How to apply for Registration as a Specialist
You must provide a completed Registration form: “Form B1: Application For Registration as a
Specialist in New Zealand” for Council’s consideration.
Australian dentists seeking specialist registration under Trans Tasman Mutual Recognition
should complete Application Form B2 “TTMR Specialist Registration Application”
You must pay the appropriate fees in New Zealand dollars. Fees can paid by cheque, bank
draft, MasterCard or Visa. If paying by cheque or bank draft, please make it:
•payable to the Dental Council of New Zealand
•drawn on the ANZ Bank, Lambton Quay, Wellington
Your application will be acknowledged when it is received.
The Specialist Registration Committee will consider your application at its quarterly meeting
before making a recommendation to the full Council meeting. They will advise you the outcome
after the Council meeting.
Please note that you can apply for specialist registration concurrently with your application to
register as a dentist, however your specialist application will not be progressed until you have
gained registration as a general dentist. We would therefore recommend that you submit any
application for registration as a specialist after you have gained registration as a dentist.