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 a proposed Transmissible Major Viral Infections Code of Practice

The Dental Council established the Transmissible Major Viral Infections (TMVI) working group to assist in the review of ...

Registration application form for 2014 graduates available

The newly qualified graduate registration form is available for the 2014 graduates of a New Zealand prescribed qualifica...

Consultation on a proposed Oral Health Therapy Scope of Practice

The Dental Council established an Oral Health Therapist Working Group to inform its re-consideration of a proposed scope...