2017-18 APC and retention forms

The annual practising certificates (APCs) for dental therapists, dental hygienists, orthodontic auxiliaries, dental technicians and clinical dental technicians expired on 31 March 2017

If you have not yet advised the Council of your practising intentions for 2017/18, please download one of the forms above and send it through as soon as possible.

If you are paying by credit card, you can email your form to inquiries@dcnz.org.nz or fax it to +64 4 499 1668.

Additional processing APC fee 

  • Remember that an additional processing APC fee of $45.00 (GST inclusive) will be charged if you are renewing your APC and we did not receive your completed and correct form, and payment, by 31 March 2017.   

Legal responsibility

  • The Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act 2003 requires every health practitioner practising in New Zealand to hold a current annual practising certificate. 
  • If you do not have a current APC on 1 April 2017, you must cease practise until you have a valid APC.
  • The public Register on the Dental Council website is updated on working days - you can check your APC status online here.

If you have any questions or need help, please contact us on (04) 499 4820, or email inquiries@dcnz.org.nz.