Dental Career Advancement Program (DCAP) –
ADC Practical Examination : Technical Course

  • Delivery Mode: On Campus

  • Duration: 2 Weeks

  • No of Sessions / Day: 2 Sessions

  • Duration of each session: 3.5 hours

  • On Campus: AUD $3,750
  • Melbourne, Online

About the Course

IHM offers Technical course ( 2 weeks) with an emphasis on preparation to sit the ADC practical examination technical skills day that focusses on preparation and restoration of teeth on the dental manikin.

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Details about the Course

Technical Tasks

Demonstration of procedural skills on typodont. The tasks may include tooth preparation and /or restoration related to:

  • Conservation
  • Endodontics
  • Fixed Prosthodontics

Example tasks:

  • The restoration of a prepared tooth/teeth with resin composite
  • The restoration of a prepared tooth/teeth with amalgam
  • The preparation and/or temporisation of a tooth/teeth to receive an indirect restoration(s)
  • An endodontic procedure
  • The preparation of a carious tooth/teeth
  • Demonstration of all technical and clinical tasks
  • World class laboratory facilities: IHM offers the technical part of the course in the custom made Simulation Lab
  • Regular updates on exam changes
  • One on one consultation with our experienced educators
  • Access to materials (excluding burs and teeth) during the practice hours
  • Materials’ used on loan include
    • Manikins with Columbia upper and lower models (for Simulation Lab practice)
    • High speed and slow speed hand pieces and micro motor
    • Hand instruments
    • Others as required
Delivery Mode On Campus
Course Duration 2 weeks
Number of sessions per day 2 Sessions
Duration of each session 3.5 hours
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.

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