Dental Code of Practice
The purpose of the Code is to ensure high ethical interactions and socially acceptable behaviour within the Dental Industry and ensure the Oral Healthcare Professional, the Regulator and the New Zealand community can have confidence in their dealings with the Dental Industry and its Products and services.
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What does the Dental Code regulate?
The Dental industry Code is a self-regulatory Code that regulates several key areas of industry activity.
- Provision of product training and education by industry
- Third party educational conferences
- Hospitality for oral healthcare professionals
- Consultancy arrangements with healthcare professionals
The Code sets out standards which industry participants are urged to observe. The Code is compulsory for Dental members of MTANZ but extends to all companies in the dental technology industry if they agree to observe the Code. The purpose of the Code is to ensure high standards of integrity of behaviour across the medical technology industry to enable patient and oral healthcare professional confidence in dealings with the industry and its products. There are several industry codes applying to different therapeutic sectors. It is the intention that the Dental Code of Practice apply to the supply of dental technology products. Where there is another therapeutic industry code that is more relevant, then that code will generally be the more appropriate code.