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NZDA Awards

Be involved in nominating our unsung heroes with awards that acknowledge their contribution to our community. In August this year, we'll be holding the first annual Conference Dinner and NZDA Awards. All NZDA members attending Conference will be provided with a complimentary ticket with their full registration.

Entries for the 2018 NZDA Awards are CLOSED.

Key dates


Friday 25 May

Friday 1 June

FINALISTS ANNOUNCED                          
July edition of NZDA News

Finalists will receive extensive PR and social media exposure as well recognition by their Branches, the NZDA community and peers. Finalists and award winners will have the opportunity to be formally recognised for their achievements by colleagues, industry partners and guests at the Conference Dinner and NZDA Awards evening on Friday 17 August, Cordis Hotel (formerly the Langham Hotel). The dinner and NZDA awards is the premiere event during the annual conference, hosted in Auckland 16 – 18 August 2018.


Branches are invited to submit applications for one or more of the following awards:

NZDA Service Award 2018 (new award), sponsored by Dental Protection Ltd

The purpose of the Service Award is to recognise members who have made an outstanding contribution and who exemplify outstanding volunteer spirit through excellence in service and commitment to NZDA.

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NZDA Branch Initiative of the Year 2018 (new award), sponsored by Bupa Dental Corporation 

The purpose of this Award is to honour and recognise the contribution of NZDA branches to the activity and mission of NZDA. It is awarded to a Branch that through its effort and initiative has contributed to

  • representing dentists or dentistry
  • supporting dentists
  • advancing science, advancing people or
  • informing - galvanising into action or delivering initiatives and treatment in the community.


NZDA Public Service Award (New award), sponsored by Bupa Dental Corporation

This Award will be presented to an NZDA member who exemplifies humanitarian ideals and attributes by

  • contributing significantly to alleviating human suffering and improving the quality of life and oral health of individuals both in NZ and/or abroad
  • demonstrating significant leadership and outstanding volunteer accomplishments that bring honour to the profession
  • serving as an inspiration to the dental profession, colleagues and those treated.


NZDA Colleague of the Year, sponsored by Henry Schein New Zealand

Awarded to an inspirational role model and ambassador for the profession. A person who is supporting and encouraging of other members, involved in some type of mentoring and helps colleague's educational needs by sharing knowledge or facilitating sharing by others and at Branch level is active in welcoming members and promoting collegiality.

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General information

Please note that entries for the Award nominations open on 6 March. Registration of interest is to be submitted by Friday 25 May. Entries close Friday 1 June.

Award finalists and their nominee will be notified the week commencing Monday 11 June 2018.

Winners will be announced at the Conference Dinner and NZDA Awards evening. Tickets for the dinner are included in the conference full registration or may be purchased when registering for the conference is attending for a day. Additional tickets for partners and family may be purchased during the online registration.


For further information regarding the awards contact:

Ami Gilchrist | Membership Services Manager
New Zealand Dental Assoc.
T: +64 9 579 8001 | E: ami@nzda.org.nz


Megan Crum | NZDA Conference Manager
Conference Innovators 
T: +64 3 353 2821 |  E: megan@conference.nz

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