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.

COVID-19 response

On 5 August 2021 the Victorian Government introduced Level Four lockdown restrictions across Victoria. In response to these restrictions, the Australian Dental Council office and examination centre is closed.

We strongly recommend candidates post applications and documentation. While we will always do our best to ensure couriered documents are received, we cannot guarantee their acceptance due to ongoing uncertainty with COVID-19.

We have two pages dedicated to our response to COVID-19 in relation to dental practitioner assessments and program accreditation.

More information regarding COVID-19 and dental practitioner assessments is available here.

More information regarding COVID-19 and program accreditation is available here.

Latest news

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03 September 2021
We currently have an exciting permanent opportunity for a Manager, Candidate Experience to join us. Reporting to the Director, Assessments and Examina
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03 September 2021
We currently have an exciting permanent opportunity for a Manager, Examination Delivery to join us. Reporting to the Director, Assessments and Examina
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27 August 2021
The Australian Dental Council is (ADC) is aware of the recent updates made to the Australian Dental Association Guidelines on Infection Control.