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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.

20 September 2021    COVID-19 alert level changes

The government has announced at 11:59pm on Tuesday, 21 September 2021:Auckland will move to Alert Level 3 for at le...

17 September 2021    COVID-19 update

Tēnā koutou i runga i ngā ahuatanga o te wā (greetings to you all at this time)The re-emergence of COVID-19 creates...

13 September 2021    COVID-19 alert levels unchanged

The Prime Minister has announced that the alert levels will remain unchanged:Auckland will remain at alert level 4,...

7 September 2021    Update to COVID-19 alert level changes and updated guid...

The government has announced Auckland will remain at Alert Level 4 — the rest of NZ will move to Alert Level 2 at 1...

30 August 2021    Ongoing COVID-19 alert levels

The Prime Minister has announced that:Auckland will remain at COVID-19 alert level 4 for a further two weeks, with ...

27 August 2021    COVID-19 changes to Alert levels and level 4 guidelines

On 27 August 2021, further changes were made to the COVID-19 Alert levels that apply throughout New Zealand.New Zea...

25 August 2021    COVID-19 information for the public during alert level ...

COVID-19 information for the public during alert level 4 lockdownUnder COVID-19 alert level 4, dental services are ...

23 August 2021    New Zealand remains at COVID-19 alert level 4, and guid...

COVID-19 alert level 4 remains in placeThe Prime Minister has announced that:Auckland will remain at COVID-19 alert...

20 August 2021    New Zealand remains at alert level 4

The Prime Minister has announced that New Zealand will remain at COVID-19 alert level 4 until 11:59pm on Tuesday 24...

18 August 2021    Restored link to MOH guidance on fit testing of N95 mas...

The broken link to the Ministry of Health guidance on fit testing of N95 masks in the COVID-19 alert level 4 guidel...