Australian Dental Council

Journey of a Dentist to Australia through ADC Examination?

Today I want to tell you a story, a real story that goes back a decade in the timeline. This story is about a dentist couple happily living in India.    

Ganesh was a general dental practitioner with a nice practice in a class two city. Isha was a tutor in a Dental college in the same city. The couple had been living a happily married life with their 5 years old son and their parents in a joint family.

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Australian Dental Council Examination: General Information

If you’re reading this article, it is sure that you are a dentist with a dental degree of non-Australian origin and you are willing to register yourself in the Dental Board of Australia to practice dentistry in Australia.  To register yourself in the dental Board of Australia, the first step of the three steps is the initial assessment of your documents by Australian Dental Council.

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Books Recommended for ADC Examination

The following books have been recommended by Australian Dental Council.

General Dentistry

  1. Australian Dental Association Inc. Policy Statement 6.5.1, Code of ethics for dentists.
  2. Australian Dental Association, Victorian Branch. By-law 2, Ethics.
  3. Fan KFM, Jones J. MCQs in dentistry, 2nd edn. Knutsford, UK: PasTest Ltd, 2010
  4. Ireland R, ed. A dictionary of dentistry. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2010
  5. Mitchell DA, Mitchell L. Oxford handbook of clinical dentistry, 6th edn. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2014

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Written Examination Format of Australian Dental Council

The ADC Written Examination is designed to test the candidate’s knowledge of the science and practice of dentistry and to assess clinical judgement and reasoning skills relevant to dental practice in Australia. The questions in each paper will focus on, but not be limited to, the disciplines listed in the table below. For example, Paper 2 will mainly focus on Prosthodontics and Implantology but will also require knowledge from other disciplines.


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