Dental hygienist, dental therapist and oral health therapist written examination


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 will be available later in 2018. 

2018 application periods

September 2018 dental hygienist, dental therapist, and oral health therapist written examination application period


Applications for the 10 to 11 September 2018 written examination will be accepted between 21 May and 8 June 2018.