NZDA Awards

Award and reward

It's time to think about our colleagues who deserve nomination.

It’s time to recognise more amazing contributions and achievements.

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 fourth annual Conference Dinner and NZDA Awards. All NZDA members attending Conference will be provided a complimentary ticket.*

Finalists will receive extensive PR and social media exposure as well as 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 19 August at Te Pae in Christchurch.

The Dinner and NZDA Awards is the premiere event during the annual conference, hosted in Christchurch 18 – 20 August 2022.

Branches are encouraged to consider nominating a Branch Member who is an inspirational role model and ambassador for the profession (Colleague of the Year).

Both Branches and NZDA Full Members are encouraged to consider nominating a member who has made a significant contribution through volunteer service (Service Award).


NZDA Colleague of the Year sponsored by Lumino The Dentists

NZDA Service Award sponsored by Dental Protection

Key dates

Entries open Tuesday 19 April 2022

Entries close Tuesday 21 June 2022

NZDA will announce finalists by Tuesday 26 July 2022

Awards to be presented


Conference Dinner & Awards

Ticket information

*A ticket to the Conference Dinner & Awards is included in a full member registration. We do ask that you indicate during the registration process if you wish to attend so we can cater accordingly. If you want to purchase additional ticket(s) this can be done during registration. A ticket can be purchased for $150.

Key information

Date: Friday 19 August

Time: 7:00pm - late

Venue: Te Pae, Christchurch

NZDA Awards 2020