The New Zealand Dental Association (NZDA) is the professional association for New Zealand dentists. As well as providing services for its members, the NZDA is the one body able to speak on behalf of NZ dentistry as a whole.


We also provide information and advice to consumers.


DPL Enquiries Xmas/New Year Period

Contact details for DPL members requiring URGENT assistance are available in the members section of the website (login required).

Codes of Practice

The NZDA Board approved the following fully revised and updated NZDA Codes of Practice at the August 2014 Board meeting in Christchurch. To view the NZDA Codes of Practice login to the Members section. 


Codes of Practice Full Revisions

Code of Practice Infection prevention and control in dental practice

Code of Practice General anaethesia in dentistry

Code of Practice Transmissible major viral infections

Code of Practice Public statements by dentists

Code of Practice Referral of patients


Codes of Practice Updates

Code of Practice Informed consent


The Codes of Practice are 'living documents' and members are encouraged to advise Hugh Trengrove of any suggested changes in content.


Water Fluoridation

We encourage those wanting to know more about water fluoridation to check out evidence-based information sources, like the new Ministry of Health Fluoride Facts website


NZDA Events Calendar

Workshop 1/ Practice Owners' Workshop

Prime Practice

Sydney Australia, 6 Feb 2015

Speaker: Phillip Palmer

Format: Hands On, Lecture

Category: Dental Education, Dental Materials, General Dentistry, Patient Management, Practice Management

Event Type: Multi-Location

Dental NZRC Level 4 Modular

Triple One Care Ltd

Whangarei, 9 Feb 2015

Speaker: Andre Slierendrecht

Format: Hands On

Category: Medical Emergencies

Event Type: Single Location

Visit the new NZDA Healthy Smiles website for consumers and health professionals
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