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.


NZDA Conference 2017 - Register Now!!!

Registration is NOW OPEN for the 2017 NZDA Conference in Auckland - August 9-12 please click here to register today! 



Health and Safety Guidelines

Latest versions of the Health and Safety Guidelines, Policies and Procedures and Resource Compendium are available in the  Members section > Codes of Practice & NZDA Guidelines.

Members should use this guideline, compendium and the example templates to develop their own Health and Safety resources customised to their own practising environment. 


Codes of Practice

The following Codes of Practice and Position Statements have been updated.  To view the NZDA Codes of Practice login to the Members section. 

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




2017 Outstanding Colleague Award

Applications are open now for the 2017 Outstanding Colleague Award. For more information on this award <CLICK HERE and to download an application form <CLICK HERE.

NZDA Consensus Statement on Sugary Drinks

The New Zealand Dental Association is launching a new Consensus Statement on Sugary Drinks, endorsed by key health organisations. The actions seek to reduce harm caused by sugary drink consumption. The statement, launched today Wellington's Brooklyn Primary School, highlights seven areas for action. New Zealand Dental Association spokesperson Dr Rob Beaglehole said: "This is about informing public about the... <READ MORE


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 Courses and Seminars

Decision Making in Aesthetic Dentistry and Prosthodontics
by Dr Kenneth Malament

There is an ever increasing range of materials and techniques available in clinical practice and because of this, dentists can offer more treatment options for patient’s complex functional and aesthetic needs.

Understanding the methods and materials to manage simple and complex restorative issues are critical to improving patient satisfaction and clinical outcomes. Given the plethora of materials and techniques how does the dentist decide which options to present to the patient?

Health & Safety in Dental Practice – What you need to know and do
by Sean Trengrove

This interactive seminar will provide you with information and details on your responsibilities under the new Health and Safety at Work Act.

Participants will receive an overview of what you should be doing in your practice to keep everyone safe and to meet the compliance requirements of the Act and associated Regulations.

NZDA Events Calendar

NZSFO Day Course 2017

New Zealand Society of Forensic Odontology (NZSFO)

Wellington, 25 May 2017

Speaker: NZSFO

Format: Hands On, Lecture

Category: Forensic Dentistry

Event Type: Single Location

Principles of Restorative Implant Dentistry: Modular Implant Course for Dental Practitoners

Melbourne Dental School, The University of Melbourne

melbourne victoria australia, 25 May 2017

Speaker: Multiple

Format: Hands On, Lecture

Category: Dental Education, Dental Implants, Prosthodontics, Restorative Dentistry

Event Type: Multi-Location