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Notice Title

Notice of Replacement of Prescribed Qualifications for Scope of Practice

Pursuant to section 12 of the Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act 2003, this notice is issued by the Dental Council.
The following replaces the prescribed qualifications for the "Scope of Orthodontic Auxiliary Practice" published in
the New Zealand Gazette, 15 March 2012, No. 33, page 1016.
Scope of Orthodontic Auxiliary Practice
Prescribed Qualifications
- Graduate Certificate of Orthodontic Assisting, Academy of Orthodontic Assisting; possession of a dental therapy, dental hygiene or dentistry qualification and approved experience in the provision of orthodontic auxiliary services under the direction and supervision of a dentist or dental specialist who can attest to competency1.
- Certificate of Orthodontic Assisting, New Zealand Association of Orthodontists: Orthodontic Auxiliary Training Programme2.
- Bachelor of Oral Health, University of Otago and registration in the Scope of Dental Hygiene Practice.
- Bachelor of Health Science in Oral Health, Auckland University of Technology conferred from 2011, and registration in the Scope of Dental Hygiene Practice.
- Bachelor of Health Science (Endorsement in Dental Hygiene), University of Otago conferred from 2002, and registration in the Scope of Dental Hygiene Practice.
- Diploma in Dental Hygiene, University of Otago conferred from 2002, and registration in the Scope of Dental Hygiene Practice, and Dental Council approved course for Extra-oral Radiography.
Key to Annotations
1The Dental Council approved this prescribed qualification on 10 July 2006.
2The Dental Council approved this prescribed qualification on 15 February 2010.