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:

ADC oriented courses:

  • 5 week Comprehensive Dentistry course  (full time)
  • 2 week Technical course (full time)
  • OSCE/Skilled OSCE course
  • Additional experience sessions
    (all technical and clinical components available)
  • Individual work assessments
  • MOCK exams
  • Dental Therapy course ( on request- contact OTC Office for details)

Term dates:

  • Monday, 3 February - Saturday, 7 March 2020
  • Monday, 23 March - Friday, 24 April 2020
  • Monday, 11 May - Saturday, 13 June 2020

OTC mock exam dates:

  • Saturday and Sunday, 1 and 2 February 2020
  • Saturday and Sunday, 14 and 15 March 2020
  • Saturday and Sunday, 2 and 3 May 2020

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