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 2016, OTC provides a wide variety of courses to:

2018 programs are now open

melbourne otc course at rdhm
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Overseas trained dentists, dental hygienists and therapists preparing to sit Australian Dental Council (ADC) examination or New Zealand Dentist Registration Examination (NZDREX)

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

The following courses are offered:

▫ ADC oriented courses:

3-week restorative Dentistry
5-week Comprehensive Dentistry courses
Additional experience sessions
Mock exam
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▫ 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

▫ Other courses - check the website for updates or email for information


Mock exam for overseas trained clinicians and dentist

Enquiries and expression of interest should be directed to the OTC Coordinator at or