Notice Type
General Section
Notice Title

Oral Health Practitioners (Fees) Notice 2020 (No. 1)

Pursuant to sections 130–133 of the Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act 2003 (“Act”), the following notice is given.

Notice

1. Title and commencement—(1) This notice may be cited as the Oral Health Practitioners (Fees) Notice 2020 (No.1) and shall come into force on 1 April 2020.

(2) This notice has the status of a disallowable instrument for the purposes of the Legislation Act 2012.

(3) This notice replaces the Oral Health Practitioners (Fees) Notice 2019 (No.1) notice published in the New Zealand Gazette, 11 February 2019, Notice No. 2019-gs588.

2. Fees—The Dental Council sets the following fees specified in the attached Schedule.

3. Tax—The fees are stated exclusive of goods and services tax (GST). All fees are subject to the addition of 15% GST.

Schedule

Fees Payable to the Dental Council effective from 1 April 2020 for all fees except the Dentist and Dental Specialist Annual Practicing Certificate Fee and Disciplinary Levy which are effective from 1 October 2020. $
Registration Fees  
New Zealand Qualified or NZDREX Qualified Applicant  
Application for registration 494.11
Trans-Tasman Mutual Recognition (TTMR) Applicant  
Dentists and Dental Specialists  
Application for registration and annual practising certificate comprising:  
(a) Application for registration 494.11
(b) Annual practising certificate fee 784.09
(c) Disciplinary levy 189.97
TTMR applicants for registration (not previously registered in New Zealand) who apply for a practising certificate within four months of the end of the annual recertification cycle ending on 30 September 2021, pay a four month practising fee of $261.36 and disciplinary levy of $63.32.  
Dental Hygienists and Orthodontic Auxiliaries  
Application for registration and annual practising certificate comprising:  
(a) Application for registration 494.11
(b) Annual practising certificate fee 737.12
(c) Disciplinary levy 10.85
TTMR applicants for registration (not previously registered in New Zealand) who apply for a practising certificate within four months of the end of the annual recertification cycle ending on 31 March 2021, pay a four month practising fee of $245.71 and disciplinary levy of $3.62.  
Dental Therapists  
Application for registration and annual practising certificate comprising:  
(a) Application for registration 494.11
(b) Annual practising certificate fee 867.32
(c) Disciplinary levy 37.18
TTMR applicants for registration (not previously registered in New Zealand) who apply for a practising certificate within four months of the end of the annual recertification cycle ending on 31 March 2021, pay a four month practising fee of $289.11 and disciplinary levy of $12.39.  
Dental Technicians and Clinical Dental Technicians  
Application for registration and annual practising certificate comprising:  
(a) Application for registration 494.11
(b) Annual practising certificate fee 841.32
(c) Disciplinary levy 65.33
TTMR applicants for registration (not previously registered in New Zealand) who apply for a practising certificate within four months of the end of the annual recertification cycle ending on 31 March 2021, pay a four month practising fee of $280.44 and disciplinary levy of $21.78.  
Oral Health Therapists  
Application for registration and annual practising certificate comprising:  
(a) Application for registration 494.11
(b) Annual practising certificate fee 739.45
(c) Disciplinary levy (19.21)
TTMR applicants for registration (not previously registered in New Zealand) who apply for a practising certificate within four months of the end of the annual recertification cycle ending on 31 March 2021, pay a four month practising fee of $246.48 and disciplinary levy of ($6.40).  
Overseas Applicant with Prescribed Qualification  
Application for assessment of eligibility to be registered 1,235.30
Applicant with Non-prescribed Qualification  
Application for assessment of eligibility to be registered under section 15(2) of the Act 3,728.63
Resubmission of application for assessment of eligibility under section 15(2) of the Act 2,902.28
Applicant with Non-prescribed Specialist Qualification  
Application for assessment of eligibility to be registered under section 15(2) of the Act 4,753.92
Resubmission of application for assessment of eligibility under section 15(2) of the Act 2,902.28
Other Registration Fees  
Application for removal of an exclusion(s) on the scope of practice after completion of a Dental Council approved course 271.75
Application for removal of an exclusion(s) on the scope of practice after completion of a course not approved by the Dental Council 494.11
Application for registration with a prescribed qualification in an additional scope of practice 494.11
Application for registration with a non-prescribed qualification in an additional scope of practice 763.93
Application for additional registration advice 494.11
Application for restoration to the Dental Register 494.11
Supply of certificate of good standing 98.81
Supply of replacement registration certificate or any other certificate 98.81
Application to undertake supervised orthodontic auxiliary practice while undertaking a prescribed training course 98.81
Application for an electronic copy of the published Dental Council Register 216.49
Administration Fee: 41.52
Recertification Fees  
Dentists and Dental Specialists  
Annual practising certificate fee and disciplinary levy for period 1 October 2020 to 30 September 2021 comprising:  
(a) Annual practising certificate fee 784.09
(b) Disciplinary levy 189.97
Applicants who apply for a practising certificate within four months of the end of the annual recertification cycle ending on 30 September 2021, pay a four- month practising fee of $261.36 and disciplinary levy of $63.32.  
Practitioners who hold an annual practising certificate for the period ending 30 September 2020 whose complete and correct 2020/21 annual practising certificate application form and payment are not received by the Dental Council until after 30 September 2020:  
Annual practising certificate fee and disciplinary levy for period 1 October 2020 to 30 September 2021 comprising:  
(a) Annual practising certificate fee (includes additional processing fee $41.52) 825.61
(b) Disciplinary levy 189.97
Dental Hygienists and Orthodontic Auxiliaries  
Annual practising certificate fee and disciplinary levy for period 1 April 2020 to 31 March 2021 comprising:  
(a) Annual practising certificate fee 737.12
(b) Disciplinary levy 10.85
Applicants who apply for a practising certificate within four months of the end of the annual recertification cycle ending on 31 March 2021, pay a four month practising fee of $245.71 and disciplinary levy of $3.62.  
Practitioners who hold an annual practising certificate for the period ending 31 March 2020 whose complete and correct 2020/21 annual practising certificate application form and payment are not received by the Dental Council until after 31 March 2020:  
Annual practising certificate fee and disciplinary levy for period 1 April 2020 to 31 March 2021 comprising:  
(a) Annual practising certificate fee (includes additional processing fee $41.52) 778.64
(b) Disciplinary levy 10.85
Dental Therapists  
Annual practising certificate fee and disciplinary levy for period 1 April 2020 to 31 March 2021 comprising:  
(a) Annual practising certificate fee 867.32
(b) Disciplinary levy 37.18
Practitioners who hold an annual practising certificate for the period ending 31 March 2020 whose complete and correct 2020/21 annual practising certificate application form and payment are not received by the Dental Council until after 31 March 2020:  
Annual practising certificate fee and disciplinary levy for period 1 April 2020 to 31 March 2021 comprising:  
(a) Annual practising certificate fee (includes additional processing fee $41.52) 908.84
(b) Disciplinary levy 37.18
Dental Technicians and Clinical Dental Technicians  
Annual practising certificate fee and disciplinary levy for period 1 April 2020 to 31 March 2021 comprising:  
(a) Annual practising certificate fee 841.32
(b) Disciplinary levy 65.33
Applicants who apply for a practising certificate within four months of the end of the annual recertification cycle ending on 31 March 2021, pay a four month practising fee of $280.44 and disciplinary levy of $21.78.  
Practitioners who hold an annual practising certificate for the period ending 31 March 2020 whose complete and correct 2020/21 annual practising certificate application form and payment are not received by the Dental Council until after 31 March 2020:  
Annual practising certificate fee and disciplinary levy for period 1 April 2020 to 31 March 2021 comprising:  
(a) Annual practising certificate fee (includes additional processing fee $41.52) 882.84
(b) Disciplinary levy 65.33
Oral Health Therapists  
Annual practising certificate fee and disciplinary levy for period 1 April 2020 to 31 March 2021 comprising:  
(a) Annual practising certificate fee 739.45
(b) Disciplinary levy (19.21)
Applicants who apply for a practising certificate within four months of the end of the annual recertification cycle ending on 31 March 2021, pay a four month practising fee of $246.48 and disciplinary levy of ($6.40).  
Practitioners who hold an annual practising certificate for the period ending 31 March 2020 whose complete and correct 2020/21 annual practising certificate application form and payment are not received by the Dental Council until after 31 March 2020:  
Annual practising certificate fee and disciplinary levy for period 1 April 2020 to 31 March 2021 comprising:  
(a) Annual practising certificate fee (includes additional processing fee $41.52) 780.97
(b) Disciplinary levy (19.21)
Retention on the Register Fees  
Annual retention on the register fee for non-practising Dentist and Dental Specialist registrants (for period 1 October 2020 to 30 September 2021) 116.91
Annual retention on the register fee for non-practising registrants (excludes non-practising Dentist and Dental Specialist registrants) (for period 1 April 2020 to 31 March 2021) 116.91
Application to transfer from retention to practising where applicant subject to recency of practice policy 296.47
Examination Fees  
New Zealand Dental Specialist Registration Examination (NZDSREX) 19,395.84
New Zealand Dental Therapy Registration Examination (NZDTREX) – clinical examination (per candidate fee where there is less than a total of 5 candidates sitting the same examination) 5,143.26
New Zealand Dental Therapy Registration Examination (NZDTREX) – clinical examination (per candidate fee where there is a total of 5 or more candidates sitting the same examination) 4,595.36
New Zealand Dental Therapy Registration Examination (NZDTREX) – written examination (per candidate fee where there is less than a total of 5 candidates sitting the same examination) 3,322.97
New Zealand Dental Therapy Registration Examination (NZDTREX) – written examination (per candidate fee where there is a total of 5 or more candidates sitting the same examination) 2,727.31
New Zealand Dental Hygiene Registration Examination (NZDHREX) – clinical examination (per candidate fee where there is less than a total of 5 candidates sitting the same examination) 5,143.26
New Zealand Dental Hygiene Registration Examination (NZDHREX) – clinical examination (per candidate fee where there is a total of 5 or more candidates sitting the same examination) 4,595.36
New Zealand Dental Hygiene Registration Examination (NZDHREX) – written examination (per candidate fee where there is less than a total of 5 candidates sitting the same examination) 3,322.97
New Zealand Dental Hygiene Registration Examination (NZDHREX) – written examination (per candidate fee where there is a total of 5 or more candidates sitting the same examination) 2,727.31
New Zealand Oral Health Therapy Registration Examination (NZDOHTREX) – clinical examination (per candidate fee where there is less than a total of 5 candidates sitting the same examination) 5,143.26
New Zealand Oral Health Therapy Registration Examination (NZDOHTREX) – clinical examination (per candidate fee where there is a total of 5 or more candidates sitting the same examination) 4,595.36
New Zealand Oral Health Therapy Registration Examination (NZDOHTREX) – written examination (per candidate fee where there is less than a total of 5 candidates sitting the same examination) 3,322.97
New Zealand Oral Health Therapy Registration Examination (NZDOHTREX) – written examination (per candidate fee where there is a total of 5 or more candidates sitting the same examination) 2,727.31
New Zealand Dental Technology Registration Examination (NZDTechREX) – combined examination (per candidate fee where there is less than a total of 5 candidates sitting the same examination) 4,108.48
New Zealand Dental Technology Registration Examination (NZDTechREX) – combined examination (per candidate fee where there is a total of 5 or more candidates sitting the same examination) 3,462.78
Professional Standards Programme Fees 1, 2, 3  
Supervision 1, 2, 3 (12-month programme) 6,363.31
Oversight 1, 2, 3 (12-month programme) 4,129.17
Competence/Recertification Programme 1, 2, 3  
– Distance learning – per module 3,198.28
– Clinical Training – per practice area of training 5,473.55
Health Programme Fees 1, 2, 3  
Drug and Alcohol Screening Programme – set up and administration 1, 2, 3  
– Set up and administration first 12 months 904.40
– Administration each 12 months thereafter 452.19
– Third party testing 1, 3 129.90
Education Fees  
Accreditation of Degree Programmes - cost recovery  
Direct professional fees, travel, accommodation and other costs for site evaluation team members together with Council administration expenses for teleconference meetings, printing and postage etc., will be charged to the Educational Institution under review, based on actual costs incurred. Dental Council secretariat administrative overheads incurred throughout the accreditation process will also be charged to the Educational Institution under review.  
Application for “removal of exclusion” course approval by providers who do provide training as part of a primary Dental Council accredited qualification 1,879.98
Application for “removal of exclusion” course approval by providers who do not provide training as part of a primary Dental Council accredited qualification 4,073.35
Application for approval of courses to equip registered oral health practitioners for registration in an additional scope of practice, for course providers who do provide training as part of a primary Dental Council accredited qualification 3,655.28
Application for approval of courses to equip registered oral health practitioners for registration in an additional scope of practice, for course providers who do not provide training as part of a primary Dental Council accredited qualification 6,400.26

Annotation of Notes

1 Fee will be adjusted for any specific requirements of the individual programme and third party costings at the time the programme is established.

2 The practitioner will be charged direct professional fees and travel and accommodation expenses for supervisors, those providing oversight, tutors, course administrators etc. These expenses will be charged on an actual and reasonable basis in accordance with the Dental Council’s fees and payments and expenditure decisions and probity policies. Course materials, venue costs and administration expenses such as printing and postage will also be charged based on actual costs.

3 The practitioner will be charged for secretariat administrative overheads at $63.70 an hour.

Explanatory Note

This notice updates the Dental Council fee schedule with effect from 1 April 2020. The changes consist of:

  • The changes in fees and levies were consulted on with dentists and dental specialists, dental therapists, dental hygienists, orthodontic auxiliaries, oral health therapists, dental technicians and clinical dental technicians and other stakeholders from November 2019 to January 2020. Following the close of the consultation period on 17 January 2020, the 2020/21 fees and levies were approved by the Dental Council at its meeting on 3 February 2020.
  • Except as described above, no other changes have been made to fees as previously published in the Oral Health Practitioners (Fees) Notice 2019 (No. 1) notice published in the New Zealand Gazette, 11 February 2019, Notice No. 2019-gs588.