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.

Latest news

Students studying at university
18 February 2020
The Australian Dental Council is pleased to announce the opening of the consultation period for the proposed changes to the ADC/Dental Council (New Ze
Professor Roianne West and Narelle Mills
13 February 2020
Understanding cultural safety is important in healthcare. This understanding helps ensure health professionals have the necessary knowledge, skills an
Dental instruments on white background
10 February 2020
The Australian Dental Council (ADC) has introduced a validity period for initial assessment applications for all dental professions. From 1 January