Notice Type
General Section
Notice Title

Oral Health Practitioners (Fees) Notice 2019 (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 2019 (No. 1) and shall come into force on 1 April 2019.

(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 2018 (No. 1) notice published in the New Zealand Gazette, 8 February 2018, Notice No. 2018-gs528.

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 2019 for all fees except the Dentist and Dental Specialist Annual Practicing Certificate Fee and Disciplinary Levy which are effective from 1 October 2019

$

Registration Fees

 

New Zealand Qualified or NZDREX Qualified Applicant

 

Application for registration

484.42

Trans-Tasman Mutual Recognition (TTMR) Applicant

 

Dentists and Dental Specialists

 

Application for registration and annual practising certificate comprising:

 

(a) Application for registration

484.42

(b) Annual practising certificate fee

874.43

(c) Disciplinary levy

146.73

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 2020, pay a four month practising fee of $291.48 and disciplinary levy of $48.91.

 

Dental Hygienists and Orthodontic Auxiliaries

 

Application for registration and annual practising certificate comprising:

 

(a) Application for registration

484.42

(b) Annual practising certificate fee

736.77

(c) Disciplinary levy

1.11

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 2020, pay a four month practising fee of $245.59 and disciplinary levy of $0.37.

 

Dental Therapists

 

Application for registration and annual practising certificate comprising:

 

(a) Application for registration

484.42

(b) Annual practising certificate fee

842.44

(c) Disciplinary levy

(46.46)

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 2020, pay a four month practising fee of $280.81 and disciplinary levy of ($15.49).

 

Dental Technicians and Clinical Dental Technicians

 

Application for registration and annual practising certificate comprising:

 

(a) Application for registration

484.42

(b) Annual practising certificate fee

654.98

(c) Disciplinary levy

73.95

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 2020, pay a four month practising fee of $218.33 and disciplinary levy of $24.65.

 

Oral Health Therapists

 

Application for registration and annual practising certificate comprising:

 

(a) Application for registration

484.42

(b) Annual practising certificate fee

752.09

(c) Disciplinary levy

(101.26)

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 2020, pay a four month practising fee of $250.70 and disciplinary levy of ($33.75).

 

Overseas Applicant with Prescribed Qualification

 

Application for assessment of eligibility to be registered

1,211.07

Applicant with Non-prescribed Qualification

 

Application for assessment of eligibility to be registered under section 15(2) of the Act

3,655.51

Resubmission of application for assessment of eligibility under section 15(2) of the Act

2,845.37

Applicant with Non-prescribed Specialist Qualification

 

Application for assessment of eligibility to be registered under section 15(2) of the Act

4,660.70

Resubmission of application for assessment of eligibility under section 15(2) of the Act

2,845.37

Other Registration Fees

 

Application for removal of an exclusion(s) on the scope of practice after completion of a Dental Council approved course

266.42

Application for removal of an exclusion(s) on the scope of practice after completion of a course not approved by the Dental Council

484.42

Application for registration with a prescribed qualification in an additional scope of practice

484.42

Application for registration with a non-prescribed qualification in an additional scope of practice

748.95

Application for additional registration advice

484.42

Application for restoration to the Dental Register

484.42

Supply of certificate of good standing

96.87

Supply of replacement registration certificate or any other certificate

96.87

Application to undertake supervised orthodontic auxiliary practice while undertaking a prescribed training course

96.87

Application for an electronic copy of the published Dental Council Register

212.24

Administration fee

46.82

Recertification Fees

 

Dentists and Dental Specialists

 

Annual practising certificate fee and disciplinary levy for period 1 October 2019 to 30 September 2020 comprising:

 

(a) Annual practising certificate fee

874.43

(b) Disciplinary levy

146.73

Applicants who apply for a practising certificate within four months of the end of the annual recertification cycle ending on 30 September 2020, pay a four month practising fee of $291.48 and disciplinary levy of $48.91.

 

Practitioners who hold an annual practising certificate for the period ending 30 September 2019 whose complete and correct 2019/20 annual practising certificate application form and payment are not received by the Dental Council until after 30 September 2019:

Annual practising certificate fee and disciplinary levy for period 1 October 2019 to 30 September 2020 comprising:

 

(a) Annual practising certificate fee (includes additional processing fee $40.71)

915.14

(b) Disciplinary levy

146.73

Dental Hygienists and Orthodontic Auxiliaries

 

Annual practising certificate fee and disciplinary levy for period 1 April 2019 to 31 March 2020 comprising:

 

(a) Annual practising certificate fee

736.77

(b) Disciplinary levy

1.11

Applicants who apply for a practising certificate within four months of the end of the annual recertification cycle ending on 31 March 2020, pay a four month practising fee of $245.59 and disciplinary levy of $0.37.

 

Practitioners who hold an annual practising certificate for the period ending 31 March 2019 whose complete and correct 2019/20 annual practising certificate application form and payment are not received by the Dental Council until after 31 March 2019:

Annual practising certificate fee and disciplinary levy for period 1 April 2019 to 31 March 2020 comprising:

 

(a) Annual practising certificate fee (includes additional processing fee $40.71)

777.48

(b) Disciplinary levy

1.11

Dental Therapists

 

Annual practising certificate fee and disciplinary levy for period 1 April 2019 to 31 March 2020 comprising:

 

(a) Annual practising certificate fee

842.44

(b) Disciplinary levy

(46.46)

Applicants who apply for a practising certificate within four months of the end of the annual recertification cycle ending on 31 March 2020, pay a four month practising fee of $280.81 and disciplinary levy of ($15.49).

 

Practitioners who hold an annual practising certificate for the period ending 31 March 2019 whose complete and correct 2019/20 annual practising certificate application form and payment are not received by the Dental Council until after 31 March 2019:

Annual practising certificate fee and disciplinary levy for period 1 April 2019 to 31 March 2020 comprising:

 

(a) Annual practising certificate fee (includes additional processing fee $40.71)

883.15

(b) Disciplinary levy

(46.46)

Dental Technicians and Clinical Dental Technicians

 

Annual practising certificate fee and disciplinary levy for period 1 April 2019 to 31 March 2020 comprising:

 

(a) Annual practising certificate fee

654.98

(b) Disciplinary levy

73.95

Applicants who apply for a practising certificate within four months of the end of the annual recertification cycle ending on 31 March 2020, pay a four month practising fee of $218.33 and disciplinary levy of $24.65.

 

Practitioners who hold an annual practising certificate for the period ending 31 March 2019 whose complete and correct 2019/20 annual practising certificate application form and payment are not received by the Dental Council until after 31 March 2019:

Annual practising certificate fee and disciplinary levy for period 1 April 2019 to 31 March 2020 comprising:

 

(a) Annual practising certificate fee (includes additional processing fee $40.71)

695.69

(b) Disciplinary levy

73.95

Oral Health Therapists

 

Annual practising certificate fee and disciplinary levy for period 1 April 2019 to 31 March 2020 comprising:

 

(a) Annual practising certificate fee

752.09

(b) Disciplinary levy

(101.26)

Applicants who apply for a practising certificate within four months of the end of the annual recertification cycle ending on 31 March 2020, pay a four month practising fee of $250.70 and disciplinary levy of ($33.75).

 

Practitioners who hold an annual practising certificate for the period ending 31 March 2019 whose complete and correct 2019/20 annual practising certificate application form and payment are not received by the Dental Council until after 31 March 2019:

Annual practising certificate fee and disciplinary levy for period 1 April 2019 to 31 March 2020 comprising:

 

(a) Annual practising certificate fee (includes additional processing fee $40.71)

792.80

(b) Disciplinary levy

(101.26)

Retention on the Register Fees

 

Annual retention on the register fee for non-practising Dentist and Dental Specialist registrants (for period 1 October 2019 to 30 September 2020)

114.61

Annual retention on the register fee for non-practising registrants (excludes non-practising Dentist and Dental Specialist registrants) (for period 1 April 2019 to 31 March 2020)

114.61

Application to transfer from retention to practising where applicant subject to recency of practice policy

290.65

Examination Fees

 

New Zealand Dental Specialist Registration Examination (NZDSREX)

19,015.52

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)

5,042.41

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)

4,505.25

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)

3,257.81

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)

2,673.82

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)

5,042.41

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)

4,505.25

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)

3,257.81

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)

2,673.83

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)

5,042.41

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)

4,505.25

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)

3,257.81

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)

2,673.83

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)

4,027.92

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)

3,394.88

Professional Standards Programme Fees 1, 2, 3

 

Supervision 1, 2, 3 (12-month programme)

6,238.53

Oversight 1, 2, 3 (12-month programme)

4,048.20

Competence/Recertification Programme 1, 2, 3

 

– Distance learning – per module

3,135.56

– Clinical Training – per practice area of training

5,366.22

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

886.66

– Administration each 12 months thereafter

443.32

– Third party testing 1, 3

127.35
(per test)

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

1,843.11

Application for “removal of exclusion” course approval by providers who do not provide training as part of a primary Dental Council accredited qualification

3,993.48

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

3,583.60

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

6,274.76

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 $62.45 an hour.

Explanatory Note

This notice updates the Dental Council fee schedule with effect from 1 April 2019. 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 October to December 2018. Following the close of the consultation period on 14 December 2018, the 2019/20 fees and levies were approved by the Dental Council at its meeting on 30 January 2019.
  • Except as described above, no other changes have been made to fees as previously published in the Oral Health Practitioners (Fees) Notice 2018 (No. 1) notice published in the New Zealand Gazette, 8 February 2018, Notice No. 2018-gs528.