The ADC has been gazetted by the Minister for Immigration, pursuant to the Migration Act 1958, Migration Regulations amendment 1999, 2.26B, to perform the skills assessment function for migration purposes for the occupation of registered dentist.

Under the provisions of the Health Practitioner Regulation National Law Act 2009 the Australian Dental Council (ADC) has been appointed to perform the accreditation functions for the Dental Board of Australia (DBA). One of the accreditation functions is the assessment of the knowledge, clinical skills and professional attributes of overseas trained dental practitioners who are seeking registration with the DBA to practise in Australia.

The ADC examination procedure is available to:

General dentists who:

  • hold a university dental degree or diploma obtained after at least four years full-time academic study at an acknowledged university, or an appropriate qualification; and,
  • have held full and unrestricted registration/licensure in his/her home country or country of training, and there has been no withdrawal of registration.

 

Dental Hygienists and/or Dental Therapists who:

  • hold a dental hygiene and/or dental therapy qualification which was obtained after at least  two years full-time academic study; and,
  • have held full and unrestricted registration/licensure in his/her home country or country of training, and there has been no withdrawal of registration.

 

The ADC assessment and examination procedure consists of the following steps:

 

Pathway for overseas dental graduates

 

The ADC Assessment applies to Step 1 of the process.

Candidates must also meet specific English language requirements in order to complete the process.

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