Registering with a prescribed qualification

Registering as a dental technician with a prescribed qualification

New graduates from the University of Otago

New graduates who obtained their qualification from the University of Otago can be registered with the Dental Council after graduation day.  A shortened registration pathway is available to these new graduates for the 4 months immediately after graduation. 

The newly qualified graduate registration form is available on the website during the open application period (November - March). 

New Zealand prescribed qualification holders 

If you do not register within 4 months after graduation and want to apply later, you will need to send us the application form for registration in New Zealand for holders of New Zealand qualifications.

If you apply 12 months after graduation, your application will be considered on its merits by the Council at its next meeting.  You will also be required to submit with your registration application:

  • details of activities you have undertaken to update and enhance professional skills, including details of whether you have taken part in continuing professional development
  • a detailed history of employment, including places and dates of employment, responsibilities, and working hours per week
  • details of any practice in an equivalent scope of practice overseas (if applicable).


Registration fees for those who hold a prescribed qualification are listed here.