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CHANGES TO THE AUSTRALIAN DENTAL COUNCIL (ADC) REQUIREMENTS

WRITTEN AND PRACTICAL EXAMINATION
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DHSV has maintained a close watch on the changes to the ADC process and has incorporated modifications into our programs to meet the new requirements.

The practical examination scheduled until early June 2014 will be conducted in the old format (current format). They will go for one week and include patient contact.

Practical exams from late June 2014 onwards will be conducted in the new format. They will go for two days and will not include any patient contact.

Our 3 week Restorative Dentistry and 8-week General Dentistry Programs are scheduled for semester one of 2014 and will be transitional programs. All programs will be attended by candidates sitting the Practical exam in the current format.

Changes in our programs will be introduced gradually to reflect the new ADC requirements.

During the 8 week program there will be some clinical sessions with patients. During these sessions candidates will have an opportunity to examine and treat a patient under supervision as well as learn and practice infection control procedures, communication with patients, colleagues and support staff, record keeping and treatment planning.

As detailed in the ADC Practical Examination Handbook 2014, communication, infection control and record keeping are areas of assessment.

We plan to introduce new procedures in the restorative part of the program and include the following:

  • Fabrication of provisional crown restorations
  • Endodontic exercises on a plastic tooth (and others)

Our focus is to prepare course participants to and pass the ADC exam, as well as learning about the public dental system in Australia.

More changes will be made based on candidates' feedback and available information about the ADC exams.

For more information regarding changes to the ADC requirements please go to the following link:

www.adc.org.au

If you are an international dental graduate looking to work in Australia, then our Orientation Training Courses (OTC) can help you begin your Australian dental career.The courses have been designed by Dental Health Services Victoria (DHSV) to help international dental graduates refresh their knowledge and skills before sitting thei Australian Dental Council final examination.

The courses are based at The Royal Dental Hospital of Melbourne (RDHM), and are run in partnership with The University of Melbourne, RMIT University and La Trobe University.

Applications for First Semester 2014 are now open.

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How do I apply?

1. Pass a qualification assessment from the Australian Dental Council. The only excemptions are practitioners who hold:

  • A Bachelor of Dental Surgery/B Dent, or Bachelor of Dental Science, from a university in Ireland or the United Kingdom; or
  • A Doctor of Dental Surgery, or Doctor of Dental Medicine, from a university in Canada.

2. Download the Information Package on our Orientation Training Courses which includes:

  • General Dentistry (8 weeks)
  • Restorative Dentistry (3 weeks)
  • Fundamentals of Dentistry in Australia (4 weeks)

3. Fill in the Application and Payment Form for the training course you would like to participate in, and either post or hand-deliver your forms to the Clinical Training Unit.

 

Additional requirements for clinical-based programs:

 

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