Application Process for Indian Dentists(B.D.S) to practice dentistry in Australia / New zealand


How to apply for dentistry in australia ?
How to practice in australia ?
How to practice Dentistry in australia after completing BDS/MDS in India?

An Indian registered dentists with full registration can apply for practicing dentistry in Australia by applying to Australian dental council using following 3 steps

The first step in the assessment (document verification) pathway is the initial assessment of your professional qualifications in General Dentistry or as a Dental Hygienist and/or Dental Therapist.
The Australian Dental Council (ADC) assesses your professional qualifications as a General Dentist or Dental Hygienist and/or Dental Therapist, work experience, registration history, good standing and other matters to establish your eligibility to proceed with the examinations. 

This assessment is based on the information you provide in your Application for Initial Assessment of Professional Qualifications in Dentistry, or Dental Hygienist and/or Dental Therapist . 
It takes a minimum of eight weeks to conduct the initial assessment of qualifications. Please ensure that you allow sufficient time for your initial assessment to be approved in order to meet the Written Examination closing date deadline.
English Language Test Requirement 
ADC applicants requiring a skills assessment for migration may be also required to provide evidence of competency in English as part of this assessment. English language proficiency requirements for migration are available on the DIBP website at  
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The Australian Dental Council’s Written Examination is designed to test your knowledge of the science and practice of dentistry and to assess clinical judgement and reasoning skills relevant to dental practice in Australia. Each Written Examination session is held over two full consecutive days and two sessions are held each year, during the first half of March and September. 

The examination is computer delivered and is offered in multiple locations within Australia and overseas. The Written Examination consists of four papers containing both scenario-based and singlebest answer Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ). Each examination consists of a different set of questions, however the standard required for a pass in each examination is the same. The four papers must be completed in one examination session, i.e. it is not possible to sit one of the papers in March (or September) and the remaining paper/s in September (or March). 

There is no restriction on the number of attempts allowed for the ADC Written Examination, however a new application is needed and the examination fee must be paid for each attempt. A pass in the Written Examination is valid for three years only. This means that candidates who pass the Written Examination must pass the Practical Examination within three years of notification of a successful result in the Written Examination. Candidates who do not complete the Practical Examination in this timeframe must re-sit and pass the Written Examination to again become eligible to enter the Practical Examination.

Practical Examination

Eligibility to undertake the Practical Examination
Candidates applying to sit the Practical Examination must have a valid Written Examination at the closing date of the relevant examination. Note that the closing date for an examination may differ from the end date of an application period. 
The Written Examination is valid for three years (3) years from the date that results are notified to candidates via the online Candidate Portal or the letter of notification of results.

Content and format of the Practical Examination
The Practical Examination will be held over two days, and is designed to test the application of clinical skills and judgement in a simulated clinical environment.
Candidates will be required to complete 12 tasks from the following list, with the tasks allocated to candidates on each day of the examination. In addition, Infection Control will be assessed throughout the examination.
  • Class II amalgam or composite preparation
  • Class II amalgam restoration (on a pre-prepared tooth)
  • Class II resin composite restoration (on a pre-prepared tooth)
  • Class III resin composite preparation
  • Class IV resin composite restoration
  • Full gold crown preparation
  • Metal-ceramic (porcelain fused to metal) crown preparation
  • Fabricate a provisional crown restoration for a pre-prepared metal-ceramic (porcelain fused to metal)  crown preparation
  • Endodontic access on molar tooth
  • Take nominated radiographs on a manikin
  • Rubber dam application
  • Clinical communication. Click here for Clinical Communication Task Scenarios
  • Dental record keeping

Examination Results
The results of the general dentistry Practical Examination will be published on the ADC Candidate Portal. The publishing of results onto the website will normally be done within six weeks of the examination. Results will not be released by telephone, fax or email.
The results of the dental hygiene/dental therapy Practical Examination will be emailed to candidates within six weeks of the examination.
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5 ways to create a warm & inviting Dental clinic waiting room


The design of your waiting room is an essential element to your patients experience at your dental practice. This first impression can set the overall tone for their visit and future return.  As a Dental Practice owner you have the ability to create a warm and inviting space to help your patients feel at ease. What does your practice and it’s waiting room say about you?
A memorable waiting room and reception area are not solely reliant on your outstanding fitout. The ambiance you can create is also of high importance. Utilising space for a childrens’ entertainment area, allowing for patients and employees privacy, alongside creating a suitable atmosphere through the use of discrete music are just a few of the many vital ways you can communicate the characteristics of your practice. Enhance your patients experience by making these simple improvements.

1. Offer a friendly greeting to each customer as they enter your practice.

A verbal ‘hello’ is the simplest ways to make people feel welcome as they arrive. Also think about the type of music that’s playing in the background. Is it suited to your demographic? You want your music to be relaxing to patients and something they will enjoy before their treatment.

2. Keep your entryway clean and clutter-free.

Visible uncleanliness is a customer turn-off — it can suggest that you and your staff are disorganized and inattentive to detail. There should also be an obvious path to your reception desk.

3. Provide relevant lighting.

There are a lot of lighting options out there, and the light sources you choose to incorporate in your clinic largely depend on what kind of mood you’re after. Soft, bright light gives people a sense of calm. Low, warm light emits a “homey” quality and can add to the atmosphere and charm of your practice if you’re going for more of a family vibe. However, lighting that looks and feels artificial—think fluorescent bulbs—often comes off as harsh, cold, and industrial, and generally does not create an inviting atmosphere.

4. Incorporate memorable details.

Lots of reception areas have water coolers; set your business apart by offering something fun and different. Establish areas of visual interest—fresh flowers, a well-maintained fish aquarium, or a beautiful piece of art. If you provide reading material in your waiting area, consider the interests of your clientele and put out magazines and books to suit.

5. Use decor to add personality.

Think of d├ęcor as a means of expression for your clinic—a way to reinforce your brand identity. This definitely is an area where you can get creative, but it helps to have some kind of focused concept. Too many clashing elements will overwhelm the senses and can portray an air of chaos.

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