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Your Role / Profession

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09 579 8001 or email

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Dentist Membership - Application

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Please return your completed form to the

New Zealand Dental Association,
PO Box 28084, Remuera,
New Zealand.


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Support When You Need It

You can access help and advice with legal and ethical problems that arise from your professional practice, and receive support when you need it from more than 70 dentolegal advisers who are here to help. You can access help and advice with legal and ethical problems that arise from your professional practice. During normal daytime working hours or in an emergency, we have someone to take your calls, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.


Assistance with Complaints

Whether you are facing a complaint from a patient, or disciplinary proceedings, our dentolegal advisers and local advisers will work closely together on your behalf. The dentolegal advisers can ably navigate the ethical and legal maze on your behalf; and our local advisers are here to support you every step of the way, should you need it. 

We can help you formulate a response to a complaint and assist and support you through to its resolution. We can work with you to look at why complaints arise and how to minimise the risks of recurrence.

Should you attract adverse publicity, we can issue press statements and act as a spokesperson to the media to shield you as far as possible from having to deal directly with the press.


Confidential Counselling Service

We offer access to a counselling service if you are suffering from stress and anxiety as a result of complaints, claims, or dental council hearings. This service is tailored to your requirements and delivered by fully trained, qualified and registered psychologists and counsellors, and is entirely independent and confidential.


Risk management material, online learning and publications

Gain verifiable continuing professional development at our events, workshops and lecture programmes and via Prism, our online CPD and learning portal, offering a wide range of modules plus access to our publications.