New graduate registration applications

We are now receiving applications for registration and annual practising certificates (APCs) for new graduates of oral health practitioner programmes.

Apply for an APC online

New graduates can now apply online for an annual practising certificate.

You can check an individual's practising status under Find a registered oral health practitioner on our website to check whether an APC has been granted.

Possible processing delays

Please note that our office will be closed from midday Tuesday 21 December 2021 until Monday 10 January 2022.

Due to processing times associated with new graduate applications, where complete and correct hard copy documents are not received before 17 December 2021, these applications are unlikely to be processed until the New Year.

You may wish to consider utilising a courier service to track your documents.

Voluntary bonding scheme

New graduate dentists and oral health therapists may be eligible to register for the 2022 intake of the Ministry of Health voluntary bonding scheme if they intend to work for eligible hard-to-staff providers/practices after completing undergraduate studies in 2021 or early 2022.

Successful candidates may be eligible for bond payments totalling $50,000 (after tax) paid over five years. Registration of interest is expected to open in February 2022.