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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.

2020-10-21 New Zealand accreditation committee established

The Dental Council has formed a new sub-committee that will make recommendations on accreditation matters for oral ...

2020-10-21 Orthodontic auxiliaries and dental assistants – staying...

This update is an important reminder of the supervision requirements for orthodontic auxiliaries and dental assista...

2020-10-05 Auckland to move to alert level 1

The Prime Minister announced today that from 11:59pm on Wednesday 7 October, the Auckland region will move to COVID...

2020-09-29 Extended waiver for prescribing to 23 December 2020

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

2020-09-21 COVID-19 alert level announcement

From 11:59pm on Wednesday 23 September, the Auckland region will be at COVID-19 alert level 2 (announced by the Pri...

2020-09-14 New Zealand COVID-19 alert level 2 announcement for Auc...

The Prime Minister has announced that Auckland will remain at the same COVID-19 alert level (2.5) until further not...

2020-09-04 New Zealand COVID-19 alert level 2 announced for Auckla...

The Prime Minister announced this afternoon that the current alert level 2 settings (and “2.5” for Auckland) will b...

2020-08-30 New Zealand COVID-19 alert level 2 announced for Auckla...

The announcement made from the Prime Minister earlier this afternoon is that:From 11:59pm on Sunday 30 August, Auck...

2020-08-24 Prime Minister announces COVID-19 alert levels

At 3pm today the Prime Minister has announced that Auckland will remain in COVID-19 alert level 3 until 11:59pm Sun...

2020-08-18 Update on advertising practice standard, negative press...

The Council issued an update to practitioners and stakeholders on the following matters: 1. The Advertising practic...