Two Dental & Oral Health Therapists Association student scholarships are available each year

For 3rd year students of AUT’s Bachelor of Health Science in Oral Health and Otago University’s Bachelor of Oral Health.


2017 Scholarships were not offered as we are working with NZDHA on a possible New Association

Oral Health: Framing the Future

The investments we make today will create an exciting tomorrow for oral health. “Good Oral Health for All, For Life” is a Ministry of Health strategy has been in place since 2006 and the future of healthcare is moving into the world of integrated service delivery.

With the above concept in mind, what does the future hold for oral health therapists in the year 2020?

Think about:

1. How the profession has evolved from School Dental Services to Community Oral Health Services

2. The potential roles of Oral Health Therapists in particular areas of delivery, such as adult dentistry, aged care and private practice?

3. How will we work alongside other health disciplines to achieve good oral health?

4. How do we as oral health therapists address the growing inequalities and inequities in oral health care?

Suggested Readings:

FDI 2020 Vision
Good Oral Health for All Strategy Document
Regional results from the 2011-2014 New Zealand Health Survey

Study Grants

 We’re committed to encouraging the promotion of oral health in New Zealand.

That’s why we make a Post Graduate Study Grant available to a dental or oral health therapist to assist with post graduate studies or research.


2016 applications are now closed.

Contact us for more information.