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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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.

The ADC releases new examination application periods

We have released new application periods and examination dates for written and practical examinations for general dentistry and the September written examination for dental hygiene and dental therapy.

Call for applications: Board of Directors – identified role

Do you want to make a meaningful difference to the health outcomes of Aboriginal and Torres Strait islander peoples by contributing to one of Australia’s accreditation authorities. We’re seeking nominations for our Board of Directors.