ADC Practical Examination Preparation Course: 4-7 November 2014

Course Overview

Our newly designed four-day course is based closely on the dental procedures and tasks outlined within the 2014 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.

ADC Practical Examination Preparation Course

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 Tuesday 4 November – Friday 7 November 2014


 8.30am – 5.30pm (with registration at 8am)


 Sydney Dental Hospital, 2 Chalmers Street, Surry Hills, NSW 2010


Through intensive ‘hands-on’ workshops with simulated patients (manikins) within the SIM Clinic at Sydney Dental Hospital, course participants will be instructed and supervised by a team of Faculty of Dentistry lecturers and tutors.

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 within 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 14 dental procedures and tasks from the ADC Practical Examination list:

  1. Class II amalgam preparation.
  2. Class III composite resin preparation.
  3. Full metal crown preparation.
  4. Metal-ceramic (porcelain fused to metal) crown preparation.
  5. Endodontic access preparation on a molar tooth. Teeth with simulated enamel, dentine and pulp will be provided for the Endodontic Access Preparation.
  6. Fabricate a provisional crown restoration for a pre-prepared* metal-ceramic (porcelain fused to metal) crown preparation.
  7. Restore a pre-prepared* tooth with a direct Class II composite resin restoration.
  8. Restore a pre-prepared* tooth with a direct Class IV composite resin restoration.
  9. Restore a pre-prepared* tooth with a Class II amalgam restoration.
  10. Taking nominated radiographs a manikin. Candidates will also be provided with instructions relation to patient communication skills in specific defined clinical situations.
  11. Apply rubber dam.
  12. Record keeping.
  13. Clinical communication.
  14. Infection control and material hygiene.

*A pre-prepared tooth will be provided for all tasks requiring restorations

Teaching hours:



  • $4,500


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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
  • Evidence of proficiency in English through International English Language Testing System (IELTS) academic module, with a minimum score of seven in each of the four components (listening, reading, writing and speaking); or the Occupational English Test (OET), with grades of A or B in each of the four sub-tests (listening, reading, writing and speaking).

Desirable requirements:

  • A pass of the ADC Written Examination

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