Welcome

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, oral health therapists, clinical dental technicians, dental technicians, and orthodontic auxiliaries.

6 July 2022    Online services - scheduled maintenance

Our online services will be down for maintenance from Friday, 8 July 4pm (NZST) until Monday, 11 July.We apologise ...

1 July 2022    Vaccine mandate changes for some health and disability ...

The Ministry of Health advised of changes to the vaccine mandates for some health and disability sector workers.The...

28 June 2022    Individual assessment registration pathway now open

The registration pathway for individual assessment of overseas, non-prescribed qualifications and experience are no...

7 June 2022    We have moved offices

The Dental Council has moved into its new offices. Our new physical address is: Level 7, 22 The Terrace, Wellington...

16 May 2022    Changes to the vaccination order

The following changes to the vaccination order to come into effect 11.59pm, 15 May 2022:New exemption process for m...

16 May 2022    Update to patient screening questions for COVID-19

To provide clarity and align with the COVID-19 protection framework, the patient screening questions have been upda...

16 May 2022    TMVI practice standard replaced by new “Blood borne vir...

The Dental Council’s transmissible major viral infections (TMVI) practice standard has been reviewed and updated. T...

3 May 2022    Free flu vaccines available for health and disability w...

The following update is a message from the Ministry of Health. The Ministry is encouraging all health and disabilit...

14 April 2022    Minor updates to the COVID-19 supplementary standard

New Zealand moved to the Orange setting under the COVID-19 protection framework from 11:59pm, Wednesday 13 April 20...

23 March 2022    Protection framework changes announced 23 March 2022

On 23 March 2022 the Prime Minister announced changes to the COVID-19 Protection Framework.While a number of change...