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.

Switch To Water


2016 Switch to Water Challenge

Register your dental practice NOW to take the Switch to Water Challenge with Irene Van Dyk!

The 30 day challenge starts on 1 November 2016.

Your practice can register as a workplace.  Click here for more information and to register.




2017 Certificate in Dental Assisting

Enrolments for the 2017 NZDA Certificate in Dental Assisting are now open.

Register NOW for the 2016 NZDA Conference!

26-29 October 2016, TSB Arena, Wellington

Click here for more information and to register.



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


Codes of Practice

The NZDA Board approved the following updates to the NZDA Codes of Practice at the April 2016 Board meeting in Auckland. To view the NZDA Codes of Practice login to the Members section. 

  • Child Protection 
  • Patient Information, Privacy and Records  

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

NZDA Courses and Seminars

Surgical Survival Skills by Dr Mark Worthington

Are you a recent graduate looking at developing your skills in oral surgery techniques?
This interactive hands-on workshop will provide recently graduated dentists with a practical update on basic oral surgery techniques. The morning session will discuss case assessment and surgical planning, followed by a hands-on afternoon involving raising pig flaps, socket preservation and suturing techniques.

PACKAGE DEAL OFFER: Package with ACHIEVING PREDICTABLE IMPLANT OUTCOMES to receive a special price offer.

Achieving Predictable Implant Outcomes
by Dr Andrew Cautley & Dr Simon Brown

This course will focus on managing implant restorations in different clinical situations. Experience allows us to help develop standardised clinical protocols for different clinical situations. These require planning and staging of treatment and will be used to explain how to manage aesthetics, function and patient outcomes.
Reviewing completed outcomes over a period of time can identify decisions that we may not make again. Andrew and Simon will discuss how your choices today can affect your outcomes tomorrow. It is better to learn from the mistakes of others.

PACKAGE DEAL OFFER: Package with SURGICAL SURVIVAL SKILLS to receive a special price offer.

NZDA Events Calendar

The Trials and Tribulations of Local Anaesthesia Tips on Success and Potential Pitfalls

NZDA Kirsten

Wellington, 27 Oct 2016

Speaker: Professor Tara Renton

Format: Lecture

Category: Pain Control & Diagnostics

Event Type: Conference

Direct Restorative Dentistry: Keeping it Simple in General Practice

NZDA Kirsten

Wellington, 27 Oct 2016

Speaker: Dr Dylan Yung

Format: Lecture

Category: Restorative Dentistry

Event Type: Conference