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

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.

Latest news

Person sitting at laptop writing
19 October 2021
At the Australian Dental Council we are committed to constantly reviewing our processes to ensure they are efficient and effective. In response to can
Candidate sitting examination
29 September 2021
We currently have an exciting permanent opportunity for a Candidate Support Officer to join the ADC team. Filled with variety this role provides assis
Dental practitioner holding dental instruments
27 September 2021
The Australian Dental Council has opened the consultation period for the proposed changes to the Professional competencies of the newly qualified dent