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

The latest Health and Safety Guidelines, Policies and Procedures documents are available in the  Members section > Codes of Practice & NZDA Guidelines.


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

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

Medical Emergency Certification Training

ADA NSW Centre for Professional Development

Sydney, Australia, 1 May 2017

Speaker: Cynergex Group

Format: Hands On, Lecture

Category: General Dentistry, Medical Emergencies

Event Type: Single Location

Infection Prevention and Sterilisation

Prime Practice

393 Papanui Road Strowan Christchurch 8052 New Zealand, 2 May 2017

Speaker: Meg Sharpe

Format: Hands On, Lecture

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

Event Type: Multi-Location