Dental hygienist, dental therapist and oral health therapist written examination

Overview

The written examination is the second stage of the ADC assessment process. 

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The written examination is designed to test your knowledge on the science and practise of dental hygiene, dental therapy, or combined dental hygiene and dental therapy, and assess clinical judgement and reasoning skills relevant to dental practice in Australia.

Depending on your profession, the written examination is held over one or two days in Melbourne, Australia.   

Candidates are eligible to sit the written examination following successful completion of the initial assessment process. 

Timeframe: Approximately five months. 
Cost: AUD $1,350

More information regarding the written examination for dental hygienists, dental therapists, and oral health therapists can be found in the Written examination handbook for dental hygiene and dental therapy. A copy of the handbook can be downloaded here

March 2019 examination dates and application periods

March 2019 dental hygienist, dental therapist, and oral health therapist written examination

The March 2019 written examination for dental hygienists, dental therapists, and oral health therapists will be held from 18 to 19 March 2019.

March 2019 dental hygienist, dental therapist, and oral health therapist written examination application period

Applications for the 18 to 19 March 2019 dental hygienist, dental therapist, and oral health therapist written examination will be accepted from 12 to 30 November 2018.

The application form for the examination is available here