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.

ADC office closure

The Australian Dental Council will be closed from 5pm AEST Friday 30 July until 9am AEST Wednesday 4 August 2021 for team wellbeing development.

Should you have any questions during this time, please contact the ADC via the Contact Us page. Please note, due to the office closure, response times may take longer than usual.

Latest news

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27 July 2021
In 2021 the Australian Dental Council is starting its formal reconciliation journey with the development of the organisation’s first Reconciliation Ac
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22 July 2021
We currently have an exciting permanent opportunity for a Desktop Support Analyst to join our team. Reporting to the Technology Coordinator, and ba
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20 July 2021
We currently have an exciting opportunity for an Accreditation Officer to join us for a fixed term period of 12 months with the possibility of ongoing