Media releases – The Australian Dental Council

Media releases

2022

ADC Director recognised in 2022 Australia Day Honours List (27 January 2022)

The ADC congratulates Director, Associate Professor Deborah Cockrell, who was awarded a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) in the General Division in the 2022 Australia Day Honours List. Read more.

2021

The ADC announces appointments to its Board of Directors (25 November 2021)

The ADC is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr Rohan Krishnan and Leah Hobbs to the organisation’s Board of Directors for effective from 19 November 2021. Read more.

The ADC welcomes appointment of new Chair and Deputy Chair (1 July 2021)

The ADC welcomes the appointment of Professor Chris Peck and Dr Chris Bourke as Chair and Deputy Chair respectively of its Board of Directors. Both terms are effective from 19 November 2021 for a period of one year. Read more.

A statement on the passing of Dr Fred Talbot Widdop AM (3 May 2021)

The ADC is saddened to hear of the passing of Dr Fred Talbot Widdop AM on 26 April 2021. Read more.

The ADC signs MoU with the UAE's Commission for Academic Accreditation (9 March 2021)

On 23 February 2021 the ADC signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Commission for Academic Accreditation (CAA), the National Accreditation Agency affiliated with the United Arab Emirates Ministry of Education. Read more.

2020

The ADC appoints Dr Felicia Valianatos to its Board of Directors (15 December 2020)

The Australian Dental Council is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr Felicia Valianatos to the organisation’s Board of Directors for a three-year term, effective from 27 November 2020. Read more.

The ADC welcomes the reappointment of Chair and Deputy Chair (27 October 2020)

The Australian Dental Council is pleased to announce the reappointment of Professor Lindsay Richards and Associate Professor Catherine Snelling as Chair and Deputy Chair of the Australian Dental Council Board of Directors. Read more.

2019

Landmark accreditation workshop highlights the challenges of addressing perceived overlap and duplication in practice (22 November 2019)

On 15 November 2019, representatives from the ADC, the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA), and dental education providers came together for a landmark workshop to discuss the perceived extent of overlap and duplication within the higher education sector. Read more.

The ADC announces appointments to Board of Directors (16 October 2019)

The ADC is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr Chris Bourke to the organisation’s Board of Directors for a three-year term, effective from 13 September 2019. Read more.

The ADC announces the election of new President and Vice President (9 October 2019)

The ADC is pleased to announce the election of Professor Lindsay Richards as President and Associate Professor Catherine Snelling as Vice President. Read more.

ADC Director recognised in 2019 Queen's Birthday Honours List (12 June 2019)

The ADC congratulates Director, Associate Professor John Boucher, who was awarded a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) in the General Division in the 2019 Queen’s Birthday Honours List. Read more.

2018

The ADC announces the appointment of President and Vice President (27 November 2018)

The ADC is pleased to announce the election of Conjoint Associate Professor Deborah Cockrell as President and Professor Lindsay Richards as Vice President for 2019. Read more.

ADC Board of Director appointments (27 November 2018)

The ADC is pleased to announce the re-appointment of Conjoint Associate Professor Deborah Cockrell, Professor Lindsay Richards, and Associate Professor Cathy Snelling to the organisation’s Board of Directors. Read more.

ADC Director recognised in Queen's Birthday Honours (15 June 2018)

The ADC congratulates Director, Dr David Sykes, who was awarded a Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) in the General Division in the 2018 Queen’s Birthday Honours List. Read more.

ADC Assessment Committee appointments (29 March 2018)

The ADC is pleased to announce the appointment of Ms Jacqui Gibson-Roos and the re-appointment of Associate Professor John Boucher and Dr Mark Rowe to the Dental Practitioner Assessment Committee. Read more.

Lucy Vincent appointed to the Board of the ADC (28 March 2018)

The ADC is pleased to announce the appointment of Lucy Vincent to the organisation’s Board of Directors. Read more.

ADC welcomes Michael Guthrie to its executive management team (9 March 2018)

The ADC is pleased to announce the appointment of Michael Guthrie to the role of Director, Accreditation and Quality Assurance commencing 13 March 2018. Read more.

2017

ADC Announces Election of New President and Vice President (27 November 2017)

The ADC is pleased to announce the election of its new President and Vice President. Read more.

New Examination Centre for Assessment of Overseas Qualified Dental Practitioners (25 August 2017)

The ADC is pleased to announces its new examination centre for assessment of overseas qualified dental practitioners will be up and running by June 2018. Read more.

Independent Review of Accreditation System (28 February 2017)

The ADC responds to the Independent Review of Accreditation Systems within the National Registration and Accreditation Scheme (NRAS) for health professions discussion paper. Read more.