Fees

The Dental Council is committed to operating in a cost effective manner. All fees and disciplinary levies are calculated on a full cost recovery basis. The Council receives no government funding.

All fees are expressed in $NZ and include GST of 15%

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Setting of fees


All fees and disciplinary levies are set by the Dental Council under sections 130 and 131 of the Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act 2003 (the Act).

The Council abides by the Office of the Auditor-General’s good practice guidelines, “Charging fees for public sector goods and services”, as well as Treasury guidelines, when setting fees and levies. 

All fees are set under the principles of full cost recovery and "user pays" to ensure no cross subsidisation occurs.

Please note that the total amount payable shown may vary by up to .05 cents due to rounding of GST inclusive totals.

 APC fees and disciplinary levies


APC fees provide the bulk of funding for Council’s day to day operations. These include the secretariat, member fees and expenses, strategic projects, competence cases, practice audits, and capital expenses such as IT equipment.

The disciplinary levy is set annually for each profession to provide funding for current disciplinary cases and for the costs of future disciplinary cases as they arise.  These include the costs of professional conduct committees and proceedings of the Health Practitioners Disciplinary Tribunal.  Council can impose a special disciplinary levy at any time, to recover extraordinary discipline costs outside of the budgeted provisions.  


Dentists and dental specialists (1 Oct 2019-30 Sept 2020)

The APC fee and disciplinary levy for the period 1 October 2019 - 30 September 2020:

 

 Excl GST

 Incl GST

Annual practising certificate fee (1 October 2019 to 30 September 2020)

 $ 874.43

 $ 1,005.59

Disciplinary levy

 $ 146.73

 $ 168.74

Total payable for dentists and dental specialists

 $ 1,021.16

 $ 1,174.33

Note: If you held an APC for the 2018/19 practising year, but did not renew it by 30 September 2019, an additional processing fee of $40.71 excl GST/$46.82 incl GST will be added to the APC fee.

Applicants who apply for an APC within four months of the end of the annual recertification cycle ending on 30 September 2020:

 

  Excl GST

 Incl GST

Annual practising certificate fee (1 June 2019 to 30 September 2019)

 $ 291.48

 $ 335.20

Disciplinary levy

  $ 48.91

 $ 56.25

Total payable for dentists and dental specialists (4 month fee)

 $ 340.39

 $ 391.45

Note : If you held an APC for the 2018/19 practising year, but did not renew it by 30 September 2019, an additional processing fee of $40.71 excl GST/$46.82 incl GST will be added to the APC fee.

Dental hygienists and orthodontic auxiliaries (1 Apr 2019-31 Mar 2020)

The APC fee and disciplinary levy for the period 1 April 2019 - 31 March 2020:

 

 Excl GST

 Incl GST

Annual practising certificate fee (1 April 2019 to 31 March 2020)

 $ 736.77

 $ 847.29

Disciplinary levy

 $ 1.11

 $ 1.28

Total payable for dental hygienists and orthodontic auxiliaries

 $ 737.88

 $ 848.57

Note: If you held an APC for the 2018/19 practising year, but did not renew it by 31 March 2019, an additional processing fee of $40.71 excl GST/$46.82 incl GST will be added to the APC fee.

Applicants who apply for an APC within four months of the end of the annual recertification cycle ending on 31 March 2020:

 

 Excl GST

 Incl GST

Annual practising certificate fee (1 December 2019 to 31 March 2020)

 $ 245.59

 $ 282.43

Disciplinary levy

 $ 0.37

 $ 0.43

Total payable for dental hygienists and orthodontic auxiliaries (4 month fee)

 $ 245.96

 $ 282.86

Note: If you held an APC for the 2018/19 practising year, but did not renew it by 31 March 2019, an additional processing fee of $40.71 excl GST/$46.82 incl GST will be added to the APC fee.

Dental therapists (1 Apr 2019-31 Mar 2020)

The APC fee and disciplinary levy for the period 1 April 2019 - 31 March 2020: 

 

 Excl GST

 Incl GST

Annual practising certificate fee (1 April 2019 to 31 March 2020)

 $ 842.44

 $ 968.81

Disciplinary levy (refund)

 ($ 46.46)

 ($ 53.43)

Total payable for dental therapists

 $ 795.98

 $ 915.38

Notes:

1. If you held an APC for the 2018/19 practising year, but did not renew it by 31 March 2019, an additional processing fee of $40.71 excl GST/$46.82 incl GST will be added to the APC fee.

2. You are only eligible for the disciplinary levy refund if you held an APC for the 2018/19 practising year. If not, the total payable for your APC is $968.81.

Applicants who apply for an APC within four months of the end of the annual recertification cycle ending on 31 March 2020:

 

 Excl GST

 Incl GST

Annual practising certificate fee (1 December 2019 to 31 March 2020)

 $ 280.81

 $ 322.93

Disciplinary levy (refund)

 ($ 15.49)

 ($ 17.81)

Total payable for dental therapists (4 month fee)

 $ 265.32

 $ 305.12

Notes:

1. If you held an APC for the 2018/19 practising year, but did not renew it by 31 March 2019, an additional processing fee of $40.71 excl GST/$46.82 incl GST will be added to the APC fee.

2. You are only eligible for the disciplinary levy refund if you held an APC for the 2018/19 practising year. If not, the total payable for your APC is $322.93.

Oral health therapists (1 Apr 2019-31 Mar 2020)

The APC fee and disciplinary levy for the period 1 April 2019 - 31 March 2020:

 

 Excl GST

 Incl GST

Annual practising certificate fee (1 April 2019 to 31 March 2020)

 $ 752.09

 $ 864.91

Disciplinary levy (refund)

($ 101.26)

 ($ 116.45)

Total payable for oral health therapists

 $ 650.83

 $ 748.46

Notes:

1. If you held an APC for the 2018/19 practising year, but did not renew it by 31 March 2019, an additional processing fee of $40.71 excl GST/$46.82 incl GST will be added to the APC fee.

2. You are only eligible for the disciplinary levy refund if you held an APC for the 2018/19 practising year. If not, the total payable for your APC is $864.91.

Applicants who apply for an APC within four months of the end of the annual recertification cycle ending on 31 March 2020:

 

 Excl GST

  Incl GST

Annual practising certificate fee (1 December 2019 to 31 March 2020)

 $ 250.70

 $ 288.31

Disciplinary levy (refund)

 ($ 33.75)

 ($ 38.81)

Total payable for oral health therapists (4 month fee)

 $ 216.95

 $ 249.50

Notes:

1. If you held an APC for the 2018/19 practising year, but did not renew it by 31 March 2019, an additional processing fee of $40.71 excl GST/$46.82 incl GST will be added to the APC fee.

2. You are only eligible for the disciplinary levy refund if you held an APC for the 2018/19 practising year. If not, the total payable for your APC is $288.31.

Dental technicians (1 Apr 2019-31 Mar 2020)

The APC fee and disciplinary levy for the period 1 April 2019 - 31 March 2020:

 

 Excl GST

 Incl GST

Annual practising certificate fee (1 April 2019 to 31 March 2020)

 $ 654.98

 $753.23

Disciplinary levy 

 $ 73.95

 $ 85.04

Total payable for dental technicians

 $ 728.93

 $ 838.27

Note: If you held an APC for the 2018/19 practising year, but did not renew it by 31 March 2019, an additional processing fee of $40.71 excl GST/$46.82 incl GST will be added to the APC fee.

Applicants who apply for an APC within four months of the end of the annual recertification cycle ending on 31 March 2020:

 

 Excl GST

 Incl GST

Annual practising certificate fee (1 December 2019 - 31 March 2020)

 $ 218.33

 $ 251.08

Disciplinary levy

 $ 24.65

 $ 28.35

Total payable for dental technicians (4 month fee)

 $ 242.98

 $ 279.43

Note: If you held an APC for the 2018/19 practising year, but did not renew it by 31 March 2019, an additional processing fee of $40.71 excl GST/$46.82 incl GST will be added to the APC fee.

Clinical dental technicians (1 Apr 2019-31 Mar 2020)

The APC fee and disciplinary levy for the period 1 April 2019 - 31 March 2020:

 

 Excl GST

 Incl GST

Annual practising certificate fee (1 April 2019 to 31 March 2020)

 $ 654.98

 $753.24

Disciplinary levy 

 $ 73.95

 $ 85.06

Total payable for clinical dental technicians 

 $ 728.93

 $ 838.30

Note: If you held an APC for the 2018/19 practising year, but did not renew it by 31 March 2019, an additional processing fee of $40.71 excl GST/$46.82 incl GST will be added to the APC fee.

Applicants who apply for an APC within four months of the end of the annual recertification cycle ending on 31 March 2020:

 

 Excl GST

 Incl GST

Annual practising certificate fee (1 December 2019 - 31 March 2020)

 $ 218.33

 $ 251.08

Disciplinary levy

 $ 24.65

 $ 28.35

Total payable for clinical dental technicians (4 month fee)

 $ 242.98

 $ 279.43

Note: If you held an APC for the 2018/19 practising year, but did not renew it by 31 March 2019, an additional processing fee of $40.71 excl GST/$46.82 incl GST will be added to the APC fee.

 

Change of practising status fees



Retention fee 

 

 Excl GST

 Incl GST

Retention fee for non-practising dentist and dental specialist registrants (for period 1 October 2019 to 30 September 2020)

 $ 114.61

 $ 131.80

Retention fee for non-practising dental hygiene, dental therapy, oral health therapy, dental technology, clinical dental technology, orthodontic auxiliary registrants (for period 1 April 2019 to 31 March 2020)

 $ 114.61

 $ 131.80

Change of status from non-practising to practising 

 

  Excl GST

 Incl GST

Application fee to transfer from non-practising to practising status, where application is subject to Council's recency of practice policy   

 $ 290.65

 $ 334.25

Registration fees



New Zealand qualified or New Zealand Dental Registration Examination applicant 

 

 Excl GST

 Incl GST

Application for registration fee for New Zealand qualified, NZDREX qualified, NZDSREX qualified, NZDHREX qualified, NZDTREX qualified, NZDTechREX qualified

 $ 484.42

 $ 557.08

Trans-Tasman Mutual Recognition applicant


Dentists and dental specialists 

 

 Excl GST

 Incl GST

Application for registration fee

 $ 484.42

 $ 557.08

Annual practising certificate fee  (1 October 2019 - 30 September 2020) (payable when registration is deemed)

 $ 874.43

 $ 1,005.59

Disciplinary levy (payable when registration is deemed)

 $ 146.73

 $ 168.74

Total payable for dentists and dental specialists

 $ 1,505.58

 $ 1,731.41

TTMR registration applicants not previously registered in New Zealand who apply for a practising certificate within four months of the end of the annual recertification cycle, ending on 30 September 2020:

 

 Excl GST

 Incl GST

Application for registration fee

 $ 484.42

 $ 557.08

Annual practising certificate fee  (1 December 2019 - 31 March 2020) (payable when registration is deemed)

 $ 291.48

 $ 335.20

Disciplinary levy (payable when registration is deemed)

 $ 48.91

 $ 56.25

 Total payable for dentists and dental specialists

 $ 824.81

 $ 948.53

Dental hygienists and orthodontic auxiliaries 

 

 Excl GST

 Incl GST

Application for registration fee

 $ 484.42

 $ 557.08

Annual practising certificate fee (1 April 2019 - 31 March 2020) (payable when registration is deemed)

 $ 736.77

 $ 847.29

Disciplinary levy (payable when registration is deemed)

 $ 1.11

 $ 1.28

 Total payable for dental hygienists and orthodontic auxiliaries

 $ 1,222.30

 $ 1,405.65

TTMR registration applicants not previously registered in New Zealand who apply for a practising certificate within four months of the end of the annual recertification cycle, ending on 31 March 2020:

 

 Excl GST

 Incl GST

Application for registration fee

 $ 484.42

 $ 557.08

Annual practising certificate fee  (1 December 2019 - 31 March 2020) (payable when registration is deemed)

 $ 245.59

 $ 282.43

Disciplinary levy (payable when registration is deemed)

 $ 0.37

 $ 0.43

 Total payable for dental hygienists and orthodontic auxiliaries

 $ 730.38

 $ 839.94

Dental therapists 

TTMR applicant fees and disciplinary levy for the period 1 April 2019 - 31 March 2020

 

 Excl GST

 Incl GST

Application for registration fee

 $ 484.42

 $ 557.08

Annual practising certificate fee  (1 April 2019 - 31 March 2020) (payable when registration is deemed)

 $ 842.44

 $ 968.81

Disciplinary levy (refund payable when registration is deemed)

 ($ 46.46)

 ($ 53.43)

 Total payable for dental therapists

 $ 1,280.40

 $ 1,472.46

TTMR registration applicants not previously registered in New Zealand who apply for a practising certificate within four months of the end of the annual recertification cycle, ending on 31 March 2020:

 

 Excl GST

 Incl GST

Application for registration fee

 $ 484.42

 $ 557.08

Annual practising certificate fee  (1 December 2019 - 31 March 2020) (payable when registration is deemed)

 $ 280.81

 $ 322.94

Disciplinary levy (refund payable when registration is deemed)

 ($ 15.49)

 ($ 17.81)

 Total payable for dental therapists

 $ 749.74

 $ 862.21

Oral health therapists 

TTMR applicant fees and disciplinary levy for the period 1 April 2019 - 31 March 2020

 

 Excl GST

 Incl GST

Application for registration fee

 $ 484.42

 $ 557.08

Annual practising certificate fee  (1 April 2019 - 31 March 2020) (payable when registration is deemed)

 $ 752.09

 $ 864.90

Disciplinary levy (refund payable when registration is deemed)

 ($ 101.26)

 ($ 116.45)

 Total payable for oral health therapists

 $ 1,135.25

 $ 1,305.53

TTMR registration applicants not previously registered in New Zealand who apply for a practising certificate within four months of the end of the annual recertification cycle, ending on 31 March 2020:

 

 Excl GST

 Incl GST

Application for registration fee

 $ 484.42

 $ 557.08

Annual practising certificate fee  (1 December 2019 - 31 March 2020) (payable when registration is deemed)

 $ 250.70

 $ 288.31

Disciplinary levy (refund payable when registration is deemed)

 ($ 33.75)

 ($ 38.81)

Total payable for oral health therapists

 $ 701.37

 $ 806.58

Clinical dental technicians 

TTMR applicant fees and disciplinary levy for the period 1 April 2019 - 31 March 2020

 

 Excl GST

 Incl GST

Application for registration fee

 $ 484.42

 $ 557.08

Annual practising certificate fee  (1 April 2019 - 31 March 2020) (payable when registration is deemed)

 $ 654.98

 $ 753.23

Disciplinary levy (payable when registration is deemed)

 $ 73.95

 $ 85.04

Total payable for clinical dental technicians

 $ 1,213.35

 $ 1,395.35

TTMR registration applicants not previously registered in New Zealand who apply for a practising certificate within four months of the end of the annual recertification cycle, ending on 31 March 2020:

 

 Excl GST

 Incl GST

Application for registration fee

 $ 484.42

 $ 557.08

Annual practising certificate fee  (1 December 2019 - 31 March 2020) (payable when registration is deemed)

 $ 218.33

 $ 251.08

Disciplinary levy (refund payable when registration is deemed)

 ($ 24.65)

 ($ 28.35)

Total payable for clinical dental technicians

 $ 678.10

 $ 779.81

 

Overseas prescribed qualifications 

 

 Excl GST

 Incl GST

Application for registration for overseas applicant with prescribed qualifications and experience (this fee includes both assessment of eligibility and registration) 

 $1,211.07

 $ 1,392.73


Assessment of overseas non-prescribed dental qualifications, training and experience 

 

 Excl GST

 Incl GST

Application for registration of non-prescribed  qualifications and experience under section 15(2) of the Act for dentists, dental hygienists, dental therapists, oral health therapists, clinical dental technicians, dental technicians, orthodontic auxiliaries (this fee includes both assessment of eligibility and registration)

 $ 3,655.51

 $ 4203.84

Application for registration of non-prescribed specialist qualifications and experience under section 15(2) of the Act for dental specialists (this fee includes both assessment of eligibility and registration)

 $ 4,660.70

 $ 5,359.81

Resubmission of application for registration of non-prescribed qualifications and experience under section 15(2) of the Act

 $ 2,845.37

 $ 3,272.18

Application for removal of an exclusion 

 

 Excl GST

 Incl GST

Application for removal of an exclusion(s) on the scope of practice after completion of a Dental Council-approved course for dental hygienists, dental therapists, oral health therapists and orthodontic auxiliaries

 $ 266.42

 $306.38

Application for removal of an exclusion(s) on the scope of practice after completion of a course not approved by the Dental Council for dental hygienists, dental therapists, oral health therapists and orthodontic auxiliaries

 $ 484.42

 $ 557.08

Application for registration in an additional scope of practice 

 

 Excl GST

 Incl GST

Application for registration with a prescribed qualification in an additional scope of practice for dental therapists and clinical dental technicians

 $ 484.42

 $ 557.08

Application for registration with a non-prescribed qualification in an additional scope of practice for dental therapists and clinical dental technicians

 $ 748.95

 $ 861.29

Application to undertake supervised practice 

 

 Excl GST

 Incl GST

Application to undertake supervised activities for orthodontic auxiliaries while undertaking an approved training course.

 $ 96.87

 $ 114.40

If you decide to withdraw your application, an administration fee will be deducted.

 Examination fees



The New Zealand Dental Hygiene Registration Examination 

 

 Excl GST

 Incl GST

NZDHREX - written examination
(per candidate fee, where there are fewer than five candidates sitting the same examination)

 $ 3,257.81

 $ 3,746.48

NZDHREX - written examination
(per candidate fee, where there is a total of five or more candidates sitting the same examination)

 $ 2,673.83

 $ 3,074.90

NZDHREX - clinical examination
(per candidate fee, where there are fewer than five candidates sitting the same examination)

 $ 5,042.41

 $ 5,798.77

NZDHREX - clinical examination
(per candidate fee, where there is a total of five or more candidates sitting the same examination)

 $ 4,505.25

 $ 5,181.04

The New Zealand Dental Therapy Registration Examination 

 

 Excl GST

 Incl GST

NZDTREX - written examination
(per candidate fee, where there are fewer than five candidates sitting the same examination)

 $ 3,257.81

 $ 3,746.48

NZDTREX - written examination
(per candidate fee, where there is a total of five or more candidates sitting the same examination)

 $ 2,673.82

 $ 3,074.90

 NZDTREX - clinical examination
(per candidate fee, where there are fewer than five candidates sitting the same examination)

 $ 5,042.41

 $ 5,798.77

NZDTREX - clinical examination
(per candidate fee, where there is a total of five or more candidates sitting the same examination)

 $ 4,505.25

 $ 5,181.04

The New Zealand Oral Health Therapy Registration Examination 

 

 Excl GST

 Incl GST

NZOHTREX - written examination
(per candidate fee, where there are fewer than five candidates sitting the same examination)

 $ 3,257.81

 $ 3,746.48

NZOHTREX - written examination
(per candidate fee, where there is a total of five or more candidates sitting the same examination)

 $ 2,673.82

 $ 3,074.90

 NZOHTREX - clinical examination
(per candidate fee, where there are fewer than five candidates sitting the same examination)

 $ 5,042.41

 $ 5,798.77

NZOHTREX - clinical examination
(per candidate fee, where there is a total of five or more candidates sitting the same examination)

 $ 4,505.25

 $ 5,181.04

The New Zealand Dental Technology Registration Examination 

 

 Excl GST

 Incl GST

NZDTechREX - Combined Examination
(per candidate fee where there are fewer than five candidates sitting the same examination)

 $ 4,027.92

 $ 4,632.11

NZDTechREX - Combined Examination
(per candidate fee where there is a total of five or more candidates sitting the same examination)

 $ 3,394.88

 $ 3,904.11

The New Zealand Dental Specialist Registration Examinations 

 

 Excl GST

 Incl GST

 New Zealand Dental Specialist Registration Examination

 $ 19,015.52

 $ 21,867.85

Professional standards programme fees


Professional standards programme fees 1,2,3 

 

 Excl GST

 Incl GST

Supervision, (12 month programme)

 $ 6,238.53

 $7,174.31

Oversight, (12 month programme)

 $ 4,048.20

 $4,655.43

Competence/Recertification Programme:  

Distance learning - per module

 $ 3,135.56

 $ 3,605.89

Clinical training - per practice area of training

 $ 5,366.22

 $ 6,171.15

Please Note:

1 Fee will be adjusted for any specific requirements of the individual programme, third party costings and Dental Council secretariat administrative overheads, at the time the programme is established.

2. The practitioner will be charged direct professional fees and travel and accommodation expenses for supervisors, those providing oversight, tutors, course administrators etc. These expenses will be charged on an actual and reasonable basis in accordance with the Dental Council fees and payments and expenditure decisions and probity policies. Course materials, venue costs and administration expenses such as printing and postage will be also be charged based on actual costs.

3. The practitioner will be charged for secretariat administrative overheads at $62.45 an hour. 

 Health programme fees 


Health programme fees 1,2,3 

Drug and alcohol screening programme, set up and administration

 

 Excl GST

  Incl GST

Set-up and administration for the first 12 months

 $ 886.66

 $ 1,019.66

Administration fee for each 12 month period thereafter

 $ 443.32

 $ 509.82

Third party testing - fee per test

 $ 127.35

 $ 146.45

Please Note:

1 Fee will be adjusted for any specific requirements of the individual programme, third party costings and Dental Council secretariat administrative overheads, at the time the programme is established.

2. The practitioner will be charged direct professional fees and travel and accommodation expenses for supervisors, those providing oversight, tutors, course administrators etc. These expenses will be charged on an actual and reasonable basis in accordance with the Dental Council fees and payments and expenditure decisions and probity policies. Course materials, venue costs and administration expenses such as printing and postage will be also be charged based on actual costs.

3. The practitioner will be charged for secretariat administrative overheads at $62.45 an hour. 

 Education fees


Education fees 

 

 Excl GST

  Incl GST

Application for “removal of exclusion” course approval by providers who do provide training as part of a primary Dental Council-accredited qualification

 $ 1,843.11

 $  2,119.58

Application for “removal of exclusion” course approval by providers who do not provide training as part of a primary Dental Council-accredited qualification

 $ 3,993.48

 $  4,592.50

Application for approval of courses to equip registered oral health practitioners for registration in an additional scope of practice for course providers who do provide training as part of a primary Dental Council-accredited qualification

 $ 3,583.60

 $ 4,121.14

Application for approval of courses to equip registered oral health practitioners for registration in an additional scope of practice for course providers who do not provide training as part of a primary Dental Council-accredited qualification

 $ 6,274.76

 $ 7,215.97

Accreditation of Degree Programmes

Note: Direct professional fees, travel, accommodation and other costs for site evaluation team members together with Council administration expenses for teleconference meetings, printing and postage etc., will be charged to the Educational Institution under review, based on actual costs incurred. Dental Council secretariat administrative overheads incurred throughout the accreditation process will also be charged to the Educational Institute under review.

 cost recovery  

Other fees



Other fees 

 

 Excl GST

 Incl GST

Administration fee

 $ 46.82

 $ 53.84

Application for additional registration advice

 $ 484.42

 $ 557.08

Application for restoration to the Register

 $ 484.42

 $ 557.08

Supply of certificate of good standing

 $ 96.87

 $ 111.40

Supply of replacement registration certificate or any other certificate

 $ 96.87

 $ 111.40

Supply of electronic copy of Register

 $ 212.24

 $ 244.08

Please note that the total amount payable shown may vary by up to .05 cents due to rounding of GST inclusive totals.If you want to know the equivalent value in other currencies, please refer to the Bank of New Zealand currency conversion webpage.

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