NZDA Awards

He aha te mea nui o te ao
What is the most important thing in the world?

He tāngata, he tāngata, he tāngata
It is the people, it is the people, it is the people

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

Be involved in celebrating our unsung heroes with awards that acknowledge their contribution to our community. In September this year we’ll be holding the fourth annual Conference Dinner and NZDA Awards. All NZDA members attending the full Conference will be provided a complimentary ticket included in their registration.

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 September at the Rotorua Energy Events Centre.

The Dinner and NZDA Awards is the premiere event during the annual conference, hosted in Rotorua 17 – 19 September 2021.


NZDA Service Award sponsored by Dental Protection

NZDA Branch Initiative of the Year sponsored by Dental Protection

NZDA Public Service Award sponsored by BUPA Dental Corporation

NZDA Colleague of the Year sponsored by Lumino The Dentist

NZDA Outstanding Young Dentist sponsored by NZDA

Key dates

Entries closed Tuesday 13 July 2021

NZDA will announce finalists by Tuesday 17 August 2021

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 wish to purchase a dinner ticket(s) this can be done during registration. A ticket can be purchased for $150.

Key information

Date: Friday 17 September

Time: 7:00pm - late

Venue: Rotorua Energy Events Centre

NZDA Awards 2020