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.


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


Health and Safety

The NZDA Board approved the newly updated NZDA Guideline Health and Safety in Dental Practice Policy and Procedures and associated Resource Compendium at the October 2016 Board meeting in Wellington.


To view the Health and Safety Guideline login to the Members section > Codes of Practice & NZDA Guidelines.



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

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.

Surgical Survival Skills by Dr Mark Worthington

Are you looking at developing your skills in oral surgery techniques?

This interactive hands-on workshop will provide a practical update on basic oral surgery techniques. The morning session will discuss case assessment and surgical planning, followed by a hands-on practical afternoon involving raising flaps, socket preservation and suturing techniques.

NZDA Events Calendar

ITI Study Group

Auckland Dental Implant & Perio Care Ltd

Auckland, 23 Mar 2017

Speaker: Dr Richard Longbottom

Format: Lecture, Peer Contact

Category: Dental Implants

Event Type: Single Location


Queensland Dental Group

Brisbane, Australia, 24 Mar 2017

Speaker: Professor Paul Abbott AO, Dr Glen Weston & Dr Patrick Caldwell

Format: Lecture, Peer Contact

Category: Endodontics

Event Type: Single Location