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.

Member Types

Membership is open to Oral & Dental Health Therapists and others interested in the field of dental therapy


Full Member

Any dental practitioner with a current Annual Practicing Certificate (APC) issued by the New Zealand Dental Council. NZ$250 (including GST)

Associate Member

Any dental practitioner or industry related professional who does not hold a current Annual Practicing Certificate (APC) issued by the New Zealand Dental Council. NZ$50 (including GST)


Industry Member

Any company or organisation engaged in or having an interest in Oral Health Therapy. NZ$50 (including GST)



A student enrolled in either a Bachelor of Oral Health from the University of Otago or a Bachelor of Health Science in Oral Health from AUT. Student membership is free of charge.
Download our student membership form here: Student Membership Form


All fees are payable in NZD and include 15% GST. Membership is valid for 12 months from 1 April to 31 March.