About the NZDA
The NZDA is the professional association for dentists in New Zealand. We have more than 2500 members, which represents approximately 96% of all registered dentists in New Zealand. The NZDA is New Zealand's leading advocate for oral health. We are the collective voice and strength of dentistry. We are working to ensure the future of the professional, educate the public and advocate for health care that works.
The NZDA provides a significant amount of information for its members. Listed below is a brief description of some of the information we have available.
Please contact NZDA headquarters for further information.
Membership services and benefits
Oral health promotion
Complaint Resolution Services
Publications and information
Students and Young Dentists
Lobby and advocacy
Collegiality and Membership Services
Benevolence and international aid
Overseas dentists coming to New Zealand
The conditions for practising dentistry in New Zealand are controlled by the statutory body - The Dental Council of New Zealand. Details of requirements can be viewed at www.dcnz.org.nz.
Work opportunities in New Zealand are variable depending on the area in which a dentist wishes to practise. Opportunities to work in private practice are available on the basis of assistantship, locum or purchase. There are fewer opportunities to work in the public sector, but hospital dental departments and school dental services do employ dentists.
FDI World Dental Federation
All dentists who are members of the NZDA automatically become members of the FDI World Dental Federation. This membership entitles dentists to FDI member discounts to any World Dental Congress (held in a different international location every year).