New Zealand Regional Committee

To ensure that Fellows, Members and those enrolled in any of the College programs have a local point of contact, the RACDS is organised into Regional Committees.

Role Committee Member Email
Dr Lara Friedlander For all enquiries, please email
Candidate Advisor
Dr Laura Ichim
Candidate Advisor
Dr Fiona Firth
*Contact for Membership candidates – Dr Vivek Jain
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Past Events

NZ Study Day 
The RACDS New Zealand Regional Committee welcomes you all to its Annual NZ Study Day and Annual General Meeting. This has always been a really successful and collegial event for Fellows and Members in our region and throughout the day you will be hearing from a range of interesting speakers. This is also a great opportunity for Candidates to engage with Fellows and Members, and to consider different viewpoints in preparation for exams.

Date & Time:

Saturday 19 October 2019 
Registration at 8.30am 
9am-4.30 pm with lunch included

QT Wellington Museum Hotel


NZD $175 (Fellows/Members)
NZD $150 (Candidates)

Prof Warwick Duncan - New Periodontal Classification  
Dr Andrew Cautley - Assessment for Implant Treatment  
Dr Hadleigh Clark - Oral Medicine Update  
Dr Tom Butchard - Public Health Dentistry  
Prof Nick Chandler - Endodontics

Please email our Treasurer, Prof Karl Lyons for any enquiries.

College Lucheon
Date & Time:

Monday 29 July 2019

Shed 5, Queens Wharf, Wellington 6011


RACDS President Dr Paul Sambrook would like to request your company at this year's College Luncheon on Monday 29 July 2019 at Shed 5 (next to the NZDA venue TSB Arena). We will also be joined by New Zealand Regional Committee Chair Dr Lara Friedlander and our CEO Dr Karen Luxford.

NZ Study Day
Date & Time:
Saturday 27 October 2018
8:30am - 4:45pm

Museum Hotel, 90 Cable St, Te Aro, Wellington



Speakers on the day include:
Dr Michael Courtney - Orthodontics
Dr Robin Whyman - Dental Public Health
Dr Caitlin Agnew - Paediatrics
Mr Duncan Bayne - Plastic Surgery
Mr Brian Whitley - OMS
Dr Moira Smith - Public Health
Dr Erin Mahoney - Chair of NZ Regional Committee

Please contact Karl Lyons at for any questions or queries.

College Luncheon
Date & Time:
Saturday 18 August 2018
12:30pm - 2:00pm

Gusto at the Grand, Sky City, Auckland

$75 AUD/NZ

Who Can Attend:
College Fellows, Members, Candidates and their partners

The RACDS President Dr Patrick Russo and I would like to request your company at this year's College Luncheon as part of NZDA conference, on Saturday 18 August at Gusto at the Grand in SkyCity (NZDA venue).
If you are available to join us, please reply to this email and our staff will assist you with the booking form. Alternatively, you can book your seat at the Luncheon when registering for NZDA here: 
We look forward to seeing you in August, and we hope to see you at Convocation in September in South Australia, We are bringing together the best minds in dentistry, with over 20 leading local and global dental practitioners and researchers speaking on the scientific programme. Register here for the 24th biennial RACDS Convocation: 

NZ Study Day
Date &Time:
Saturday 28 October 2017
Study - 8:30am - 4:30pm
Dinner - 7:30pm

Study - QT Museum Hotel, 90 Cable St, Wellington
Dinner - Bastardo Ristorante, 82 Tory Street, Wellington

Study - $250 NZD
Dinner - Pay As You Go (partners and guests are welcome)

Accommodation can be booked directly with the hotel - or phone 04 802 8900.
Please contact Erin Mahoney at for any questions or queries.

RACDS NZ College Luncheon
Date & Time:
Thursday 27 October 2016
12:30pm - 2:00pm

Shed 5 Restaurant, Queens Wharf, Wellington (Private dining room)

College Fellows, Members, candidates and partners are invited to join Dr David Sykes (President) for lunch during the NZDA Conference 2016. It will be a chance to meet and network with members of Council, NZ Regional Committee, colleagues and peers...more

NZ Study Day and Dinner
Date & Time:
Saturday 3 September 2016
8:30am - 4:00pm

Nugget Point Hotel
146 Arthurs Point Road, Arthurs Point

In addition, the 2016 recipient of the Sutherland Prize, Dr Laura Ichim will be speaking on a general dentistry topic. Along with a wonderful dinner supported by the RACDS. We will be celebrating the recent FRACDS and MRACDS NZ graduates...more >