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 outcome of the the Medical Emergencies in Dental Practice Code of Practice

The Council considered the submissions on the follow-up draft Medical Emergencies in Dental Practice Code of Practice co...

Consultation on draft ADC/DC(NZ) Accreditation Standards

The Council has issued a consultation document on draft ADC/DC(NZ) Accreditation Standards for dental programmes in New ...

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...