NZDA Awards

INTEGRAL. Stand outs stand up.

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 Tuesday 13 October, TSB Arena Wellington. The NZDA Awards evening is the premiere event during the annual conference, hosted in Wellington 12 – 14 October 2020.

2019 NZDA Award recipients

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Key Dates

Nominations open Tuesday 12 May 2020

Nominations close Tuesday 11 August 2020

NZDA notify finalists and their nominee by Wednesday 2 September

Finalists announced by 2 September 2020

Awards presented at the NZDA Conference Dinner and Awards, Tuesday 13 October, Wellington

Award Categories

NZDA Service Award

Kindly 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

Kindly sponsored by Dental Protection Ltd

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.
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NZDA Public Service Award

Kindly 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.

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NZDA Outstanding Colleague Award

Kindly sponsored by Lumino the Dentists

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

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 if attending for a day. Additional tickets for partners and family may be purchased during the online registration subject to availability.


For further information regarding the NZDA Awards contact:

Paula Kappeli | Acting Membership Services Manager
New Zealand Dental Assoc.
T: +64 9 579 8001 | E:


Megan Crum | NZDA Conference Manager
Conference Innovators
T: +64 3 353 2821 | E: