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

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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11 January 2022
The application period for practical examinations between March and May 2022 Is now open. The application period will remain open until 5pm AEDT Monda
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22 December 2021
The Australian Dental Council (ADC) congratulates Board Director, Associate Professor Deborah Cockrell on receiving the Australian Dental Association’
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20 December 2021
The Australian Dental Council is pleased to announce the application period for practical examinations for general dentistry between March and May 202
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Information updated 20 December 2021
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How to apply Applications for the written and practical examinations are completed through ADC Connect. To be eligible to apply for an ADC exami