What is RACDS?

RACDS is a member-based organisation comprising of 3000+ dentists and surgeons from Australasia and beyond. A not-for-profit organisation, the Aim & Purpose of RACDS is to provide a community for exceptional dentists to gain access to ongoing development of their clinical skills, forge a supportive network of peers, mentors and mentees, and to promote the improvement of oral health in the community.

RACDS education programs provide world standard, evidence-based education, training, examination and assessment, and achieving Fellowship or Membership status can distinguish you as an exceptionally skilled practitioner within your community.

In an increasingly saturated market of dental professionals, becoming a Fellow or Member of RACDS can advance your career, promotes patient and peer recognition, as well as providing you with outstanding CPD opportunities.

In addition to personal and professional development, becoming a member of RACDS will provide you with an invaluable, supportive collegiate experience.

Read more about what RACDS can do for you.

Advertised positions and dental practices

If you would like to advertise an available position at your practice or organisation, please contact marketing@racds.org. For the RACDS position advertisement rate card click HERE.

Find more advertised positions and dental practices.

RACDS Strategic Plan 2021 – 2024

The RACDS Strategic Plan 2021 -2024 is a high-level document that will guide the direction of the College over the next 3-4 years. It includes a greater emphasis on the College as an educational home for dentists at all stages of their careers.

In addition, there are several key strategic areas and initiatives now included such as:

  • Building multiple pathways to Membership and Fellowship, and identifying the learning needs of younger dentists
  • Ensuring College activities are adapted for the digital world
  • Creation of a new College value – Respect
  • Strong focus on collegiality
  • Prioritising awareness of the oral health needs of Indigenous peoples

View the RACDS Strategic Plan 2021-2024.

New Membership pathway – MRACDS(PDS)

We have exciting news!

Individuals successful in the Primary Examination are now entitled to apply for Membership with the College, entitling the use of post-nominals MRACDS(PDS) and full rights as a Member.

To reflect this, the Primary Examination has been renamed to Primary Dental Sciences (PDS) Examination.

Read more about Membership in Primary Dental Sciences.

From our members