Each Australian State and Territory
has separate legislation covering the recognition of dental qualifications.
To practice dentistry you have to be registered with the local
State or Territory Dental Board.
Before you can start working as a Dentist, you need to complete
two separate processes.
The first step is Recognition of your Overseas Dental Qualification
by the Australian Dental Council. The second step is Registration
with the State Dental Board.
Recognition is the first step and common to all Overseas Trained
Dentist. Registration is applicable only to the Overseas Trained
Dentist whose qualification has already been recognized by Australian
Dental Council and who is going to work in a place that is within
the jurisdiction of the Dental Registration Board.
Generally if you are registered with one State Dental Board,
you can practice freely in the other states. But, rules and regulations
always change. So, you must always contact the respective State
Dental Board for current procedures.
If you hold a Non- Australian qualification in Dentistry and
want to enter the profession in Australia, then you have three options.
(1) by enrolling at an Australian dental school where you may be
granted some credit for previous study
(2) by immediate recognition of your existing qualifications
(3) by successfully completing the Australian Dental Council (ADC)
The ADC examination procedures have been developed specifically
to assess the qualifications of overseas trained dentists whose
qualifications are not accepted as a basis for registration by Australian
The complete details on all the above procedures and other important
relevant information can be found in 'The Dentist's Guide to Overseas
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