Professional competencies

Overview

Working in consultation with the Australian dental profession, the ADC has developed the professional competencies of a newly qualified dental practitioner.

The competency documents provide an overview of the minimum skill set expected of practitioners upon graduation from an ADC accredited program.

The following competencies have been developed by the ADC.

  • Professional competencies of the newly qualified dentist
  • Professional competencies of the newly qualified dental hygienist, dental therapist and oral health therapist
  • Professional competencies of the newly qualified dental prosthetist

The professional competencies for each dental profession can be viewed here
 

All programs accredited by the ADC must show that students have developed the relevant professional competencies upon graduation. 


These competencies are also used as part of the assessment and examination process for internationally qualified dental practitioners. 

Dental specialist professional competencies

The Dental Board of Australia (DBA), in conjunction with the Dental Council (New Zealand) (DC(NZ)), has developed entry level competencies for dental specialists.

Published in July 2016, these professional competencies can be found through the DBA website.

Endorsement of registration

The DBA has developed entry level competencies for endorsed conscious sedation dentists. These competencies can be found through the DBA website.