Information about the establishment of the orthodontic working group was published in our December 2015 newsletter.
Information about the establishment of the orthodontic working group was published in our December 2015 newsletter. The working group is required to submit a report to Council with its recommendations on a way forward regarding orthodontic treatment provided by general dentists.
The orthodontic working group held its first meeting on 20 February 2016. The members brought a diverse range of perspectives and experience to the group’s discussion and consideration of matters within its terms of reference.
The working group has identified additional stakeholders to be invited to comment on identified issues for the purpose of gathering further information and to inform subsequent discussion.
At this stage, the following stakeholders have been invited to make written submissions by 23 May 2016, and to participate in face-to-face discussions with the working group on 13 June 2016:
New Zealand Association of Orthodontists
New Zealand Dentists Orthodontic Society
New Zealand Dental Association
New Zealand Dental and Oral Health Therapists Association
Te Aō Marama
University of Otago staff involved in orthodontic training
Accident Compensation Corporation
Health and Disability Commissioner.
Other groups could be invited to comment on further developed positions.