Work as a dentist in Australia

Work as a dentist in Australia

If you have studied dentistry and would like to practice abroad, Australia may be one of your best destinations.

Be a dentist in Australia

Although access to practice as a dentist is more complicated than in some European countries, it will be worth it in the end. Australia offers great job opportunities and an unbeatable quality of life. In addition, this profession is on the list of the professions most demanded by the Australian Government. Thus, you can apply to the Skilled Visa to work as a dentist in Australia full time

Three ways to work as a dentist in Australia

  1. Have obtained the title of dentist in Australia, UK, Ireland or Canada.
  2. If you already have your dental degree but have obtained it in another country, you can validate some subjects of your degree and complete the rest in an Australian university. In this way you can also obtain the title of dentist issued in Australia.
  3. Validate your dental degree. For this, a series of requirements must be met.

Requirements to validate your dental degree in Australia

  • Have the IELTS English title with a minimum score of 7 or at least a B in all parts of the OET.
  • Evaluation by the Australian Dental Council (ADC). You will have to present all the documents that prove your degree in dentistry for this institution to verify that they are appropriate. If ADC approves your evaluation you will have access to exams that will allow you to validate your dental degree in Australia. The price of this evaluation is priced at AUD $ 610.
  • Once ADC approves your evaluation and you have the corresponding English degree, you will have to enroll to take a written and oral exam where your knowledge in dentistry will be evaluated.
    The written exam can be done in Australia or abroad and its price is AUD $ 1.500. There are two calls per year, one in March and one in September. The practical test can only be done in Australia and costs AUD $ 6.615. There are also two calls for this exam, one in June and one in November. In order to take the practical exam, the theoretical exam must have been previously passed

As you can see, the process is not entirely simple. What is certain, is that once you obtain your degree in dentistry to be able to practice in Australia, it will have been worth it. You can gain experience in a country where dentistry is a valued profession at the same time that you live a unique experience in this wonderful country.

If you still do not meet the English requirement, do not worry. You can come to Australia with the student visa by enrolling in an English course. This way you can improve your level and get the degree you need while working on something else part-time. Thus, you can finance your stay and even save a little to travel and get to know different cities and places in the country.

If you want more information on how to work as a dentist in Australia, contact us. We will be happy to give you a personalized service so that you come to live a unique experience in Australia.

Other qualified jobs

Qualified jobs are all those who have a certain degree of specialization, mostly vocational.


To ensure a better browsing experience, we advise you to put your phone vertically.

Australia's most famous cookies are called "Anzac Biscuits". Accept them to continue browsing the web. See Cookies policy

ACCEPT
Notice of cookies