The Australian Dental Council

Welcome to the ADC

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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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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COVID-19 and the ADC

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Latest news

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.

The ADC is proud to release its first Reconciliation Action Plan

Today the Australian Dental Council released its Reflect Reconciliation Action Plan.

The ADC releases the revised Professional Competencies

On 18 February 2022 the ADC Board of Directors approved the revisions to the Professional competencies of the newly qualified dental practitioner.