The Dental Council is a regulatory authority created by the Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act 2003. We ensure oral health practitioners meet and maintain our standards in order to protect the health and safety of the New Zealand public.

The oral health practitioners we regulate are dentists, dental specialists, dental therapists, dental hygienists, clinical dental technicians, dental technicians, and orthodontic auxiliaries.

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Consultation on the 2016/17 Draft Budgets, Annual Practising Certificate Fees, Disciplinary Levies and Other Fees effective from 1 April 2016

The Council is now consulting on the draft 2016/17 Council and profession budgets, and the resultant annual practising c...

Dental Council newsletter - December 2015

The December 2015 edition contains a message from the Chair and Chief Executive; the Council's Strategic framework and p...

Proposed entry level competencies for dental specialties consultation

The Dental Council New Zealand in partnership with the Dental Board of Australia is releasing a public consultation pape...