Dental Council Removal from the Dental RegisterThe Dental Council may at any time ask whether an oral health practitioner wishes to have his or her entry in the Dental Register to be removed (S144). Dental Council may remove the entry if the dental practitioner:
Voluntary Removal from the Dental RegisterPursuant to S142 of the HPCAA, a practitioner may on written application request removal from the register.
Restoration to the registerWhere a practitioner has been voluntarily removed from the Dental Register (S142) there is no right to restoration.
If an oral health practitioner, whose entry on the Dental Register has been removed by the Dental Council pursuant to S144, applies to have his or her entry restored the Dental Council must restore the entry as long as the practitioner is fit to practise (Sn 16), is not subject to disciplinary proceedings and is not subject to an order from the Health Practitioners Disciplinary Tribunal that his or her registration be cancelled.
In order to obtain an Annual Practising Certificate (required to practise in New Zealand) practitioners must satisfy Recency of Practice requirements. For details on Recency of Practice requirements for each profession please refer to Recertification.
Application ProcessIf you wish your entry in the Dental Register to be restored you will need to apply to the Dental Council using application form REG007.
If you have been practising overseas you will also need to arrange for a Certificate of Good Standing (no older than three months) from every dental jurisdiction in which you have practised in the last seven years, excluding New Zealand, to be sent directly to the Council.