The New Zealand Cosmetic Teeth Whitening Association [NZCTWA] is a Ministry Of Health (MOH) recognised Self - Regulating trade group devoted to protecting public safety by ensuring teeth whitening practitioners are professionally trained, Certified and regulated

 It is a non-profit Association

 Dealing with an NZCTWA Registered Teeth Whitening Practitioner displaying NZCTWA Certification is the public assurance that they are dealing with a trained, qualified, and safe Cosmetic Teeth Whitening Practitioner or vendor who takes pride in the quality of their service and care


“The best way of doing something is locked up within the hands, head and the hearts of those doing it” – BMF

The NZCTWA fully supports self-regulation as an effective alternative to government regulation for the development of an appropriate Code of Conduct, Practise & Hygeine Guidelines and Training programs for our industry. The NZCTWA believes that voluntary self-regulation by the industry is the most effective method for preventing malpractice, ignorance, unskilfulness and unscrupulousness

This use of this method should see an increase in public confidence and trust in the Cosmetic Teeth Whitening Industry.


As more advances are made in the technology and safety of teeth whitening, progress is also being made towards teeth whitening services in the beauty industry

In New Zealand, the New Zealand Cosmetic Teeth Whitening Association has come to an agreement with the Environmental Protection Authority on specific guidelines when using hydrogen peroxide in teeth whitening, allowing teeth whitening services to be provided by Non-dentist cosmetic teeth whitening practitioners through the beauty industry – New Zealand Law

In New Zealand, the NZ Governments Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) (formerly ERMA) has established Public Safety Standards for the Cosmetic Teeth Whitening products suppliers and practitioners of our industry
- see NZCTWA media release and full ERMA Public Safety Rules.
- New Zealand Law