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.

The Australian Dental Council is now able to accept mail and deliveries via courier.

Latest news

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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
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04 November 2020
Results for the September 2020 general dentistry written examination are now available via the Candidate Portal. You can access the Candidate Porta
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30 October 2020
The ADC is updating general dentistry written and practical examination material in line with changes to professional resources and important research
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Candidates should be considering these revisions when submitting an application for ADC examinations announced here. The revised ADC communication