Dentist Registration & Dentist Jobs in Australia

Dentist Registration & Dentist Jobs in Australia

Dentists in Australia work in general practice or specialize in one of the following principal fields: Orthodontics, Periodontics, Pediatric (children’s) Dentistry, Prosthodontics, Endodontics and Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. To work in Australia Overseas Dentist should register in Australian Dental Council. The Australian Dental Council (ADC) is the organization responsible for assessing overseas trained dentists to enable them to obtain registration in Australia. The ADC also accredits Australian Dental Schools courses leading to registrable qualifications. The dental boards, the dental schools, the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons, the Australian Dental Association, the Australian Dental & Oral Health Therapists Association and the Dental Hygienists Association of Australia are represented on the ADC. For more details about Australian Dental Council (ADC) can be found at http://www.dentalcouncil.net.au

The Universities of Adelaide, Melbourne, Queensland, Sydney and Western Australia, all offer dental degree courses. Griffith University commenced a program in 2004. The qualifications awarded by these schools satisfy the formal academic requirements for registration of all Australian Dental Boards.

There are three ways in which overseas qualified dentists can enter the registration & profession in Australia

  • By immediate recognition of their existing qualifications or
  • By successfully completing the Australian Dental Council (ADC) examinations
  • By enrolling at an Australian dental school for dental degree course where they may be granted some credit for previous study.

Qualifications Immediately Acceptable to Registration Boards

Dentists with a Bachelor degree obtained from the United Kingdom or Ireland may have qualifications, which may be acceptable to Dental Registration Boards for immediate registration subject to certain conditions. If a person is registered to practice an occupation in one Australian State or Territory they can carry out an equivalent occupation in any other State or Territory. Dentist registered or licensed to practice an occupation in New Zealand are entitled to practice the equivalent occupation in any Australian State and Territory.

Qualifications not Immediately Acceptable to Registration Boards

If your qualifications do not immediately meet Australian requirements, there are two options. The first is to complete an Australian dental degree course at one of the Australian Universities offering approved dental course, where you may be granted some credit for your previous study.. The second option is to undertake the examination procedure conducted by the ADC described below.

Overseas Dentist Assessment Program [ADC Examination Procedures]

Eligibility- 4 year dental degree and registration in home country

The Overseas Dentist Assessment Program (ADC examination procedures) has been developed specifically to assess the qualifications of overseas trained dentists whose qualifications are not accepted as a basis for registration by Australian Dental Boards. The examination procedure consists of three parts an Occupational English Test (OET); a Preliminary Examination (Multiple Choice Questions and Short Answer questions); and a Final Examination (Clinical). These must be taken sequentially.

Occupational English Test (OET)

A comprehensive knowledge of English is essential to the practice of dentistry in Australia. The OET is organized by CAE The OET assesses reading, writing, speaking and listening skills and takes about three and a half hours to complete. From 1 January 2006, all overseas trained dentists (regardless of country of training) will be required to pass the OET examination with an “A” or “B” standard pass in all four sections prior to acceptance into the Australian Dental Council examinations. You must pass this test before you proceed to the Preliminary Examination. “A pass is valid for 2 years. Other English tests are not accepted.”

  • OET Tuition fees -Rs 10000
  • OET Exam Fees -AUD 775

Occupational English Test (OET)

On successful completion of OET examination, candidates can apply to the Preliminary examination. It is a written examination in multiple choice and short written answer format. It is designed to test your knowledge of the practice of dentistry and of clinical and technical procedures as they are practiced in Australia. Previous examination papers are not available, but sample multiple choice questions are made available to enrolled candidates. Unlimited attempts are permitted for this examination but a new fee must be paid for each attempt. A pass is valid for three years. If you live overseas, you may take the OET and the ADC Preliminary Examination at New Delhi or Chennai. If you are in Australia, you can sit both these examinations in any of the State capital cities and some larger provincial centers. The Preliminary Examination is usually held in the first week of March and in the first week of September each year.

Preliminary Exam Fees -AUD 500 (Approximately)

Final Examination – Clinical

In order to be eligible to sit for the Final Examination you must pass the Preliminary Examination. The Clinical examination is held over three to six days and includes the following three blocks:

Conservative Dentistry – Operative Dentistry and Paediatric Dentistry

Treatment Planning -including consideration of Periodontics and Removable Prosthodontics; Oral Surgery, Oral Diagnosis and Radiology.Aspects of all clinical disciplines such as Orthodontics, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology and Pharmacology will be included where appropriate (practical and/or theoretical and/or viva voce). You will be examined at a level no less than that reached by graduates from Australian universities

Unlimited attempts are permitted for this examination but it must be undertaken within three years of passing the Preliminary Examination. In the event that applications exceed available places in this examination, a system of priority will be applied.

First attempt candidates will have priority over repeat attempt candidates

The scheduling of first attempt candidates will take into consideration the time since they sat and qualified at the Preliminary Examinations (i.e. shorter time period).Candidates will be ranked in merit order of their overall score achieved in the Preliminary Examination. Candidates with fewer repeat attempts will have priority over candidates with a higher number of repeat attempts. Candidates will be notified of acceptance, the venue and times at least one month before the examination date. The Final Examination is held only in Australia. Candidate’s resident outside Australia may be able to obtain a temporary entry visa, at his or her own expense, to cover the trip to Australia to attend the examination. You are allowed unlimited attempts at this Examination, but a new fee must be paid for each attempt.

An ADC Certificate is issued upon successful completion of the ADC examination procedure. The ADC Certificate entitles you to apply for registration with any of the Australian Dental Boards and explore job in Australia.

Final Exam Fees -AUD 5000 (Approximately)

Appeals and Post Examination Discussions

The Council will consider any concerns and grievances put to it in writing, addressed to the Chief Executive Officer. Candidates who fail the Final Examination have the opportunity to discuss areas that require improvement. This is done to assist the candidate should she/he enroll for a further attempt at the examination. There is an appeals procedure for which a fee applies. You may seek advice at any stage of the examination process concerning examination format and procedure.

Documents Required For Registration And Placement Guidance

  • Passport size Photograph (2 nos)
  • A curriculum vitae (bio-data)
  • Experience letter from present employer and previous employers
  • Copy of initial and current dental registration certificate / license
  • Copy of dental, degree/ diploma certificates, mark sheets and transcripts
  • Copies of Plus Two certificates and mark sheets
  • Copies of 10th certificates and mark sheets
  • Copy of Passport
  • Copies of OET certificate
  • Copy of birth certificate (optional)
  • Copy of marriage certificate (optional)

Advantages Of this Program

  • You can option registration with the dental council of Australia.
  • You can pay fees in installment
  • You can obtain job in Australia after completion of the program
  • You will become eligible to apply permanent residency in Australia

Employment in Australia

Most of the Dentist gets jobs during the clinical they attend, whereas others will be assisted by International Academy in getting jobs in Australia.

Other Requirements

  • Application fee for International Academy Rs. 20000

Bachelor of Dentistry Graduate Entry

We also send overseas dental degree holders to do their bachelor degree in dentistry in 2-year time. After completion of this program students will get Australia dental degree and registration with the Australian dental council and become eligible to work as a registered dentist in Australia. Intake in this program is: February and July each year.

Entry Requirements

  • Registered dental Degree
  • IELTS Academic with overall band score of “7″ with no band less than 6.5 or OET minimum B grade in each module.
  • Tuition Fees: AU$32000 to 35000 (Per Year)

Documents Required For Registration And Placement Guidance

  • Passport size Photograph (2 nos)
  • A curriculum vitae (bio-data)
  • Experience letter from present employer and previous employers
  • Copy of initial and current dental registration certificate / license
  • Copy of dental, degree/ diploma certificates, mark sheets and transcripts
  • Copies of Plus Two certificates and mark sheets
  • Copies of 10th certificates and mark sheets
  • Copy of Passport
  • Copies of OET certificate
  • Copy of birth certificate (optional)
  • Copy of marriage certificate (optional)
  • Other requirement

Advantages Of this Program

  • You obtain Australian Degree in dentistry.
  • You attain registration with the dental council of Australia.
  • You can pay fees in installment
  • You can work part-time while you study and fulltime on vacation and holidays
  • You do not require any work experience to get admission in this program.
  • You become eligible to work in Australia after completion of the program
  • Your dependent also can travel along with you and can work while you study in Australia.

Employment in Australia

Most of the Dentist get jobs from the Hospitals where they undergo clinical training as part of their training program whereas others will be assisted by International Academy in getting jobs in Australia

Initial Program Cost

  • Tuition fees Rs 6, 00,000 [approximately]
  • Air ticket for candidate travel Rs 30000 [approximately]
  • Pocket money for candidate to travel Rs 70000

Other Requirements

  • Application fee Rs. 7500/- (with free IELTS) Rs. 4000/-(without IELTS)

Overseas Dentist Pre Registration Program

Successful completion of this program enables overseas-educated dentist to register with the Australian dental council and practice as a registered dentist in the Australian Health care system. Students in this program will undertake clinical placements in Major Metropolitan and regional dental hospitals. To obtain admission in this program candidates have to apply to Australian dental council for a referral letter. If candidate is eligible, the dental council will issue this letter. With this letter candidates can approach an educational provider for this program. On successful completion of this program, candidates will get direct registration in Australian dental council. To complete the program successfully students are required to achieve a pass in the dental theory examinations and they have to demonstrate clinical competency for a registered dentist as identified by the Australian dental Council. The programs usually commence in Feb and July every year. The duration of this program is 1-year.Entry Requirements

  • OET (Occupational English Test) B grade in speaking, listening, writing & reading.
  • Referral letter from Australian dental council.
  • Degree or PG in Dentistry.

Documents Required For Registration And Placement Guidance

  • Passport size Photograph (2 nos)
  • A curriculum vitae (bio-data)
  • Copy of IELTS certificate.
  • Copy of initial and current dental registration certificate / license
  • Copy of degree and PG certificates, mark sheets and transcripts
  • Copy of birth certificate (optional)
  • Copy of marriage certificate (optional)
  • Copy of experience letter from present employer and previous employers
  • Copy of Passport
  • Copies of 10th and Plus Two certificates and mark sheets.

Advantages Of this Program

  • You attain registration with the dental council of Australia.
  • You can pay fees in installment
  • You can work part-time while you study and fulltime on vacation and holidays
  • You do not require any work experience to get admission in this program.
  • You become eligible to work in Australia after completion of the program
  • Your dependent also can travel along with you and can work while you study in Australia.

Employment in Australia

Most of the Dentist get jobs from the Hospitals where they undergo clinical training as part of their training program whereas others will be assisted by International Academy in getting jobs in Australia

Initial Program Cost

  • Tuition fees Rs 6, 00,000 [approximately]
  • Air ticket for candidate travel Rs 30000 [approximately]
  • Pocket money for candidate to travel Rs 70000

Other Requirements

  • Application fee for International Academy Rs. 20000