New Zealand Dental Association
The NZDA, established 1905, is an organisation with voluntary membership which represents dentists in NZ. The association advocates for oral health in NZ and supports the interests of the dental profession through advocacy and the provision of services.
This website also provides up to date informative information such as guidelines on food, nutrition and oral health for infants, toddlers, children, teenagers and adults, reviews, journal articles and reports. Information on oral health problems such as orthodontics, fissure sealants, trauma, tobacco, gum disease, erosion, tooth whitening, dry Mouth, tooth Sensitivity, amalgam and oral piercings is also available.
New Zealand Dental Council
The DCNZ is the regulatory body that regulates dentists, dental hygienists, dental therapists, dental technicians and clinical dental technicians. The dental council is constituted under the Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act 2003 to protect the safety of the public by ensuring all clinicians are safe and competent to practice. All practicing clinicians must be registered with the dental council and ensure continuation of professional development and maintain high standards of practice.
NZ Dental Oral Health Therapist Association
The NZDTA, established 2012, is a voluntary membership organisation which represents and supports the dental therapy/dental hygiene profession to ensure members provide a high standard of quality and ethical oral health care for the public. Continuing professional development is also encouraged and facilitated by the association.
NZ Institute of Dental Technologists
The NZIDT, established 1977, is an organisation that represents and supports the clinical and non-clinical dental technician profession.
Oral Health Clinical Advisory Network
www.nzohcan.org.nz The OHCAN provides clinical leadership to the oral health sector and advice to the Ministry of Health on oral health issues, with a particular emphasis on publicly-funded oral health services. Through the Chair, the Executive could also provide independent advice on oral health matters directly to the Minister of Health if necessary.
Website provides best practice Clinical Guidelines for Child and Adolescent Oral Health.
Ministry of Health, Oral Health
The Ministry of Health is the principle advisor of the government concerned with the health and disability of all New Zealanders. Check out their website for resources on oral health such as pamphlets and posters.