Upcoming events

20-21 July 2018
Venue: Christchurch Air Force Museum
CPD: 13 hours
Gala dinner and workshops
Registrations now open

Auckland CPD Event
AUT North Shore Campus
Room AF229
24 March 10 – 4pm
This event is now full
Limited spaces left for CPD No 2
Monday 5th March

Auckland CPD Event number 3
Monday 12 March
6.30 – 8.30pm
Registrations open
Waikato DHB Evening CPD Event
Waikato DHB Campus
Thursday March 15
4 – 6.30pm
Registrations open now
Rotorua CPD Event
Saturday 7th April
Registrations open now
Christchurch CPD Session
Halswell Library Rooms
Saturday 14 April
10 – 2.45pm
Registrations open now


Taranaki CPD Session

Saturday 5th May

Taranaki Base Hospital

Registrations open now


Hawkes Bay CPD Session

Saturday 12th May

Hastings Hospital

Registrations open now


Palmerston North CPD Event

Saturday 26th May

Save the date program to follow soon

New CPD Cycle

January 1st 2018 begins a shortened 2 year cycle of CPD ending December 31 2019.
This year all events run by NZDOHTA will have online registration to assist
with direct placement to your CPD log.

Become a member

Members help preserve and promote the interests of the dental & oral health therapy professions. Through their collective membership they enhance the professional profile of dental & oral health.
NZDOHTA Membership runs from 1st April until 31st March each year. Invoices will be issued shortly for the 2018 membership year.
Nominations for the inaugural NZDOHTA Awards have been extended to 31st
March please email contact.nzdohta@gmail.com for more information and nomination forms

Contact Us


Your first point of contact for all matters related to NZ Dental & Oral Health Therapists Association.

Our Vision

We are a team of caring Oral Health professionals who empower all people to achieve an improved quality of life while upholding the integrity of our profession.

The oral health of New Zealanders has improved over the years, but dental decay remains the most prevalent irreversible chronic disease in New Zealand.

Oral health is a crucial part of our general health and is more than just looking after our mouth and teeth. Recent research on the links between oral and systemic health clearly show that it is vital that all
communities, young and old, are exposed to health promotion and disease prevention messages.

Oral health therapists work alongside other health professionals in oral health care teams and have skills in dental therapy, dental hygiene and health promotion. They provide treatment and education
to help us keep our smiles bright and healthy for a lifetime.

Oral health therapists must be registered with the Dental Council of New Zealand and hold an Annual Practicing Certificate (APC).