Welcome to the Australian Dental Council

Role of the Australian Dental Council

The Australian Dental Council (ADC) is an independent accreditation authority assigned the accreditation functions for the dental professions by the Dental Board of Australia (DBA) within the National Registration and Accreditation Scheme (NRAS). 

A not-for-profit company, limited by guarantee under the Corporations Act 2001, the ADC works to protect the health and safety of the public by ensuring dental practitioners meet the high standards required of the dental professions in Australia. This is achieved through the accreditation of education and training programs and the assessment of overseas trained dental practitioners.

COVID-19 response

We have two pages dedicated to our response to COVID-19 in relation to dental practitioner assessments and program accreditation.

More information regarding COVID-19 and dental practitioner assessments is available here.

More information regarding COVID-19 and program accreditation is available here.

Latest news

Person sitting at computer
17 December 2020
With the recommencement of practical examinations fast approaching, many of you will be preparing to demonstrate your best skills. To assist with t
ADC examination centre
15 December 2020
The ADC is pleased to announce additional 2021 practical examination places. Due to high interest in practical examination sessions in 2021, additi
A pile of books with a highlighter
18 November 2020
The Australia Dental Council (ADC) is seeking a Policy and Research Coordinator to join its team for 12 months. The ADC is embarking on a number of