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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Annual Practising Certificates 2015/16 for dental hygienists, dental therapists, dental technicians, clinical dental technicians and orthodontic auxiliaries

The Annual Practising Certificates (APC’s) for Dental Hygienists, Dental Therapists, Dental Technicians, Clinical Dental...

NZDREX - Examination pathway changes

The Council has decided to outsource its New Zealand Dentist Registration Examination (NZDREX) assessments to the Nation...

Outcome on the proposed Standards Framework for Oral Health Practitioners consultation

The Dental Council has considered all the submission comments received on its proposed Standards Framework for Oral Heal...