Training for overseas trained dentists


Overseas Trained (Dentists) Courses (OTC)


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.

From 2018, OTC provides a wide variety of courses to  Overseas trained dentists, dental hygienists and therapists preparing to sit Australian Dental Council (ADC) examination or New Zealand Dentist Registration Examination (NZDREX)

2018 programs are now open

melbourne otc course at rdhm

The following courses are offered:

▫ ADC oriented courses:

3-week restorative Dentistry
5-week Comprehensive Dentistry courses
Additional experience sessions
Mock exam
Apply today for 2018

▫ Individually Tailored Courses - only for oral health practitioners (dentists, dental hygienists and therapists) already registered or eligible for registration. All enquiries and expression of interest should be directed to Clinical Education and Training Unit / OTC by e-mailing

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The ADC has just released information regarding the new format of the examination:

OTC programs will be realigned according to the new format.

It is our view that the same knowledge and skills will be assessed within this new format and we recommend all candidate for our programs re-familiarise themselves with all facets of dentistry.

Please see recommended reading list in the ADC Written Examination Handbook:

Our OTC Information Package 2018 is being updated to reflects changes in the course outline and will be available on our website soon.


Are you interested in ONE WEEK Intensive practical course in June 2018? Follow this link for details and application process. Applications close 18 May 2018.

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

Enquiries and expression of interest should be directed to: