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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 News

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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Click here to watch the video.

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 www.fluoridefacts.govt.nz

 

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 hugh@nzda.org.nz of any suggested changes in content.

NZDA Courses and Seminars

Releasing the GIC Balloon Presented by Professor Ian Meyers

This presentation will explore and discuss the critical issues in the therapeutic and restorative management of patients using glass-ionomer materials. Topics to be discussed will include risk assessment and risk minimisation, selection and manipulation of the various types of glass-ionomer cement, clinical techniques and tips to improve outcomes and minimise failures.

A range of clinical cases will be presented to illustrate the benefits of the various formulations of glass-ionomer cement and to demonstrate how their use can be maximised in a myriad of restorative applications to achieve optimal outcomes.
>>>>>CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD REGISTRATION FORM

WHAT TO SAY When You Don't Know What to Say by Kate Birch, D Psych

This workshop will take everyday examples of difficult interpersonal situations between the dentist and the patient - those situations when the patient has a difficult personal style. Simple skills and tools will be presented to handle the encounter, move the conversation along so you can get on with the work while maintaining the integrity of informed consent. These skills and tools will help you to be perceived as empathic by even your difficult patients. Empathic professionals are seldom the focus of complaints.

There will be opportunities for participants to discuss the patients who cause that sinking feeling when you see their name on the list and to devise and rehearse constructive and doable ways of responding to the blaming, defensive, internet ‘informed’ and just plain aggressive patient.
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NZDA Events Calendar

Evolution: The course. New Soft Tissue Grafting Protocols for Anterior, Single Tooth Implants

Nobel Biocare Australia Pty Ltd

Sydney, Australia, 1 Aug 2016

Speaker: Dr Inaki Gamborena

Format: Hands On

Category: Dental Implants

Event Type: Single Location

Evolution: The course. New Soft Tissue Grafting Protocols For Anterior, Single Tooth Implants - LECTURE ONLY

Nobel Biocare Australia Pty Ltd

Sydney, Australia, 1 Aug 2016

Speaker: Inaki Gamborena

Format: Lecture

Category: Dental Implants

Event Type: Single Location