Accredited dental practitioner programs

Graduates of programs accredited by the Australian Dental Council (ADC) and approved by the Dental Board of Australia (DBA) are eligible to apply for registration with the DBA. Please see the DBA’s website for further details regarding the registration process.

You can click on the name of the program below to read the most recent site visit report. If (re)accreditation is granted, subject to conditions, the table below will be updated once the program meets all conditions. 

Please note this list is updated regularly. 

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QualificationAccreditation start dateAccreditation expiresConditionsDBA approval statusGraduates eligible to apply for registration as
CENTRAL QUEENSLAND UNIVERSITY
    
Bachelor of Oral Health
3 year program
Accreditation renewed
1 January 2016
31 December 2020NoApprovedDental Hygienist, Dental Therapist, Oral Health Therapist
CHARLES STURT UNIVERSITY
   
Bachelor of Dental Science
5 year program
Accreditation renewed
1 January 2015
31 December 2021NoApprovedDentist
Bachelor of Oral Health (Therapy/Hygiene)
3 year program
Accreditation renewed
1 January 2014
31 December 2018NoApprovedDental Hygienist, Dental Therapist, Oral Health Therapist
CURTIN UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY
    
Bachelor of Science (Oral Health Therapy)
3 year program
Accreditation renewed
1 January 2016
31 December 2020NoApprovedDental Hygienist, Dental Therapist, Oral Health Therapist
GRIFFITH UNIVERSITY
    
Bachelor of Oral Health in Dental Science/Graduate Diploma of Dentistry
5 year program
Accreditation renewed
1 January 2016

31 December 2022

Course in teach-out

NoApprovedDentist
Bachelor of Dental Health Science/Master of Dentistry
5 year program
Newly accredited
1 January 2018
31 December 2022NoApprovedDentist
Bachelor of Dental Prosthetics
3 year program
Newly accredited
1 January 2018
31 December 2022NoApprovedDental Prosthetist
Doctor of Clinical Dentistry in Periodontology
3 year program
Accreditation renewed
1 January 2016
31 December 2020NoApprovedDental Specialist in Periodontics
Master of Dental Technology in Prosthetics – Course 5607/ Graduate Diploma of Dental Technology in Prosthetics (Exit point only)
1.5 years or 1 year program
Newly accredited
1 January 2015

31 December 2019

Course in teach-out

NoApprovedDental Prosthetist
JAMES COOK UNIVERSITY
    
Bachelor of Dental Surgery
5 year program
Accreditation renewed
1 January 2016
31 December 2022NoApprovedDentist
LA TROBE UNIVERSITY
     
Bachelor of Health Sciences in Dentistry/Master of Dentistry
5 year program
Accreditation renewed
1 January 2013
31 December 2019No ApprovedDentist 
Bachelor of Oral Health Science
3 year program
Accreditation renewed
1 January 2019
31 December 2023No Approved Dental Hygienist, Dental Therapist, Oral Health Therapist
RMIT UNIVERSITY
     
Advanced Diploma of Dental Prosthetics
2 year program
Accreditation renewed
1 January 2017
31 December 2021 No Approved Dental Prosthetist 
ROYAL AUSTRALASIAN COLLEGE OF DENTAL SURGEONS
   
Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons (Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery)
4 year program
Accreditation renewed
1 January 2018

31 December 2022

(accredited jointly with the Australian Medical Council)

Yes ApprovedDental Specialist in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
ROYAL COLLEGE OF PATHOLOGISTS OF AUSTRALASIA
   
Fellowship of the Faculty of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology
5 year program
Accreditation renewed
1 January 2019
31 December 2023No Approved Dental Specialist in Oral and Maxilofacial Pathology

Fellowship of the Faculty of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology
5 year program

Newly accredited
10 February 2017
31 December 2021No ApprovedDental Specialist in Forensic Odontology
TAFE QUEENSLAND 
    
Bachelor of Dental Prosthetics
3 year program
Newly accredited
15 May 2015 
31 December 2018 No ApprovedDental Prosthetist
TAFE NSW SYDNEY INSTITUTE
    
Advanced Diploma of Dental Prosthetics
2 year program

Accreditation renewed

9 August 2018

31 December 2023NoApproved Dental Prosthetist
TAFE SA
     
Advanced Diploma of Oral Health (Dental Hygiene)
2 year program
Accreditation renewed
1 January 2015
31 December 2019No ApprovedDental Hygienist 
UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE
     
Bachelor of Dental Surgery
5 year program
Accreditation renewed
1 January 2017 
31 December 2023NoApprovedDentist
Bachelor of Oral Health
3 year program
Accreditation renewed
1 November 2018
31 December 2023NoApproved Dental Hygienist, Dental Therapist, Oral Health Therapist
Doctor of Clinical Dentistry in Endodontics 
3 year program
Accreditation renewed
1 January 2016
31 December 2020No Approved Dental Specialist in Endodontics
Doctor of Clinical Dentistry in Oral Pathology
3 year program
Accreditation renewed
1 January 2016
31 December 2020No ApprovedDental Specialist in Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology
Doctor of Clinical Dentistry in Orthodontics
3 year program
Accreditation renewed
1 January 2016
31 December 2020No ApprovedDental Specialist in Orthodontics
Doctor of Clinical Dentistry in Paediatric Dentistry
3 year program
Accreditation renewed
1 January 2016
31 December 2020No ApprovedDental Specialist in Paediatric Dentistry
Doctor of Clinical Dentistry in Prosthodontics
3 year program
Accreditation renewed
1 January 2016
31 December 2020No ApprovedDental Specialist in Prosthodontics
Doctor of Clinical Dentistry in Special Needs Dentistry
3 year program
Accreditation renewed
1 January 2018
31 December 2022NoApprovedDental Specialist in Special Needs Dentistry
UNIVERSITY OF MELBOURNE
    
Doctor of Dental Surgery 
4 year program
Accreditation renewed
1 January 2017
31 December 2023NoApprovedDentist
Bachelor of Oral Health 
3 year program
Accreditation renewed
1 January 2014
31 December 2018No ApprovedDental Hygienist, Dental Therapist, Oral Health Therapist
Doctor of Clinical Dentistry in Endodontics
3 year program
Accreditation renewed
1 January 2016
31 December 2020No ApprovedDental Specialist in Endodontics
Doctor of Clinical Dentistry in Oral Medicine
3 year program
Accreditation renewed
1 January 2016
31 December 2020No ApprovedDental Specialist in Oral Medicine
Doctor of Clinical Dentistry in Orthodontics
3 year program
Accreditation renewed
1 January 2016
31 December 2020No ApprovedDental Specialist in Orthodontics
Doctor of Clinical Dentistry in Paediatric Dentistry
3 year program
Accreditation renewed
1 January 2016
31 December 2020No ApprovedDental Specialist in Paediatric Dentistry
Doctor of Clinical Dentistry in Periodontics
3 year program
Accreditation renewed
1 January 2016
31 December 2020No ApprvoedDental Specialist in Periodontics
Doctor of Clinical Dentistry in Prosthodontics
3 year program
Accreditation renewed
1 January 2016
31 December 2020No ApprovedDental Specialist in Prosthodontics
Doctor of Clinical Dentistry in Special Needs Dentistry
3 year program
Accreditation renewed
1 January 2016
31 December 2020No ApprovedDental Specialist in Special Needs Dentistry
UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE
    
Bachelor of Oral Health Therapy
3 year program
Accreditation renewed
1 January 2018
31 December 2022No ApprovedDental Hygienist, Dental Therapist, Oral Health Therapist
UNIVERSITY OF QUEENSLAND
    
Bachelor of Dental Science
5 year program
Accreditation renewed
1 January 2017

31 December 2018

Course in teach-out

No ApprovedDentist
Bachelor of Dental Science (Honours)
5 year program
Accreditation renewed
1 January 2017
31 December 2023No Approved Dentist 
Doctor of Clinical Dentistry in Dento-Maxillofacial Radiology
3 year program
Accreditation renewed
1 January 2017
31 December 2021No ApprovedDental Specialist in Dento-Maxillofacial Radiology
Doctor of Clinical Dentistry in Endodontics
3 year program
Newly accredited
1 January 2018
31 December 2022No ApprovedDental Specialist in Endodontics
Doctor of Clinical Dentistry in Oral Medicine
3 year program
Accreditation renewed
1 January 2017
31 December 2018No ApprovedDental Specialist in Oral Medicine
Doctor of Clinical Dentistry in Orthodontics
3 year program
Accreditation renewed
1 January 2017
31 December 2021No ApprovedDental Specialist in Orthodontics
Doctor of Clinical Dentistry in Periodontics
3 year program
Newly accredited
1 January 2018
31 December 2022NoApprovedDental Specialist in Periodontics
Doctor of Clinical Dentistry in Prosthodontics
3 year program
Newly accredited
1 January 2017
31 December 2021No ApprovedDental Specialist in Prosthodontics

Doctor of Clinical Dentistry in Special Needs Dentistry
3 year program

Newly accredited
1 January 2018
31 December 2022No ApprovedDental Specialist in Special Needs Dentistry
UNIVERSITY OF SYDNEY
     
Doctor of Dental Medicine
4 year program
Accreditation renewed
1 January 2018
31 December 2024No ApprovedDentist
Bachelor of Oral Health 
3 year program
Accreditation renewed 1 January 201831 December 2022No ApprovedDental Hygienist, Dental Therapist, Oral Health Therapist
Doctor of Clinical Dentistry (Oral Surgery)
3 year program
Newly accredited
1 January 2017
31 December 2021No ApprovedDental Specialist in Oral Surgery
Doctor of Clinical Dentistry in Oral Medicine
3 year program
Accreditation renewed
1 January 2016
31 December 2020No ApprovedDental Specialist in Oral Medicine
Doctor of Clinical Dentistry in Orthodontics
3 year program
Accreditation renewed
1 January 2016
31 December 2020No ApprovedDental Specialist in Orthodontics
Doctor of Clinical Dentistry in Paediatric Dentistry
3 year program
Accreditation renewed
1 January 2016
31 December 2020No ApprovedDental Specialist in Paediatric Dentistry
Doctor of Clinical Dentistry in Periodontics
3 year program
Accreditation renewed
1 January 2016
31 December 2020No ApprovedDental Specialist in Periodontics
Doctor of Clinical Dentistry in Prosthodontics
3 year program
Accreditation renewed
1 January 2016
31 December 2020No ApprovedDental Specialist in Prosthodontics
Doctor of Clinical Dentistry in Special Care Dentistry
3 year program
Accreditation renewed
1 January 2016
31 December 2020No ApprovedDental Specialist in Special Needs Dentistry

Graduate Diploma in Clinical Dentistry (Conscious Sedation & Pain Control)

2 year program

Newly accredited 3 August 201831 December 2023NoApprovedEndorsement - Conscious sedation
UNIVERSITY OF WESTERN AUSTRALIA
    
Doctor of Dental Medicine
4 year program

Accreditation renewed
1 January 2019

31 December 2025No ApprovedDentist
Doctor of Clinical Dentistry in Endodontics
3 year program
Accreditation renewed
1 January 2016
31 December 2020No ApprovedDental Specialist in Endodontics
Doctor of Clinical Dentistry in Oral Medicine
3 year program
Accreditation renewed
1 January 2018
31 December 2022No ApprovedDental Specialist in Oral Medicine
Doctor of Clinical Dentistry in Orthodontics
3 year program
Accreditation renewed
1 January 2016
31 December 2020No ApprovedDental Specialist in Orthodontics
Doctor of Clinical Dentistry in Paediatric Dentistry
3 year program
Accreditation renewed
1 January 2016
31 December 2020No ApprovedDental Specialist in Paediatric Dentistry

Doctor of Clinical Dentistry in Prosthodontics

3 year program

Newly accredited 1 July 201830 June 2023NoApprovedDental Specialist in Prosthodontics
Doctor of Clinical Dentistry in Periodontics
3 year program
Accreditation renewed
1 January 2018
31 December 2022No ApprovedDental Specialist in Periodontics