ADC Exam

ADC Exam

The Australian Dental Council exams are conducted by the Australian Dental Council to assess international general and specialist dentists, whether they have the knowledge, clinical skills and professional attributes necessary to practice as general practitioners in Australia.
There are a series of exams and they are conducted over a period of time as per the ADC schedule.



  • General dentists who hold a university degree or a diploma after at least 4 years full time academic study at an acknowledged university, or an appropriate qualification
  • General dentists who held an unrestricted license or registration in his/her home country or country of training and there has been no withdrawal of registration.


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ADC Assessment and Examination Procedure

The Written Examination is Step 2 of the process.

The ADC Written Examination tests the dental practitioner’s knowledge and clinical judgement.
Written Examinations are conducted twice each year, generally in March and September.
If your application for initial assessment of professional qualifications as a dental practitioner is successful you will receive confirmation of your eligibility to undertake the ADC’s examinations.
If you apply for this examination without completing the ADC initial assessment your written examination application will be refused.

English Language Requirements

The ADC does not require candidates to meet the English language requirements in order to apply for, or sit for, the written examination. Please note however that the examination will only be held in English.