News Video | Policy | GPs | Hospitals | Medical | Mental Health | Welfare | Search

 

Dentists’ New Leader Advocates Commonsense

May 29, 2001


Christchurch dentist Dr Brent Stanley has been elected chairman of the Dental Council of New Zealand, the statutory Authority which governs this country’s 1550 practising dentists & dental specialists.

He succeeds Dr David Marshall who held the role for the past six years.

Dr Stanley believes major legislative change in the form of the Health Professionals Competency Assurance Bill currently being drafted will have a major effect on the regulation and practise of dentistry. Government and consumers are increasingly demanding that health professionals can clearly demonstrate ongoing competency.

“The Dental Council has a crucial role in facilitating the continued improvement of professional standards which is the purpose of the legislation,” he says.

“The profession must have effective input into this process. In my new role I will be working to ensure that any proposed legislation protects the public interest with realistic and workable provisions which do not contribute further to the administrative burden currently experienced by most dental professionals.

Dr Stanley is a GP dentist in private practice. He has served in the past as president of the New Zealand Dental Association, and is currently a councillor of the World Dental Federation.

“I value the opportunity to continue to advocate for a commonsense approach towards the regulation of our profession.”

Wellington dentist Dr Jeffrey Annan has been elected the Council’s Deputy Chairman.

…ends/

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 


Howard Davis: Off The Hidden Path - Five Los Angeles Treasures (Part I)

The immense cultural diversity of LA provides an extraordinary variety of lifestyles and arhcitecture. Here are five 'hidden' destinations where the discerning traveller can appreciate and enjoy this unique and constantly evolving metropolis. More>>


City Of 100 Lovers: Multi-Million Dollar NZ Theatre Production To Launch

Produced in New Zealand with an $8 million budget, this musical comedy has been created with both locals and tourists in mind. More>>


Howard Davis Review: The Outsider Art of Tony Fomison

Among such gifted contemporaries as Bill Hammond, Tony de la Tour, and printmaker Jason Grieg, Fomison distinguished himself as highly idiosyncratic, and could have become wealthy, had not his demons prevented him from investing his income wisely. In his near monochrome oil painting on black hessian, he staked out a territory of morbid originality. More>>

Scoop Review Of Books: Immortal Love

The series has a wild-west tone with a steampunk vibe, so if you’re a fan of Joss Whedon’s Firefly or Joe Abercrombie’s Shattered Sea, then chances are you’ll enjoy this book. More>>

Howard Davis Review: The Trappings of Success - McQueen

This troubling documentary about the extraordinary life and untimely death of British fashion designer Alexander McQueen is a cautionary tale of an extremely gifted, but self-destructive soul caught up in a business that chews up and spits out its creative talent. More>>

Indycars: Dixon Wins Fifth US Championship

The New Zealand motor racing driver Scott Dixon has won the US Indycar championship for the fifth time, finishing second in the final race of the season in Sonoma, California. More>>

ALSO:

 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • CULTURE
  • HEALTH
  • EDUCATION
 
 
  • Wellington
  • Christchurch
  • Auckland