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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Office relocation

The Dental Council has relocated its office to Level 5, 80 The Terrace, Wellington.  All other contact details remain un...

Consultation on the APC fee and disciplinary levy for dentists and dental specialists effective from 1 October 2015

In December 2014 Council consulted on the 2015/16 budget and in February 2015 approved the 2015/16 Council and professio...

Follow-up consultation on the Standards Framework for Oral Health Practitioners

Council is consulting on a revised version of the Standards framework for oral health practitioners, following considera...