The ADC examination is a screening examination to establish that dentists trained in dental schools which have not been formally reviewed and accredited by the ADC have the necessary knowledge and clinical competence to practice dentistry.

Above mentioned subjects will be repeated from Oct , 2018 to April, 2019 Similarly in the Revision phase so that all subjects can be studied twice through classes & tests

  • Examination Initiative support
  • Procedures for Assessment and Recognition of Overseas Qualification
  • Eligibility requirement information
  • Format, Timing and Venues of the ADC Examinations
  • Occupational English Test (OET)
  • Preliminary Exam Preparation : Scenario-based and Single-best answer MCQs.
  • Study material – Specific test item formats
  • Entry requirements to New Zealand registration examination process

Occupational English Test (OET) or IELTS academic module :

ADC now accepts either of the following English language tests:
  • The International English Language Testing System Academic module (IELTS); or
  • The Occupational English Test (OET).
  • The occupational English Test is a test of English for medical and health professionals. It is used for professional registration and migration purposes.
  • As part of the ADC’s assessment and examination pathway, overseas qualified dental practitioners must successfully complete either of the following English language tests at the specified level:
  • The IELTS academic module, with a minimum score of seven in each of the four components (listening, reading, writing and speaking); or
  • The OET, with grades of A or B in each of the four sub-tests (listening, reading, writing and speaking).
  • All components or sub-tests of either test must be passed at the specified level in a single sitting.
  • A pass in the IELTS or OET (at the specified level) is valid for two years only.
Preliminary examination

It is a written examination in multiple choice 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.

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. Unlimited attempts are permitted for this examination but it must be undertaken within three years of passing the Preliminary Examination. First attempt candidates will have priority over repeat attempt candidates.

Details of Course options for ADC Exam Coaching

Option 1 : Online Test Series for ADC Part – I Exam

  • Online Tests are available at
  • Tests & Discussions covering all subjects to prepare you for ADC Part – I Exams alongwith study material.
  • All tests are with explanatory answers, references & combined Rankings
  • Every Sunday tests are conducted simultaneously online & at AHEAD Academic Test Centers.
  • Previous Tests are available for repeat attempts online 24 hours x 7 days
  • Study material in the form of books recommended for ADC are sent to all enrolled candidates by courier

Option 2 : Regular Classes with Tests & Discussions for ADC part 1 Exam

  • Classes are conducted by experienced faculty in all specialties on every Sat & Sun as per the predecided Schedule. Summarized Class notes are distributed.
  • Mock ADC Exams are conducted followed by discussions with experts & explanatory answers are distributed after the tests.
  • These sessions cover both Scenario-based and Single-best answer MCQs as per the ADC Exam Pattern.
  • Doubt Solving sessions are also conducted with the teachers in all subjects.
  • Weekly assignments are given to all students in order to prepare for the next forthcoming subject wise test.

Option 3 : Clinical Training Course for ADC Part II Exam.

  • All procedures are performed by the students on ADC simulated models, typhodonts, extracted teeth & allotted patients
  • Focus is on Endodontics, Prosthodontics & Restorative Dentistry with Periodontics, Radiology, Oral Surgery & Pedodontics as additional subjects.
  • ADC Simulated Clinical Course allows the candidates to enhance their working skills, learn ideal procedures, practice infection control and gain confidence for handling the patients and perform guided treatment.
  • Exclusive Viva Interaction on Differential Diagnosis of various pathologies & their Treatment Planning
  • Combination of Options 1 & 3 or Options 2 & 3 are also available