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April 2020


2 April 2020

Update on COVID-19 (novel coronavirus)

2 April 2020: COVID-19 - New rules for electronic prescriptions to support virtual care in the community The Ministry of Health have introduced the following new rules to make it easier for you to provide electronic prescriptions[assets/Uploads/COVID/MOH-New-rules-for-electronic-prescriptions-for-dentists-to-support-virtual-care-in-the-community-2Apr20.pdf] to support virtual care during COVID-19. 31 March 2020: Dental Council COVID-19 update for oral health practitioners *Joint Ministry of Health and Dental Council guidelines for emergency dental treatment * The most updated version of the joint Ministry of Health and Dental Council guidelines can be...

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March 2020


24 March 2020

New naming policy - Consultation outcome

The Council recently consulted with practitioners and stakeholders on a naming policy under the Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act 2003. These consultation outcome documents are now available on our website: Outcome letter[/assets/Uploads/Policies/Naming-policy-consultation-outcome-March-2020.pdf] to practitioners/stakeholders The new naming policy, Policy on naming practitioners who are the subject of an order or direction made by Council[/assets/Uploads/Policies/DENTAL-COUNCIL-Naming-policy-March-2020.pdf], which takes effect on 12 April 2020. Please contact us at consultations@dcnz.org.nz[mailto:consultations@dcnz.org.nz] or 04 499 4820 if you have any queries or require further information.

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23 March 2020

Dental Council office is now working remotely

As part of New Zealand's COVID-19 response, the Dental Council office is closed and staff will be working from home until further notice. Please continue to address mail to: Level 11, Kordia House, 109 - 125 Willis Street, Wellington 6011 *or* PO Box 10-448, Wellington 6143. For registration and recertification inquiries, please email inquiries@dcnz.org.nz[mailto:inquiries@dcnz.org.nz]. For all other inquires, please email comms@dcnz.org.nz[mailto:comms@dcnz.org.nz].

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