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.

2019 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:

ADC oriented courses:

5-week Comprehensive Dentistry courses
3-week Restorative Dentistry
Dental Therapy course
Additional experience sessions - Radiography

Term dates:

  • Monday 22 July - Saturday 24 August
  • Monday 16 September - Saturday October 2019
    (Public holiday: Friday 27 September)
  • Monday 4 November - Saturday 7 December
    (Public holiday: Tuesday 5 November)

OTC mock exam dates:

  • Saturday 22 and Sunday 23 June
  • Saturday 20 and Sunday 21 July
  • Saturday 31 August and Sunday 1 September
  • Saturday 26 and Sunday 27 October

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