Practice Standards

Practice standards

Practice standards relate to specific areas of practice that require more detailed standards to enable practitioners to meet the Council's professional standards and ethical principles defined in the Standards Framework for Oral Health Practitioners.


The practice standards


Best practices when providing care to Māori patients and their whānau

Cultural competence

Infection prevention and control

Informed consent

Medical emergencies

Patient records and privacy of health information

Professional boundaries

Sedation practice standard

Transmission major viral infections

Dental hygiene working relationships

Dental therapy working relationships

Dental technology working relationships

Guidance for the consultative professional relationship between an Oral health therapist and dentists/dental specialists

Orthodontic auxiliary working relationships