for-dental-practitioner-programs-FINAL-Jan2021.pdf]. Further details are available in the outcome letter[/assets/Uploads/Consultations/2020/Acceditation-standards/Accreditation-Standards-Review-Outcome-10Aug20.pdf]. A report[/assets/Uploads/Consultations/2020/Acceditation-standards/Report-of-the-consultion-on-proposed-changes-to-the-accreditation-standards-May-2020-FINAL.pdf] is also available detailing the consultation process and the feedback received. The submissions from New Zealand and Australia are also available.

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