Consultation on proposed addition of Haumarutanga ahurea/Cultural safety domain to dental specialist competencies for New Zealand

The Council is proposing that the Haumarutanga ahurea/Cultural safety domain and competencies, as they appear in the current competencies for all other oral health professions, be included in all the dental specialist competencies, effective 1 January 2024.

Details on the consultation and proposed draft changes to the dental specialist competencies are available here

Your submissions must reach us by 6 October 2022.

You can submit your responses via email to