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Dental Council: Working Group Outcome

The Dental Council has completed a one-year inquiry into orthodontic treatment provided by dentists, which has resulted in recommendations to improve the delivery of orthodontic services to patients.

The inquiry was undertaken by a working group set up by the Dental Council last year in response to concerns, many anecdotal, about the provision of orthodontic services by general dentists. The Dental Council released the working group’s report today.

The inquiry found no evidence of widespread harm or risk to patients.

You can download the report here or go to the Dental Council website to see the media release.


AUT Post Graduate Survey

Anita Nolan - Post Grad Programme Developer at AUT would like your views

on Post Grad qualifications in the Oral Health Profession


The opinions expressed in this survey will ensure that postgraduate programmes in Oral Health at AUT will align with the needs of the profession. Thank you for taking the time to consider participating in this survey. Your participation is voluntary and you will not be identified. The results of this survey will not be published.

The link to the survey is here 




Call for nominations for the Continuing Professional Development Committee

The Continuing Professional Development Committee is now accepting nominations for a position on the Committee. This is a voluntary role and appointments are for a maximum of two years. If you are committed to ongoing education, believe you have the skills and experience required to fill this interesting position, and would like to contribute your expertise for the benefit of your colleagues and the NZDOHTA, please complete an application form and return it to us by 30 January 2017.

More information about the role can be found here.


Dental Council: Consultation Outcome

The outcome of the follow-up consultation on the proposed oral health therapy scope of practice is now available.

In March 2016 the Dental Council issued a follow-up consultation to stakeholders on the proposed oral health therapy scope of practice. a total of 63 submissions were received; almost 60 percent of those were from dentists and dental specialists. The Council thanks all stakeholders who engaged in the consultation process for generously sharing their views.


The consultation outcome comprises:

  • a summary of the Council's decisions on the consultation questions
  • information on the implementation of the cope of practice
  • the final oral health therapy scope of practice and other related documents


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