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.


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: 


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

nzda presents: Straight from the top.... tips from two renowned endodontists by Dr Elisabetta Cotti & Clinical Prof. Geoffrey Heithersay

It will come as little surprise that when two people who have given the vast majority of their career to not only teaching endodontics, but living it come together to present a day of varied and divergent clinical tips there is definitely going to be something for all to take away. >>>READ MORE

All-on-4 Mentor Program Session 3 of 3

Auckland Clinical Training Centre

Auckland , 1 Oct 2014

Speaker: Dr Michael Danesh-Meyer

Format: Hands On, Lecture, Peer Contact

Category: Dental Implants, Prosthodontics

Event Type: Multi-Location

Dental Erosion Diagnosis & Restorative Management

Ivoclar Vivadent

Dunedin, 3 Oct 2014

Speaker: Dr Andrea Shepperson BDS

Format: Hands On, Lecture, Peer Contact

Category: Dental Education, Restorative Dentistry

Event Type: Multi-Location

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