NZ Dental & Oral Health Therapists Association

To empower dental and oral health therapists to provide customer-focused quality care which will result in good oral health for all.

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.

NZ Dental & Oral Health Therapists’ Association advocates on behalf of, and support members to provide a high standard of oral care.

Here’s why you need to join – we are pretty clued up and are your link to what’s going on in the dental & oral health “world”. As a member you gain access to:


  • An online CPD log. Every time you register and attend a CPD-approved event, the hours are allocated to your record.
  • You get direct representation with the Dental Council and Ministry of Health. We meet regularly with the key contacts of these organisations, raising your interests with them.
  • We actively work on important campaigns including the Fluoride and FIZZ campaigns.
  • We send you regular newsletters with the latest news and updates in the Dental & Oral Health profession.
  • You also get your own hardcopy of the Australian & New Zealand Journal of Dental and Oral Health Therapy.

We also offer student scholarships and study grants, run an annual conference and much more.