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

The Australian Dental Council has 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.

Victorian AFL Grand Final Public Holiday

The ADC will be closed on Friday 23 October 2020 for the AFL Grand Final public holiday in Victoria. ADC staff will recommence work from 9am AEDT Monday 26 October 2020.

Should you wish to contact the ADC during this time, please do so via our Contact Us page.  

Latest news

Student sitting at computer in library
10 August 2020
The revised Australian Dental Council (ADC)/Dental Council (New Zealand) (DC(NZ) Accreditation standards for dental practitioner programs (the Standar
Patient sitting with counsellor
16 July 2020
Last week the Dental Board of Australia (DBA) launched Dental Practitioner Support, a national health and wellbeing support service for dental practit
ADC simulation clinic with candidate working on manikin
24 June 2020
As the situation regarding novel coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to evolve, the Australian Dental Council (ADC) has made some further decisions regar