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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.

24 November 2021    Consultation on the proposed supplementary risk managem...

Since early 2020, IPC measures for delivery of oral health services have been significantly strengthened to meet th...

11 November 2021    Ministry of Health update on vaccination

BoostersOn Monday 8 November, Medsafe approved a booster dose of the Pfizer Comirnaty vaccine for people aged 18 ye...

8 November 2021    Outcome from consultation on updating professional comp...

The Council issued a consultation on proposed updates to the professional competencies and changes to related scope...

8 November 2021    New recertification programme for oral health therapist...

The new recertification programme starts from 1 April 2022 for oral health therapists, dental hygienists, dental th...

3 November 2021    Upper Northland moves to alert level 3, MIQ places avai...

Upper Northland moved up to the standard alert level 3  (full restrictions apply) from 11:59pm on Tuesday, 2 Novemb...

2 November 2021    Waikato moves to alert level 3, step 2

The Prime Minister announced that parts of Waikato will move to alert level 3, step 2 from 11:59pm on Tuesday, 2 No...

28 October 2021    New link to MOH mandatory vaccination guidelines

The Ministry of Health guidelines on mandatory vaccination for health and disability workers has been updated. The ...

26 October 2021    Mandatory vaccination order and guidelines published

Mandatory vaccination order and guidelines publishedThe vaccination order for the health and disability sector has ...

20 October 2021    New graduate registration applications

We are now receiving applications for registration and annual practising certificates (APCs) for new graduates of o...

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...