Consensus Statement on Sugary Drinks
Sugary drinks are no longer a looming public health crisis, but a very real one. By working together, and acting now, we can prevent not only oral health damage, but obesity - a leading risk factor for diabetes, cardiovascular disease and some cancers.Read More »
Dentistry in New Zealand
Private Dental Care
The majority of New Zealanders are treated by private dental practitioners. Those who access private dental care are expected to pay for their treatment at their own expense. There is no fixed or recommended fee structure for private practices. Dental practices set their fees based on factors such as the location and facilities that are available at the practice, and whether it is a specialist or general dental practice. Private practices offer wider choice of treatments and flexible appointment times. Some treatments such as orthodontics, implants and tooth whitening are only available in private practices and not at hospital dental departments.