Nab That Job in Australia!



Are You a Dentist Looking to Find a Job and Emigrate to Australia?

Posted on November 18, 2009 at 4:35 PM

We have great news for Dentists wishing to find a job and emigrate to Australia!

Are you a graduate from a Dental program in Canada, Hong Kong, Malaysia, South Africa, Singapore or the US?  Then you may be eligible to participate in the Public Sector Dental Workforce Scheme (PSDWS).

Under this new scheme, PSDWS, those eligible will be granted exemption from the Australian Dental Council (ADC) Preliminary Examination, and a form of "restricted registration" that means that you can practise Dentistry in the public sector in Australia, for a period of up to three years.

The PSDWS requires the participants of the scheme to sit the ADC Final Clinical Examination within that three year period.

Isn't that exciting news?

This means that if you are a Dentist from one of the countries listed above, you may be able to emigrate to Australia much quicker and easier, and only worry about the exams down the track.

Once you have completed your exams, you then have the option of working in the private sector in Australia as a Dentist.

Further - normally the State or Territory that you are practising Dentistry in in Australia, is responsible for carrying the fee involved in sitting the Final Clinical Examination with ADC in Australia.  So you are likely to not have to pay the fee of sitting the Australian Dental Council exams!

Accredited Dental Undergraduates From the Following Universities, are Eligible for Participating in the Private Sector Dental Workforce Scheme in Australia:


Dalhousie University

Laval University

McGill University

University of Alberta

University of British Columbia

University of Manitoba

University of Montreal

University of Saskatchewan

University of Toronto

University of Western Ontario

Hong Kong

University of Hong Kong


National University of Ireland

University of Dublin


National university of Malaysia

University of Malaya


National University of Singapore

South Africa

Medical University of Southern Africa (Medunsa)

University of Western Cape

University of Pretoria

University of Stellenbosch

University of Witwatersrand

United Kingdom

University of Belfast

University of Birmingham

University of Bristol

University of Dundee

University of Durham

University of Edinburgh

University of Glasgow

University of Leeds

University of Liverpool

University of London

University of Manchester

University of Newcastle- Upon-Tyne

University of St Andrews

University of Sheffield

University of Wales

The Universities of Durham, Edinburgh and St Andrews no longer have undergraduate dental schools.

The University of Wales College of Medicine and Cardiff University merged in 2004 under the title Cardiff University.

United States

University of Alabama

A.T.Still University of Health Sciences, Arizona

Loma Linda University

University of California at Los Angeles

University of Southern California

University of California at San Francisco

University of the Pacific

University of Colorado

University of Connecticut

Howard University of Dentistry

Nova Southeastern University

University of Florida

Medical College of Georgia

University of Iowa

Southern Illinois University

University of Illinois at Chicago

Indiana University

University of Kentucky

University of Louisville

Louisiana State University

Boston University

Harvard University

Tufts University

University of Maryland Baltimore

University of Michigan

University of Detroit

University of Minnesota

University of Missouri-Kansas City

University of Mississippi

University of North Carolina

University of Nebraska

Creighton University

University of Medicine and Dentistry New Jersey

University of Nevada, Las Vegas

State University of New York at Buffalo

Columbia University

New York University

State University of New York at Stony Brook

Case Western Reserve University

Ohio State University

University of Oklahoma

Oregon Health and Science University

Temple University

University of Pennsylvania

University of Pittsburgh

University of Puerto Rico

Medical University of South Carolina

University of Tennessee

Meharry Medical College School of Dentistry

Baylor College of Dentistry Component of Texas

University of Texas Health Science – Houston

University of Texas Health Science – San Antonio

Virginia Commonwealth University

University of Washington

Marquette University

West Virginia University

If you have at least two years post graduate experience behind you and would like to apply for a Dental position in Public Sector in Australia (PSDWS), send your resume / CV now, by clicking here.

For more information on available positions and current Dental salaries in Australia, click here.

NB - if you are an experienced dentist who is interested in working in the private sector in Australia, we can only assist you to find employment in Australia once you have completed your Australian Dental Council (ADC) exams and your OET (if you are from a non-English speaking country).  We can assist you with your migration to Australia through our specialised Australian Migration Services.  Click here to learn more.

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this post is of great help. a lot of dentist are looking for good work in australia right now.Idaho Falls dentist
Reply Charlene
10:09 AM on January 2, 2012 
Thank you so much for the insight written above. It really helped a lot! The universities listed above under Malaysia is only restricted to 2 universities? I am currently studying Dentistry in a private university in Malaysia and desire so much to work in Australia in the near future. Although i'm only in my 2nd year but i'm anxious to plan for the future, any more extra information regarding this PSDWS? Thank you so much!
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Reply Dr Zaheed
2:20 AM on November 22, 2012 
Hi Nadine. I have emailed you more than a week ago enquiring about opportunities in australia as a Dentist as i am keen to emigrate and wondering whether you have received it. I had also attached my CV. Please could you let me know when i could expect a response from you. I can always resend the information if you have not received my previous email. thanks very much.
Reply shahana
4:45 AM on January 27, 2013 
hi. i am a south african dentist, and i already live in australia. i have PR and would now like to apply for a public sector job. could you help? please get back to me, any assistance will be appreciated
Reply megan
4:01 PM on June 29, 2013 
Hi, these are 3 year positions? What visa would I need for this? What the progression of application? Job, Registration, VISA?? Confused as I'm interested but not to immigrate but three years of work would be great experience.
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