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.
AFL Grand Final public holiday
The Australian Dental Council will be closed on Friday 24 September for the AFL Grand Final public holiday in Victoria. ADC staff will recommence work from 9am AEST Monday 27 September.
Should you wish to contact us during this time please do so via our Contact Us page.
On 5 August 2021 the Victorian Government introduced Level Four lockdown restrictions across Victoria. In response to these restrictions, the Australian Dental Council office and examination centre is closed.
We strongly recommend candidates post applications and documentation. While we will always do our best to ensure couriered documents are received, we cannot guarantee their acceptance due to ongoing uncertainty with COVID-19.
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.