Orthodontic Careers

Becoming an Orthodontist

For information on training to become an Orthodontist please visit the University of Otago School of Dentistry website for more information.

Becoming an Orthodontic Auxiliary

For information about becoming an Orthodontic Auxiliary, please download one of the following information sheets.

DCNZ Flow Diagram OA registration pathways  as at January 2024

1- NZAO OATP Quick Summary

NB: If you are not employed by a practice accredited NZAO member then you must liaise & register with Dental Council direct

Orthodontic Professional Development

All full members of the NZ Association of Orthodontists are expected to undergo additional training and professional development every year. For full details on what is expected, or if you are offering a course you believe our members may be interested in, please contact the Executive Administrator and ask for the necessary information sheets and application forms.