NZDHA & NZDOHTA Conference 2019
'Waves of Change - Navigating to Excellence'

Dates:  3rd & 4th May 2019
Venue: Cordis Hotel, Auckland


Welcome to NZDHA

The New Zealand Dental Hygienists Association is the professional association for Dental Hygienists in New Zealand. Dental Hygienists are oral healthy preventative practitioners. All practicing Hygienists in NZ are registered with the Dental Council of NZ and work with Dentists in private practice. Our association was formed in  1993 to unite Hygienists around the country. We have branches across NZ where members can regularly attend meetings to enhance their professional knowledge. Every year we hold an annual conference. The role of the Dental Hygienist is to help educate and promote healthy oral behaviours in patients as well as the prevention and treatment of periodontal disease.

The NZDHA provides a significant amount of information and support for its members. If you would like to register to be a member of our association simply click on the "Join Us" section of our website where you will find all the information you require.

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Why Oral Care?

Almost 50% of children aged 5-11 years have experienced dental decay in their baby teeth*; the earlier children develop good oral health behaviours, the better their long term oral health will be.

The Bright Smiles Bright Futures™ program gives teachers, children and families the tools they need to make good oral health a permanent part of their lives – focusing on building confidence to enable kids to take control of their own oral health.

What’s in the kits?

Primary School: Our Primary School kits are created for children between the ages of 5-9. The kits feature everything you need to fit oral health lessons into your existing curriculum. Each kit is suitable for classes of up to 32 kids.

Preschool: Our Preschool kits are created for children between the ages of 3-5. The kits cover not only good oral health but also hand washing with Palmolive. Each kit is suitable for classes of up to 28 kids.

English and Te reo Māori kits available.

2 easy ways to order!

Online – visit

Freecall – 1800 075 685 (Australia) 0800 556 615 (New Zealand)

Maximum of 8 kits per school per year, while stocks last.

To find out more about the program visit

*Ministry of Health. 2010. Our Oral Health: Key findings of the 2009 New Zealand Oral Health Survey. Wellington: Ministry of HealthOver 20 Years


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