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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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RESOURCE CENTRE

Public Resources

Fee Survey 2015

This document contains data from the 2015 survey on average fees around New Zealand for a large variety of dental treatments. Please note that the NZDA does not have recommended fees for dental treatments. 

Tourism Dentistry - Dental treatment while on holiday...be wary!

Before you start packing your bags, we ask that you carefully consider the real cost, and the very real risks you are taking in having your dentistry overseas.  

Keeping Your Teeth For A Lifetime...Easy As!

Having a healthy mouth is important for overall health and well-being. Healthy teeth and gums play an important part in our ability to smile, eat, speak and socialize. Aimed at young adults this resource provides facts and simple tips on how to take care of teeth and keep them for life.  

Healthy Mouth, Healthy Ageing: Oral Health Guide for Caregivers of Older People

This resource was developed by the NZDA in conjunction with the Ministry of Health. This provides an overview of topics that are of particular relevance to providing oral health care for older people.

Good Oral Health, for All, for Life 

The Ministry of Health's Strategic Vision for Oral Health in New Zealand.

Health Education Resources 

The Ministry of Health has a range of oral health resources available for the general public. Please click this link https://www.healthed.govt.nz/ to access the catalogue of free health resources.