About our organisation
Becoming a member
Upcoming meetings
WBOP Student Scholarship
Situations Vacant


The Waikato Bay of Plenty Branch of the NZDA is an active non-profit association. Its monthly general meetings feature quality guest speakers, covering a multitude of dental disciplines, in venues throughout our region.

We encourage all dentists practising in our region to become Branch members. Our meetings provide excellent education and professional networking opportunities.

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Becoming a member

The Branch welcomes all dentists who practice in the Waikato and Bay of Plenty Regions, to apply to become Branch members. We have Branch Liaison Officers based in Hamilton, Tauranga and Rotorua, who will be pleased to receive enquiries about joining the Branch.

If you would like to become a member, you are welcome to peruse the Waikato BOP Branch Rules 2020 and print out our Membership Application Form (plus info) Following this, please contact a current Branch member, or the Branch Liaison Officer in your area or email our Branch Administrator at admin@wbopnzda.org.nz

For further info on gaining membership please see the website page on ‘Membership’.

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Upcoming meetings

The next Branch General Meeting will be held on Friday 29th July 2022, details TBC.

The next meeting of the Branch Executive Committee will be on Tuesday 13th September.

The 2022 Day Course was to be held on Friday 6th May at Hobbiton, 501 Buckland Road, Matamata, titled “Dental Trauma: Correct Management”. *NOW POSTPONED

Due to the current Omicron outbreak the Dental Trauma day course scheduled for Friday 6th May 2022 has been postponed to Friday 5th May 2023. It will be re-advertised in the NZDA Guide in the new year.

The  2021 Branch AGM was held on 12th November 2021 at 7.30pm, via ZOOM.

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WBOP Branch Student Scholarship 2022

The purpose of this student scholarship is to support and encourage young dental students during their degree and to connect them with members of the Waikato Bay of Plenty Branch of the NZDA, showcasing the collegiality and benefits the Branch can offer them in future. ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA FOR THE WBOP NZDA STUDENT SCHOLARSHIP
  • This Scholarship is open to any student who is studying a Bachelor of Dental Surgery at University of Otago who originates from the Waikato Bay of Plenty NZDA Branch region outlined in the map below.
  • The scholarship amount is $1000 per year to be applied for by 31st March each year. 
  • Should there be more than one applicant the scholarship will be awarded to the candidate chosen by the WBOP NZDA Branch Executive Committee. The scholarship may be divided.
  • The Branch Executive will decide on the successful applicant at the April Branch Executive Meeting. The successful applicant will be notified soon after this.
  • The scholarship may be applied for alongside any other scholarship as long as the terms do not conflict with the conditions of this scholarship.
  • It will be expected the student will correspond with the WBOP Branch throughout the year and try to attend at least one Branch meeting between February and October.
  • The scholarship will be offered as funds allow.
APPLICATION PROCESS To apply for this scholarship the following is required:
  • A completed application form
  • Copy of applicant’s academic record (NCEA and/or university results)
  • A covering letter (outlining interests, where applicant is from, and any other relevant background information)
  • The applicant’s CV (including referees) Please send the required information, noted above, to: secretary@wbopnzda.org.nz by 5pm on 31st March
Scholarship Winners: 2015: Meletta Chow 2016: Hannah Maher 2017: Shayden Bell 2018: Jarden Lacey 2019: Rereahu Jeffries 2020: Maia Tapsell 2021: Joanne Parry 2022: Jason Lee

Situations Vacant

This page is for Branch Members to advertise for staff. If you would like to post and advertisement here please contact the WBOP Branch Secretary: secretary@wbopnzda.org.nz


HAMILTON: We are looking for a dentist to join our well established and well-regarded practice. We have two clinics, one in Hillcrest and one in Tamahere. If interested, the right candidate can work towards becoming the principal dentist in Tamahere. Initially, we are offering 2-3 days a week across both clinics, but this will increase over time. The right applicant is empathetic, hard working, a team player and keen to join a great dental practice that provides quality dental care.
Please contact office@hillcrestdental.co.nz

HAMILTON: Dentist wanted!  Monday-Thursday at a fully digital, modern clinic in Hamilton. Flexible days and times. Experience is preferred but recent graduates are welcome to apply. Mentorship provided from senior dentists and specialists. Generous commission/ retainer and excellent support staff. Start in May 2021 although earlier start date also possible.
Please send CV to: 

TAURANGA: If you value lifestyle, the beach and outdoor activities then look no further. We have a dentist position available within our group practice that operates in Bethlehem, Mount Maunganui and Te Puke. We have full books, modern clinics and great equipment such as a microscope, OPG, laser, cerec, rotary endo, iv sedation equipment, implant surgery motor and surgical kit. We have streamlined policies, exact dental software, automated recalls, online booking, experienced staff and a great reputation in the Bay of Plenty. Check out www.toothfairydental.co.nz for the list of our services.
Email your resume to director@toothfairydental.co.nz 

TAURANGA: A Full time position is available for an experienced dentist [3-5 years minimum ] for our Tauranga practice. We are looking for someone who can communicate well with people , has good clinical skills and enjoys working in a friendly team environment.  An interest in surgery and implants would be an advantage but not essential. Our practice is situated on the fringe of the CBD and consists of four dentists and one hygienist. A full range of dentistry is carried out here in modern, well equipped surgeries. Totally compliant sterilising room, cerec, panex, rotary endo, digital radiographs , access to RA and IV sedation equipment and software of Excellence.
Please contact us at reception@dentalhouse.co.nz if you wish to join our happy team doing good dentistry on lovely people.

TAURANGA: Associate Dentist Job Opportunity in Sunny Central Tauranga.
We are seeking an experienced dentist to join our team part time initially and then progressing to full time by Jan 2022. We are a busy, established, independently owned dental practice in central Tauranga with an excellent reputation for high quality dentistry. You would be joining a great team of 3 dentists, a hygienist and support staff providing for a large, loyal patient base. The successful applicant would be taking over full books of lovely loyal patients who have been well looked after by our retiring experienced dentist for the last 36 years.  So, you would be expected to be busy from the get-go!
Experience: Ideally, we are seeking someone with 3+ years of private practice experience. Having orthodontic and surgical skills (or enthusiasm) would be preferred but not essential. Experienced clinicians will be allowed clinical autonomy. Recent graduates will be provided with clinical support by other experienced team members as needed to quickly improve their skills and confidence.
Our practice offers all aspects of general dentistry as well as some more complex treatments in-house, including digitally guided implant placement and restoration, cosmetic direct/indirect veneers, molar rotary endodontics etc. Some of us are also qualified to provide IV sedation and nitrous oxide sedation. We also have a hygienist on board to look after our patients’ periodontal needs.
Equipment: We have all the toys you may require. Our practice is equipped with all Sirona dental chairs (x5) with multiple screens and intraoral cameras attached, Exact Software, Digital Intraoral x-rays, Digital OPG, surgical motors, CEREC scanning and in-house milling unit, etc.
We also have excellent rapport with our range of local specialists (Endodontist, Periodontist, Prosthodontist & OMS) and dental laboratory all within a 200M radius from our clinic.
If this opportunity sparks your interest, please email your CV and cover letter to kane@dentalhouse.co.nz.

WAIHI: Come and join our friendly experienced team in Waihi, 45 mins drive from Tauranga. We have a part time position available for 1 day per week.
If you are confident in practicing all aspects of General Dentistry independently, have great communication skills and strong work ethic we want to hear from you, apply now!  Exact software/Digital radiographs.  Experience preferred but not essential.  New Graduates welcome.
Please email your CV and cover letter to: waihifamilydental@xtra.co.nz, or contact Donna on 07 8637272 for further information.

WHAKATANE: Whakatane invites you to soak up the special lure of the ocean and sunshine, embrace the great lifestyle of beaches, surfing, kayaking, fishing, bush walks, rivers, you name it Whakatane has it. You will marvel at the relaxed friendliness of the people as you discover all the little things that make Whakatane so exceptional. www.whakataneinfo.co.nz  Phoenix House Dental Centre is looking at employing another full time dentist to join our team. We are a husband and wife team and are both experienced dentists providing a broad scope of comprehensive dentistry using contemporary techniques. We are fully digital, including our X-ray and Panex systems, use a Trios 3-Shape scanner and place and restore our own implants.
Our practice is well established with good management systems and we have previously employed and mentored four Otago graduates.
This position would suit a new or recent graduate who wishes to increase their skill-set under the mentorship of an experienced team.
Please contact Monique Arnold, Office Manager at phoenix.house@xtra.co.nz
www.phoenixhousedentalcentre.co.nz or phone 07 308 7469 for any enquiries.

WHITIANGAFancy a change of scene? Dentist needed for busy, long established, rural general dental practice in Whitianga. Would suit someone/family who enjoys a quiet beach lifestyle in the (normally) sunny Coromandel. Position available now.
Contact Wendy Lidgard at wendy.lidgard@outlook.com

Dental Hygienists:


We are seeking a Locum Hygienist for early November till the end of December. Days would be Monday, Tuesday, and the occasional Friday and Saturday morning. We are a fun friendly modern practice with up-to-date equipment. We are located at Tauranga Shopping Centre with free car parking available. Please feel free to pop in and say hello. Contact 07-5431123 Tania Johnson, Tauranga Crossing Dental
Email: info@taurangacrossingdental.co.nz

TAURANGA:  We have recently added an established clinic to our group practice, in sunny Tauranga, and we are after a friendly new hygienist to join our team! The initial position is for 1-2 days with scope to grow into a full time position. The ideal applicant should be: – Gentle and Caring- Thorough- Be a team player- Have outstanding communication skills- Excellent time management skills- Knowledge of exact preferred but not essential. You will be working in a modern practice which has cerec, CBCT, digital x-rays, the list goes on. Being part of a group practice there is also an abundance of clinical support. If this sounds like you get in touch quick, as this position will not be available for long!
Contact Corleah: 0210551587
email: erdentalcorleah@gmail.com


Dental Assistants, position wanted:

HAMILTON: A keen BDS4 student who will be in Hamilton back home over the summer for the break is wondering if there are any temporary dental assistant vacancies available over November, December and, January or if you know anyone within the Branch happy to have a student. Thank you for your help.
Kind regards, Christopher Mo.
My phone number is 0223986483
email: moye6072@student.otago.ac.nz

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The Waikato Bay of Plenty Branch covers a significant part of New Zealand's North Island, from south of Auckland to Turangi and from coast to coast.

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