ADC Practical Examination Preparation Course

The four-day course offered by Continuing Education in Dentistry is based closely on the dental procedures and tasks outlined within the 2017 ADC Practical Examination Handbook and will provide participants with the opportunity to further develop their practical skills and deepen their knowledge of Australian dental procedures.

The objectives of the course are to enhance the knowledge, judgment, clinical skills and professional skills of internationally trained dentists who seek formal registration with the Dental Board of Australia through the Practical Examination in order to practice in Australia.

Dates for 2018 have not been confirmed.

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ADC Practical Examination Preparation Course
Instruction, evaluation and feedback:

Lecturers and instructors will provide continuous instruction, evaluation and feedback of the participants’ ability to meet the assessment criteria for participants on their performance of the 14 dental procedures and tasks from the ADC Practical Examination list. The ratio of supervisors to attendees will be 1:8 which will provide an intimate and responsive practical learning experience.

The environment, materials and equipment used will replicate the publicly available list of materials and equipment outlined within the ADC Practical Examination Handbook.

Outline of dental procedures and tasks with the ADC Practical Examination Course:

Throughout the week, participants will have access to a Typodont model mounted in a manikin and to selected teeth for practice preparations. Participants will systematically work through the full list of dental procedures and tasks from the ADC Practical Examination list:

  1. Restorations of pre-prepared teeth (Class II composite resin, Class IV composite resin and Class II amalgam)
  2.  Preparations (Class III composite resin, Class II amalgam or Class II composite resin and full gold crown) 
  3.  Metal-ceramic (porcelain fused to metal) crown preparation.
  4.  Endodontic access on a molar tooth. Teeth with simulated enamel, dentine and pulp will be provided
  5. Fabrication of a provisional crown for a tooth pre-prepared for a metal-ceramic (porcelain fused to metal) crown
  6. Clinical communication
  7. Taking nominated radiographs in a manikin
  8. Applying a rubber dam
  9. Record keeping

Feedback and commentary regarding infection control will be provided on a continuous basis throughout the four days.

Teaching hours: 30
Mandatory requirements:

After payment, registrants will be contacted to provide the following

  • Proof of ID – current government photo identification (passport or drivers licence)
  • Proof of international dental degree
  • Although English proficiency results are not mandatory they are recommended as you are required to have a strong command of English to understand instruction from clinical tutors.
Desirable requirements:
  • A pass of the ADC Written Examination