The Board in partnership with the Dental Council (New Zealand) (the Council) have developed Entry-level competencies for dental specialties.
These competencies describe the level of competence expected of applicants for registration with the Board and the Council.
The Board has published a consultation report (see below) to provide a summary of the consultation process undertaken to develop these competencies. This report:
While the competencies have been developed with the Council, there are two Australian specialties not recognized in New Zealand: dento-maxillofacial radiology and forensic odontology.
The competencies are used to support a number of regulatory functions by the Board. These functions include accreditation, registration and notification.