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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APC renewal 2014/15 – Dentists and Dental Specialists

All dentists and dental specialists annual practising certificates expire on 30 September 2014. The annual practising ce...

Consultation on a proposed Standards Framework for Oral Health Practitioners

The Council has developed a proposed Standards Framework for Oral Health Practitioners. The Standards Framework sets out...

New website launch

Welcome to the new Dental Council website.  We hope you find the new website easy to use and feel free to give us your f...