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Dental Career Advancement Program (DCAP) – ADC Adaptive Program

  • Delivery Mode: Online

  • Units: 16

  • Course Duration: 32 Weeks

  • Online: AUD $1,500
  • Online

About the Course

If you are an international dentist or an intern/post-graduate dentistry student who has finished the four-year dental program and is awaiting provisional registration or post-graduate dentistry student this course is for you!

The ADC-adaptive course is designed to help working dentists and new dentists presently completing their internships prepare for the Australian Dental Council written examination in a more adaptable manner.

If you’re an overseas dentist working, completing internships or a postgraduate student, DCAP-Adaptive is the course model for you. This 32-week course is specially designed to assist overseas dental graduates in preparing and clearing ADC written examination to be a registered Dentist in Australia.

On Saturdays only, students will have two hours of live tutorial session, with all learning materials offered to students who have a busy work schedule that allows them to study at their own pace.

With this course, ADC exam candidates will learn how to strengthen their academic knowledge by understanding the ideas of dental practice in Australia as well as how to use clinical judgment in accordance with the Australian Therapeutic Guidelines for Dental Practitioners.

In order to become proficient, competent, and confident Australian registered dentists while completing their internship in their country of origin, students in this program engage in critical enquiry, test ideas, and generate and expand their dental knowledge.

By understanding worldwide dental practice standards and preparing for the Australian Dental Council written tests, this course will help working dentists, interns, and postgraduate students better utilise their time.

Join the course to achieve your dreams

Details about the Course

About the Program

The ADC written examination – Adaptive course is a 32-week exam preparation course that assists ADC candidates in enhancing their professional knowledge and preparing for the Scenario-based Question (SBQ) exam, which is a component of the ADC dentist assessment process that evaluates the knowledge, judgment, clinical skills, and professional competences of overseas trained dentists.

This non-awarded ADC exam preparation course will give International Dentists the opportunity to learn about the evaluation and examination procedures that have been accepted for registration in Australia.

During this course, students will integrate their past understanding of dentistry and life experiences with new information on Australian healthcare systems, and then complete an exam to show that they “get” the Australian dental system.

Students will learn how to read, interpret, and understand the ADC exam questions in the course. In order to answer the most difficult analytical questions on the ADC written examination, students are taught to be ADC-savvy and to execute ADC strategies through a full understanding of Therapeutic Guidelines and Odell Case situations for clinical Dentistry.

To prepare students to be competent, confident, and safe licensed dentists in Australia, the course emphasises critical thinking, idea testing, and the development and growth of knowledge in dentistry.

According to the disciplines and subdisciplines on which candidates will be examined, this course has been crafted and curated to meet their needs.

Each discipline’s specialised topic will be taught, along with educational tools and handbooks.

Frequently Asked Questions

This adaptive course preparation course is a 32-week online course, featuring live tutorial session on Saturdays from 7 pm to 9 pm Melbourne / Sydney time, to prepare for the ADC written examination. In order to accommodate dentists’ busy schedules, we’ve carefully planned the course delivery time and duration. They will be given access to an online learning management system where they can complete their daily study plan and participate in the live sessions on Saturdays, according to the study plan. This course will be taught by dentists who have passed the ADC exam procedure and are registered in Australia.

To be eligible to apply for IHM’s ADC written examination preparation course you must:

  • Hold a minimum qualification(s) i.e, a bachelors degree in Dentistry. The minimum required qualifications vary between professions
    • Dentists: must hold at least a four-year, full-time university dental degree, or diploma at an acknowledged university
    • A budding dentist who is currently undergoing internship in a university/ college
  • To be eligible to apply for a written examination you must have successfully completed the initial assessment process

Yes, our experts will gladly guide you through the ADC exam steps absolutely free. However, each application stage should be completed directly with ADC by the candidate.

Yes, with IHM’s DCAP, course, you will receive all of the relevant resources for the ADC written examination. Our well-structured course design, which includes access to an online library, ensures that you have access to all of the relevant textbooks and reference resources for preparing for the ADC written exam.

To be eligible to apply for IHM’s ADC written examination preparation course you must:

  • Hold a minimum qualification(s) i.e, a bachelors degree in Dentistry. The minimum required qualifications vary between professions
    • Dentists: must hold at least a four-year, full-time university dental degree, or diploma at an acknowledged university
    • A budding dentist who is currently undergoing an internship in a university/ college
  • To be eligible to apply for a written examination you must have successfully completed the initial assessment process

After successfully completing the IHM’s ADC written examination preparation course, you will be well prepared to ace the Australian Dental Council’s (ADC) Written examination. The curriculum will offer you all you need to know about the Australian healthcare system and current standards of practice.

After passing the written examination, you may continue your study for the ADC practical examination by enrolling in IHM’s complete ADC practical examination preparation course at our Melbourne campus. For students who have passed the ADC written examination, we offer a four-week comprehensive ADC practical examination preparation course and an online communication OSCE preparation course.

Don’t worry, we’ll be there to help you through the process of obtaining your Australian dental practitioner registration and beyond.

Australian Dental Council (ADC) Registration Process for Overseas Registered Dentists

The ADC process consists of 3 stages:

1: Initial Assessment

This stage involves paper-based qualification and documentation assessment.

The different steps included in this process are document assessment of educational documents, work experience, registration history, and a good standing to determine eligibility to appear for the written examination.

Timeframe Approximately 8 weeks (not inclusive of the time taken to submit any additional document)
Cost AUD $610
Eligibility

To be eligible to apply for initial assessment applicants must:

  • hold a minimum qualification(s) at the required level that is comparable in duration and content to the nationally agreed minimal education standard for the relevant Australian dental profession, and
  • have held registration or license in either in their home country, or country of training, with no withdrawal of registration.

The minimum required qualifications vary between professions.

  • Dentists: must hold at least a four-year, full-time university dental degree, or diploma at an acknowledged university.

2: Written Examination

The Australian Dental Council (ADC) written examination is a computer based designed to evaluate the knowledge of science and dentistry practice for dentist. This examination assesses overseas registered dentists the reasoning skills along with the application of clinical judgement according to the dental practice in Australia.

On behalf of ADC, the two-day examination is delivered by Pearson VUE. Exam pattern examination includes four papers each containing 80 scenario-based and single-best answer multiple choice questions. The examination is held in multiple locations in Australia and overseas.

Timeframe Approximately 5 months
ACTIVITY TIMEFRAME
Written examination application period  Approximately 3 to 4 months before the examination
Authorisation to test emails sent 8 weeks before examination
Pearson VUE bookings open 8 weeks before examination
Pearson VUE bookings close 5 weeks before examination
Notification of examination results 6 weeks after examination
Application for verifications and appeals close 28 days from notification of results
Cost AUD 2,000
Eligibility To be eligible to apply for a written examination you must have successfully completed the initial assessment process.

3: Practical Examination

The Australian Dental Council (ADC) practical examination is to demonstrate your Entry-level competencies as a newly qualified dentist to practise safely by as a dentist in Australia.

Practical exam is carried out in two days. The simulation-based examination assesses your technical and clinical skills and each stage has to be successfully completed to become eligible to apply for registration with the Dental Board of Australia (DBA).

Timeframe Approximately 6 to 9 months (Examinations are held most weeks of the year at the ADC examination centre).
ACTIVITY TIMEFRAME
Practical examination application period Approximately 3 months prior to examination
Notification of application receipt Within 2 weeks of receipt of application
Notification of allocated practical examination date Within 6 weeks of practical examination application period
Notification of examination results 6 weeks after examination
Cost AUD 4,500
Eligibility You are eligible to sit the practical examination within three years of successful completion of the ADC written examination.

Online Delivery

  • Feb 5, 2022
  • Application: Submit your online application by clicking “Enroll now” on the course page’s upper right corner.
  • Enrollment Fee: After completing your application, you will be taken to the payment gateway, where you can make your payment immediately.
  • Confirmation of Admission: Once you’ve paid the enrolment fee, we’ll give you a confirmation of admission along with the orientation package so you can get ready for classes.

Some of the reasons why you should choose us are:

  • Our program has been curated by ADC exam graduates working and practicing in Australia by better understanding the assistance needed for an overseas dentist to successfully clear ADC examinations.
  • Ihm is the only provider in Australia, offering such a kind of preparation programs for overseas dental graduate interns.
  • Our course structure is designed in a way that the study topics are modelled as per the ADC exam pattern.
  • Student-centric teaching method enhanced by the state-of-the-art learning management system
  • Content and learning materials currently relevant and designed to ace the ADC Written examination at first go, graduate interns will be well equipped to appear for the ADC written examination soon after they gets their dental registration in their country of origin
  • Our one-of-a-kind tailored video recordings, where each Odell Case is explained thoroughly by AHPRA registered dentists who use their own clinical experience in Australia to guide you through them
  • Our educators are well qualified and experienced with commitment and passion for working towards their goals.
  • We provide constant support and guidance to our students to enable them to accomplish their ADC dream.

Our partnerships are built through positive, transparent, and engaging collaboration, and we’re grateful for the strong relationships we’ve built over the lifetime of IHM. These partnerships may vary in their nature but they all share the common fact that there’s mutual benefit and a strong sense of purpose to move the healthcare industry forward.

We encourage Nursing institutions, Hospitals, Healthcare Organisations and nursing associations to submit their expression of interest to become our partners!

Our industry and clinical partners provide physical access to products that benefit the simulation experience for students at IHM. Other partners provide opportunities to develop clinical skills at their facilities, such as nursing homes and hospitals. We also provide opportunities to upskill staff with the latest course.

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