Training for overseas trained dentists


Courses for overseas trained dentists


Orientation Training Course (OTC)

Short courses to suit all professional needs

RDHM Overseas trained dentist program

OTC (operating since 1992) is based at the Royal Dental Hospital of Melbourne (RDHM), which works in partnership with the University of Melbourne, RMIT University and La Trobe University.

2020 programs are now open

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OTC provides a wide variety of courses to overseas trained Dentists and Dental Therapists preparing to sit Australian Dental Council (ADC) examination or New Zealand Dentist Registration Examination (NZDREX) / NDEB

The following courses are offered in Semester 2 of 2020:

  • NEW: 4 -week Comprehensive Dentistry Course  with optional one week Extension practice (5th week)
  • NEW: One-week Refresher course
    • 2-week Technical Course
    • Additional Experience session in OSCE, skilled OSCE, Radiography
    • Work assessment, communication practice, Q&A sessions
    • OTC MOCK exams
    • Dental Therapy course  (on request)

Download the OTC Information Booklet and Application forms 2020

Course dates: Click here to download course date information

All enquiries and expression of interest in the ADC oriented courses should be directed to or OTC Coordinator

Click here to access general information about ADC oriented courses, including course content, fees, dates and application process.

Individually Tailored Courses

These courses are only for oral health practitioners (dentists, dental hygienists and therapists) already registered or eligible for registration with Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).

Education programs are provided for:

▫  General dentists requiring additional training as per Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA)
▫  Dentists requiring development of skills in a specific area of practice
▫  Dentists registered or eligible for registration with Dental Board of Australia who wish to return to workforce

All enquiries and expression of interest in Individually Tailored courses should be directed