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May 2017

3 May 2017

Consultation on Professional Boundaries Practice Standard

The Council has reviewed its Sexual boundaries in the dentist-patient relationship practice standard, and developed an updated draft practice standard—Professional boundaries. This is intended to replace the existing sexual boundaries practice standard.  The consultation document can be found here[sitetree_link,id=253]. Submissions are due by *5pm, 28 June 2017.*    

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3 May 2017

New building lease secured

Most of you will be aware that the Dental Council staff vacated our premises on the Terrace in February due to the need for urgent remedial earthquake strengthening work. Since then, our staff have been working remotely while we have looked for alternative premises. This has taken some time as there are a number of buildings in Wellington that have temporarily or permanently closed for the same reason. We are pleased to confirm that we have, as of 1 May, moved into level 11 of Kordia House at...

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April 2017

6 April 2017

Oral health therapy update

The Dental Council has applied to the Ministry of Health to designate oral health therapy as a new profession. Our application is now available on our website here.  The new scope of practice will come into effect on 1 November 2017. We provided an update on our implementation plan in our latest newsletter. You can view the consultation material on this topic, including the outcome letter which sets out our implementation plan, here.

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