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 Prize for Case Presentation of the Year

Submissions for the NZDA prize for case presentation of the year are now open. For further details and criteria please click here

Register NOW for the 2016 NZDA Conference!

26-29 October 2016, TSB Arena, Wellington

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Employment Fair & Young Dentist Day

26 - 27 August 2016, Auckland

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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

Best Practice Staff Management Presented by EMA

- Have you ever had issues with staffing and not known what to do?
- Are you aware of your obligations as an employer?
- Do you need strategies on how to manage your team?
This interactive seminar will help you to understand processes involved in the staffing, development and retention of people within your team. Participants will be made aware of the legislative environment impacting on the management of people, as well as how to identify and find solutions to common HR problems.

Oral Sedation - A practical approach
by Dr Graham Shaw, Dr Paul Templer & Dr Nick Stretton

Are you currently using Oral Sedation in your practice?
Does your practise meet requirements for the new Code of Practice??
Aimed at those already using oral sedation within their practice, this interactive session will provide participants with an update on the requirements for safe delivery of oral sedation in dental practice. Referencing key elements from the new NZDA Code of Practice Sedation in dental practice, speakers will discuss what you need to know. >>>>CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD A REGISTRATION FORM

NZDA Events Calendar

Keeping Patients for Life

Prime Practice

Auckland, 26 May 2016

Speaker: Anita Roubicek

Format: Hands On, Lecture

Category: Dental Education, Dental Materials, Patient Management, Practice Management

Event Type: Multi-Location

Reaching the New Standards of Modern Endodontics

ADA NSW Centre for Professional Development

St Leonards, Australia, 26 May 2016

Speaker: Dr Oliver Pope

Format: Hands On, Lecture

Category: Endodontics, General Dentistry

Event Type: Single Location