There are two pathways for application for registration by overseas qualified dental hygienists and dental therapists. There is only one pathway for application for registration for overseas qualified oral health therapists.
Dental hygienists, dental therapists and oral health therapists registered to practise in New Zealand are eligible to apply for general registration with the Dental Board of Australia under trans-Tasman mutual recognition.
This applies irrespective of where training was carried out and qualifications held.
An application form is available in the Forms section.
If a dental hygienist or dental therapist holds overseas qualifications and is not registered in New Zealand then they can: