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.

1 March 2021    Upcoming annual practising renewal

The APC renewal for dental hygienists, dental therapists, oral health therapists, orthodontic auxiliaries, dental t...

1 March 2021    Treating patients who work at the New Zealand border or...

As the COVID-19 global pandemic continues, New Zealanders continue to rely heavily on healthcare and other workers ...

27 February 2021    Auckland moves to COVID-19 alert level 3, rest of NZ to...

Following further spread in Auckland and breaches of isolation rules, the Prime Minister has announced an urgent mo...

26 February 2021    Consultation outcome on the 2021/22 budget, fees and le...

The Council recently consulted with practitioners and stakeholders on the 2021/22 budget, fees and levies.Outcomes ...

22 February 2021    Auckland moves to COVID-19 alert level 1 from 11.59pm M...

Auckland moves to COVID-19 alert level 1, from 11.59pm Monday 22 February 2021On 22 February 2021, the Prime Minist...

17 February 2021    Auckland moves to COVID-19 alert level 2, rest of NZ to...

Auckland moves to COVID-19 alert level 2, rest of NZ to level 1On 17 February 2021, the Prime Minister announced th...

14 February 2021    Auckland moves to COVID-19 alert level 3, rest of NZ to...

Auckland moves to COVID-19 alert level 3, rest of NZ to level 2, for three daysThe Prime Minister has announced tha...

14 January 2021    Person ID number changes for some practitioners

In December 2018, the Dental Council updated its IT system and changed the primary oral health practitioner identif...

22 December 2020    Change to mouthwash requirements in COVID-19 guidelines

Our clinical advisory group continues to monitor COVID-19 developments locally and internationally. To date, there ...

22 December 2020    Waiver for prescribing extended to 22 March 2021

In April this year the Ministry of Health introduced new rules to make it easier for you to provide electronic pres...