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As a NZDA member you will gain access to our vast range of membership services and benefits. You will also be provided with the opportunity to join your local branch. NZDA branches offer local support to members, professional networking and attendance at regular branch meetings.


Advocacy and Media

  • Representation to Central and Local Government bodies
  • Liaison with ACC and DHBNZ
  • Membership representation Ministry of Health Steering Groups
  • Advocacy for water fluoridation
  • Workforce
  • Policy statements related to dental care, funding and access
  • Oral health promotion
  • Dental expertise and comment
  • Comment on behalf of the dental profession


  • Faculty of Dentistry – University of Otago
  • Health Science – Auckland University of Technology
  • NZ Dental Industry
  • NZ Police Victim Identification (information conduit)
  • International Dental Associations worldwide - FDI
  • Government health agencies
  • Allied professions


Complaints Resolution Services

  • NZDA Peer Review (for complaint resolution at Regional level)
  • NZDA/Dental Protection Indemnity services (defence and legal support)
  • Dental Protection Education Services (administration of risk management workshops) 
  • National Consumer Affairs Officer

Employment Information & Business Benefits

  • Practice management information
  • Editable employment agreement templates
  • Free expert employment issue advice through legal firm Wotton+Kearney
  • Employment Fair
  • Employers' Guide
  • Job advertising (via website and NZDA News)
  • Advertising services – employment, practice availability etc.
  • Exclusive Member Perks


  • Well Aware Together Framework
  • Hub on website
  • Branch Wellbeing Champions
  • Courses and webinars

NZDA Benevolence & International Aid

  • NZDA Benevolent Foundation for members and their families
  • Overseas dental aid grants
  • NZDA/Wrigleys Grants administration

Students and Young Dentists

  • NZDA Student Day
  • Student Observation Programme
  • Yearbook
  • Final Year BDS Awards
  • Employers' Guide and Employment Fair
  • Graduate Professional Development Programme
  • Mentorship Programme
  • Young Dentist Action Group
  • Young Dentist Day at NZDA Conference
  • Outstanding Young Dentist Award (biennially)



  • CPD courses (calendar NZDA website)
  • Annual NZDA Conference including dental industry exhibition 
  • National Certificate in Dental Assisting 
  • FDI member discounts at any World Dental Congress
  • Student Observation Programme
  • Graduate Professional Development Programme
  • Verification system for CPD events
  • Online recording facilities available for all members to assist meeting Annual Practising Certificate requirements


  • NZ Dental Research Foundation and Trust funding
  • Dental Research Foundation prize
  • Summer studentships
  • Management of Ministry of Health, Oral Health Research Fund
  • Cochrane Reports


  • NZDA Codes of Practice
  • NZDA Practice Guidelines
  • NZDA Code of Ethics


Oral Health Promotion

  • In-surgery pamphlets for patients 
  • Patient information and resources
  • National and local oral health promotion of NZDA projects & Corporate projects
  • NZDA product endorsement scheme
  • Media profiling of oral health issues
  • Local 'Brushing' projects
  • Teaching guides
  • Oral health video resources
  • Now you are 18 information pack
  • Oral healthcare training for caregivers of older people

Publications and Information

  • NZDA News
  • NZ Dental Journal
  • NZDA Membership List and Annual Report
  • Biennial Survey (fees and costs of dental practice)