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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.

12 July 2021    Follow-up consultation outcome on proposed working rela...

The Dental Council issued a follow-up consultation on the proposed changes to the working relationship requirements...

6 July 2021    Practitioner update – registration of interest as COVID...

The Ministry of Health has asked us to share the following information with our registered oral health practitioner...

29 June 2021    Wellington joins the rest of NZ at alert level 1

Minister Chris Hipkins announced today that the Wellington region will join the rest of the country at alert level ...

27 June 2021    Wellington remains at COVID-19 alert level 2, with rest...

Minister Chris Hipkins announced today that Cabinet has extended the COVID-19 alert level 2 status for the greater ...

23 June 2021    Wellington moves to COVID-19 alert level 2, rest of NZ ...

Minister Chris Hipkins has announced that as a precautionary measure from 6pm Wednesday 23 June:The Wellington regi...

10 May 2021    Notice of new recertification programme

Notice of new recertification programmeOn 10 May 2021, the Dental Council notified all oral health practitioners th...

28 April 2021    COVID-19 vaccine and your professional responsibility

COVID-19 vaccine and your professional responsibility Vaccination is a crucial part of the New Zealand public healt...

20 April 2021    Update to COVID-19 alert level 1 guidelines

Update to COVID-19 alert level 1 guidelines The Council and the Ministry of Health have updated the patient risk as...

31 March 2021    Workforce analysis report for 2018/19

The Dental Council collects workforce data from all oral health practitioners during our annual practising renewal ...

31 March 2021    Practitioner article: Getting it right before things go...

Patient complaints and notifications of concerns about practitioners are not common. But they can be very stressful...