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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NZDREX - Examination pathway changes

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

Dental Council Newsletter - December 2014

The December 2014 edition contains a message from the Chair; an update on the proposed Standards Framework for Oral Heal...

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...