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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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From 1 July 2023, all accreditation activities will be assessed against the revised Professional competencies of the newly qualified dental practitioner

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The role of accreditation in improving Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health outcomes in dental education

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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




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Accreditation Committee Members – Dentist or Dental Specialist

Exciting opportunity – Accreditation Committee Members   The ADC seeks an experienced dentist or dental specialist to join our Accreditation Committee. The role involves overseeing…

2024 Period 3 General Dentistry Practical Examination application period stages have been released

The 2024 Period 1 General Dentistry Practical Examination application period will be open in two stages.

Announcement: Appointment of new ADC CEO – Jonathon Kruger

The Board of the Australian Dental Council (ADC) is delighted to announce Jonathon Kruger has been appointed as the new ADC Chief Executive Officer. Following…

Celebrating 30 years of excellence!

On March 15 & 16 the Australian Dental Council celebrated three decades of leading dental assessment and accreditation at the 2024 Assessor, Examiner and Item…