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Registration Policy for Overseas qualified Dentists for New Zealand

Author: NZDC, Posted on Thursday, August 26 @ 14:23:49 IST by RxPG  

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Each application for registration and each applicant is considered by the Council on a case by
case basis and in accordance with the provisions of the Dental Act.

In assessing each application for registration from overseas-trained dentists Council considers
the statutory requirements of s20 & 22 of the Dental Act 1988, which state:

Sn 20. Overseas Qualifications for registration –

(1) Except as provided in Sn 22 of this Act, every person shall be entitled to be registered
under this Act who satisfies the Council…..

(a) that he or she intends to reside and practise in New Zealand

(b) (i) is the holder of a degree in dentistry granted by a university elsewhere than in
New Zealand; and
(ii) has, in the course of obtaining that degree, successfully completed a course of
study that is equivalent to the course of study set down for admission to the degree
of Bachelor of Dental Surgery of a university in New Zealand; and
(iii) is registered in the dental register kept in the country in which the degree is
granted. Or that there is a good and sufficient reason why he or she is not so
registered; and
(iv) has a reasonable command of the English language

(2) Council may, before authorising the registration of any applicant require the applicant to
undertake and pass an examination set or recognised by the Council for the purpose of
satisfying itself that the applicant has sufficient knowledge and experience to practise in
New Zealand and that… the applicant has a reasonable command of the English language;
and, … the Council may set or conduct or recognise such oral, written, and practical
examinations as it thinks fit.

Sn 22. Fitness to practise dentistry –

(1) No person shall be registered under this Act –

(a) if the person has been convicted by any Court in New Zealand or overseas of any
offence punishable by imprisonment for not less than 3 months and the body
responsible for maintaining the register is satisfied that the circumstances of the
offence reflect adversely on the person’s fitness to practise dentistry; or

(b) if the body responsible for maintaining the register is satisfied that registration would
be inappropriate because the person is liable to face professional disciplinary
proceedings in another country or is under investigation by any dental professional
organisation in another country; or

(c) if the body responsible for maintaining the register is satisfied that the person would
be unable to perform professional duties satisfactorily by reason of any mental or
physical disability or condition; or

(d) if the body responsible for maintaining the register is otherwise satisfied that the
person is not fit to practise as a dentist … as the case may be.

Council also takes the view that “knowledge and experience” are requirements for registration in
their own right (under Sn 22(1)(d) and/or Sn 20(2)).

In assessing whether an applicant meets the statutory requirements of the Dental Act, the
Dental Council gives consideration to such particulars as:

•the applicant’s course of study as compared with the BDS (Otago), including whether the
applicant is a graduate of university accredited by a sound accreditation process 1 and
bearing in mind the difficulties in attempting to assess individual university courses on a
paper basis:

•whether the applicant has sat and passed relevant licensing authority examinations in the
country from which the dental degree was granted

•overseas registration details

•immigration status

•recency of practice

•post-graduate training

•professional development

•other qualifications held relevant to the practice of dentistry

1 Council recognises the following accreditation systems as having vigorous and robust accreditation processes, which accredit courses, which are considered equivalent to, the Otago BDS:

•Commission on Dental Accreditation which accredits dental schools in the USA and Canada

•The Australian Dental Council system which accredits schools in Australia

The accreditation system run by the United Kingdom General Dental Council (GDC). This involves UK dental schools and the following overseas schools: Western Cape (until 31/12/97), Hong Kong, Singapore, Witswaterand, Pretoria, Stellenbosch, Medical University of South Africa and Malaya (until 31/12/00). Generally this means that graduates of UK, Australian, US, Canadian, Hong Kong, Singapore, South African and Malaysian schools are registered subject to sitting and passing a two hour open book examination on NZ Conditions of Practice. Other applicants are normally also required to sit and pass the
6 hour Written Examination and the Clinical Examination which is conducted over 4 days.
Council will continue to assess and make decisions on the recognition of other overseas accreditation
systems as they develop.

•employment history

•certificate of good standing from the jurisdiction/s last registered with

•referees’ reports

•previous NZDREX pass rates of contemporaneous graduates from the same university

•details of any mental or physical disability or condition

•police or Interpol checks

•whether the applicant has satisfied the Council that he or she has sufficient knowledge of
the cultural, social and legislative framework for the delivery of care in New Zealand

•evidence of English language skills. In general applicants are considered to have a
reasonable command of English:
- if English is their first language and they completed their primary dental training in English;
or
- they have passed a Council approved English test to the required level



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