Course details

New Zealand Dental Association Certificate in Dental Assisting
NZQF Level 3

About the course

Graduates will have the skills to work as a Dental Surgery Assistant, competently and safely assisting a dentist, dental therapist or dental hygienist during oral health care procedures. Graduates will also be able to assist with practice administration.

Entry requirements

Training courses are open to NZ Dental Association members, staff employed by NZ Dental Association members, employees of the University of Otago, and employees of the District Health Boards. The NZ Dental Association Executive may choose to increase the eligibility to enrol in the training courses on an ad-hoc basis. Non-eligible persons can make written application for enrolment to the Executive.

About the provider

NZDA membership opens up access to a wealth of resources designed to help in the day to day running of a practice. From ongoing professional development to providing trusted patient complaint advice and indemnity through to collegial contact and support. As the trusted voice for New Zealand dental professionals, we aim to help the public make informed choices about their dental care. Delivering accessible prevention information, initiatives and treatment in the community.

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