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As of October 2021, the Dental Council recertification programme requires oral health professionals to develop a Professional Development Plan (PDP) and attend activities that contribute toward this (PDAs).

By registering to become a course provider with the New Zealand Dental Association (NZDA), you should be familiar with this document and the requirements outlined within the Dental Council Recertification Handbook.

By applying to become a course provider you confirm that you have read, understood and will adhere to the following terms and conditions;

Course criteria will be met and detailed within all applications submitted for NZDA approval noting:

  • The content of the course must reflect accepted practice based on critical appraisal of scientific literature. Presentations of theories and techniques that are not supported by scientific evidence nor generally accepted by the dental professions may not be recognised.
    • The course provider should have sufficient educational expertise to develop and run the course. The status and impartiality of the providing organisation will be a consideration. Promotion of a particular product line by a commercial organisation may not be recognised.
    • The course must demonstrate continuing quality improvement processes. The use of post-activity evaluation to assess the effectiveness of the activity is encouraged.
  • Applications for approval will be submitted to NZDA well in advance of the course commencement. Applications may take up to 10 working days to be processed by NZDA.
  • If approved, the attendance register provided to you by NZDA will be returned to NZDA in a timely manner with all participants names and signatures.
  • The six digit attendance code provided to you by NZDA will be given out to participants after completion of your course and will only be given to those that have attended and signed the attendance register.
  • Any advertising or promotional materials produced in relation to an approved course will contain the NZDA disclaimer statement;

    * This activity has been registered with NZDA for online recording of Professional Development Activities (PDAs). NZDA does not imply promotion or endorsement of the contents of any course or activity. Attendees need to use professional judgment to assess the validity and usefulness of techniques, materials or therapeutic products to their own practice.

  • Changes to course provider details will be advised to NZDA as they occur. Mainly referring to the change of any person responsible for submitting course applications for approval.

Should it become apparent to NZDA that the above terms and conditions are not being adhered to your course provider status will be reviewed, which may result in termination of your course provider access.