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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.

19 October 2021    Announced alert level changes and change to alert level...

The Prime Minister announced that:Northland will move to alert level 2 on 11:59pm Tuesday, 19 October 2021 Auckland...

15 October 2021    Ministry of Health requirements on mandatory vaccinatio...

We understand many practitioners have questions about the recent government direction and mandatory vaccination of ...

12 October 2021    COVID-19 mandatory vaccination

We are receiving several queries regarding mandatory vaccination. The government announced that it is extending man...

11 October 2021    COVID-19 alert levels and vaccination

COVID-19 alert levelsThe Prime Minister’s announced today:Auckland will remain at COVID-19 alert level 3. Waikato a...

8 October 2021    Consultation on proposed 2022/23 budget, fees and levie...

Consultation on proposed 2022/23 budget and fees, and policies on the allocation of costs for inquiries and compete...

7 October 2021    Reminder to complete your current CPD requirements by 3...

Practitioners are reminded that your current recertification programme will end on 31 December 2021. This means you...

5 October 2021    COVID-19 related updates

The changes announced by the Prime Minister on Monday 4 October do not impact the alert level 2 and 3 guidelines fo...

3 October 2021    COVID-19 alert level change for parts of Waikato

As per the Prime Minister’s announcement earlier today Raglan, Te Kauwhata, Huntly, Ngāruawāhia, and Hamilton City ...

27 September 2021    MOH message: Testing requirements for workforce of perm...

The Ministry of Health requested the Dental Council to issue the following message to oral health practitioners. Te...

23 September 2021    COVID-19 guideline updates

Practising under alert level 3There appears to be some uncertainty about the recent communication that under alert ...