Throughout the year we also host:
- R U OK Day: Promoting mental health amongst the dental community
- Red Cross Health Students Blood Challenge: A friendly competition between student health faculties to encourage blood donation
- ADSA Talks: An educational series bringing some of the country’s most renowned speakers to each dental/oral health university in Australia.
- University Spotlight: Each Australian dental/oral health university gets their turn in the spotlight throughout the year, showing ADSA members what their colleagues from around the country get up to.
- To practice in Australia, you will have to register with the Dental Board of Australia (DBA). To do this, most overseas dental practitioners will need to sit a series of exams provided by the Australian Dental Council (ADC). However, some overseas dental practitioners are exempt from the assessment and examination process. Please refer to the Dental Board of Australia’s website for more information about the pathways to registration.
- AHPRA also has guidelines on the requirements of overseas practitioners to practice.
1 – You may choose to apply for the decision to be reviewed, and if you are still not satisfied with the outcome, then you could also appeal the decision. This is outlined in the ADC’s Appeals Policy for the Assessment of Qualifications, Skills and Work Experience . You should be aware you must apply for a review within 28 days from notification of the decision. You are also welcome to discuss the matter with the ADC directly, either via phone or email.
2 – If you choose not to apply for review, the only other option is to complete an accredited and approved program of study that meets the Dental Board of Australia’s requirements for registration as a dentist. There are nine education providers that offer programs that enable graduates to apply to register as a dentist. Each have different entry requirements so you would need to research each university online or contact them directly to discuss eligibility.