The Australian Dental Council

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The Australian Dental Council (ADC) is the independent accreditation authority for the Australian dental professions.

We work to protect the health and safety of the public by ensuring dental practitioners meet the high standards required of the dental professions in Australia.

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Application and Examination dates for 2023

We have released new application periods and examination dates for all 2023 written and practical examinations.

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The ADC releases its Reflect Reconciliation Action Plan

This is the first formal step in our reconciliation journey.

Our vision for reconciliation is a healthcare system that is free of racism; where Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures are respected, and knowledges are embedded in the education and assessment of dental practitioners in Australia.

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Image: Lani Balzan, 2021, Commitment to reconciliation, Digital artwork, Commissioned by the ADC

The revised Professional competencies of the newly qualified dental practitioner are now available to download

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2023 Period 1 General Dentistry Practical Examination application period stages have been released

The 2023 Period 1 General Dentistry Practical Examination application period (11–24 October) will be open in two stages.

Dental Academic Workforce Statement

On Sunday 25 September 2022, more than 30 representatives from across the Australian dental sector met for a roundtable discussion to consider the future of the Dental Academic Workforce, focusing its first efforts specifically at dentistry programs with the Oral Health Academic Workforce as the focus in 2023.

Application and Examination dates for 2023

We have released new application periods and examination dates for all 2023 written and practical examinations.

Expressions of Interest: Health Professions Accreditation Collaborative Forum

The Health Professions Accreditation Collaborative Forum is looking for health profession educators to contribute to focus group discussions about the way in which health professional students are prepared to become collaborative health care practitioners.