Notice Type
General Section
Notice Title

Oral Health Practitioners (Fees) Amendment Notice 2006 (No. 1)

Pursuant to sections 130 to 133 of the Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act 2003, the following notice is given.
N o t i c e
1. Title and commencement—(1) This notice may be cited as the Oral Health Practitioners’ (Fees) Amendment Notice 2006 (No. 1) and shall come into force on 1 April 2006.
(2) This notice has the status of a Regulation for the purposes of the Regulations (Disallowance) Act 1989.
2. Fees—The Dental Council of New Zealand sets the following fees, payable to the council, specified in
the attached Schedule.
3. Tax—The fees are inclusive of goods and services tax.
Fees Payable
Registration Fees $1
Annual practising certificate:
? For dental therapists practising in New Zealand 632.002
? For dental hygienists practising in New Zealand 610.002
? For orthodontic auxiliaries practising in New Zealand 375.002
? For dental technicians practising in New Zealand 450.002
? For clinical dental technicians practising in New Zealand 750.002
Initial application fee for the approval of “add-on” courses 1,406.253
Key to Annotations
1Fees are calculated on a cost recovery basis. The annual practising certificate (APC) for dental therapists includes a small additional % to
build reserves for unforeseen operations such as discipline, competency or judicial review cases while the APC for the other groups is set to reduce reserves to a more appropriate level.
2This fee covers the period from 1 April 2006 to 31 March 2007. If an APC is required for a lesser period, the APC is apportioned on a monthly basis plus an administrative charge of $50.00.
3The direct costs of the approval process are shared equally between the Dental Council of New Zealand and the course provider. Unless a site visit is required, the direct costs are unlikely to exceed $2,500.00. Therefore, initial course approval application fee is $1,250.00 plus G.S.T. When course assessment costs are likely to exceed $2,500.00, the course submitter will be consulted.