Why Become a Member of the NZDHA?

  • Opportunities to develop professional contacts and friendship.
  • Reduced fees for the NZDHA annual Conference.
  • Opportunities for free CPD at branch level – approx 4hrs per year
  • Webinars
  • Mentoring
  • Membership of the International Federation of Dental Hygienists
  • Representation of your profession in private, public and political arenas
  • Profession updates and news
  • $10m Professional Indemnity insurance tailored to your profession with BMS (optional)
  • Annual Volunteer Grants
  • CPD App to recorde CPD information
  • MOU with DHAA and ADOHTA so member rates apply
  • 15% discount on all Emcare Courses
  • 15% discount Prime Practice course
  • Specsaver discounts
  • No Joining Fee Jetts Fitness

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!

Membership Options

Association Membership Details

Membership to the Association shall be open to  anyone registered with the Dental Council of New Zealand in one (or more) of the Scopes of Practice for Dental Hygiene (including orthodontic auxillaries) and Oral Health Therapy, or  to anyone who are interested in the objectives of the Association and are willing to comply with the Constitution, Rules, Regulations and Policies of the Association. Membership is for 12 months from 1 October each year at $180.00 and optionally  includes of  $10m Professional Indemnity coverage $210.00. 

Association Members (Full members) $390.00 annually including $10m Professional Indemnity Insurance

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Allied Membership Details

Allied Supporters shall be individuals, institutions, federations, organisations or groups who are involved in the health profession and who demonstrate support for the policies of the Association.

Application for Allied Supporter Affiliation shall be made to the membership committee of the NZDHA executive. Upon its recommendation, affiliation shall be granted by the Executive Committee and shall become effective upon receipt of the initial subscription fees.

Allied Supporters are liable for Allied Supporter membership dues. Allied Supporters do not exercise the right to vote nor do they have the right to representation.

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Associate Membership Details

Overseas Membership to the Association may be granted to any Dental Hygienist not currently registered with the DCNZ who is interested in the objectives of the Association and are willing to comply with the Constitution, Rules, Regulations and Policies of the Association. The Membership year is from 1 October to 30 September each year. Annual membership dues must be current for membership. Overseas membership dues will be 75% of the Association Membership dues and does not include any journal subscriptions or the right to vote or serve in any capacity throughout the Association. Overseas Members will be given access to the NZDHA website and welcome to attend any branch meetings as members. Branches will not be paid any honorarium for overseas members listed in their branch. If an associate member becomes a registered Dental Hygienist in New Zealand they must pay the additional 25% of the total membership dues.

Associate Members (hygienists not currently registered with DCNZ) $135.00 annually

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Student Membership Details

Students Members (currently studying Bachelor of Oral Health in NZ). Student Membership may be conferred on any person currently studying towards a dental hygiene qualification in New Zealand. Student membership allows students to gain access to all continuing professional development and publications. They have no voting rights and are not eligible to hold office. Student Membership runs from 1 January to the 31 December annually.

Students Members (currently studying Bachelor of Oral Health in NZ) Graduates will be invoiced to become Full members.

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