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Tooth Structure

The part of the tooth that is usually visible over the gum is called the crown and the part that is attached to the gum is called the root. Enamel is the outer calcified tissue layer covering the crown of the tooth. It is one of the hardest substances in the body.

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HEALTH PROFESSIONALS

Oral Health Contacts

New Zealand Dental Association

NZDA House

Building 1, 195 Main Highway

Ellerslie, Auckland 1051

PO Box 28084, Remuera 1541

www.nzda.org.nz

CEO - Dr David Crum, 09 579 8001

Ministry of Health -Oral Health

Level 2, 1-3 The Terrace

PO Box 5013

Wellington

www.moh.govt.nz/oralhealth

Chief Dental Officer - 04 816 3635

Dental Council of New Zealand

Level 5, 138 The Terrace

PO Box 10-448

Wellington

www.dcnz.org.nz

Phone: 04 499 4820