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

Update on Pain Management in Dentistry - Beyond local anaesthetics
by Dr Geraldine Moses & Debbie Rigby

Pain management is an everyday challenge in dental practice. But with new concepts in pain management, more medicines, and greater awareness of interactions and adverse reactions, do you feel your skills are up-to-date? This one-day seminar will bring you up to date on current management of both acute and chronic pain in the dental setting beyond local anaesthetics.

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

Health & Safety in Dental Practice -What you need to know and do

NZDA Kirsten

Auckland, 29 May 2017

Speaker: Sean Trengrove

Format: Lecture, Peer Contact

Category: Practice Management

Event Type: Multi-Location

CORE Immediate

Triple One Care Ltd

Auckland, 29 May 2017

Speaker: Andre Slierendrecht

Format: Hands On

Category: Medical Emergencies

Event Type: Single Location