Dental Hygienists and Oral Health Therapists are the primary oral health preventative practitioners in NZ and one of the aims of the NZDHA is to maintain and nurture this profile. To practice as a hygienist or oral health therapist in NZ you must register with the DCNZ. The NZ Dental Hygienists’ Association was formed in 1993 and operates on behalf of the New Zealand Dental Hygiene Profession as well as advocates for preventative oral health. The NZDHA has branches throughout New Zealand where members regularly meet for Continuing Professional Development (CPD) and peer contact. It is a great way to build relationships with colleagues, gain knowledge, experience and support within the Hygienist community.

As a member of the NZDHA you will receive a subscription to our newsletter which is distributed four times a year. You will also get the discounted fee for our annual National Conference. We also offer members financial support for volunteer work. Don’t forget to join our Facebook page!

We are continually updating the website and CPD APP with upcoming CPD events around the country. Please keep on checking in.

Becoming a member of the NZDHA shows your commitment to the Oral Health profession. Your voice is important to us and the professional future of the Hygienist and Oral health therapists .

Join your local branch now, get involved and be the best Hygienist you can be!


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Anna Holyoake

Vice President
Sam Carrington

Erin Campbell-Day

Lizelle Koen

Lesley Turner Hall


CPD Officer
Jiljane Delaney

IFDH Representative
Rachel Smith

IFDH Representative
Mary Mowbray