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.
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RACDS Strategic Plan 2021 – 2024
The Board of Directors are excited to share the new RACDS Strategic Plan for 2021-2024.
The Strategic Plan 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 career.
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
To view the RACDS Strategic Plan 2021-2024 click here.
RACDS is closely monitoring the advice relating to COVID-19 (Coronavirus) provided by the Australian Government Department of Health, NSW Health and the World Health Organisation (WHO). Our first priority is the health and welfare of our Fellows, Members, activity participants and staff.
The College continues to adjust our program of activities accordingly and develop alternate delivery methods for many of our upcoming Education programs and events. As a result, we encourage you to continue to monitor the RACDS website, specifically our Education Calendar and Events, for the most up to date information.
For the latest news and information about COVID-19 we encourage you to visit your local Government website or https://www.health.gov.au/.
From our members
The benefits of getting involved
– Dr Poppy Anastassiadis FRACDS(GDP)
‘Being deeply involved in her profession from both an advocacy standpoint, an educator, and through RACDS is not only personally… Read more
The power of quality mentorship for young dentists
– Dr Amanda Phoon Nguyen MRACDS (GDP)
“I was accepted into the (postgraduate specialty) training program with my MRACDS (GDP), which is something I get asked about… Read more
5 universal truths a young dentist should know – Dr Patrick Russo FRACDS
What should recently graduated dentists be doing to equip themselves for their careers? Dr Patrick Russo FRACDS shares 5 universal… Read more
Dr Omar Ikram on his journey with RACDS and advice to young dentists
Successfully completely the Primary Examination is a great asset to have on your CV when applying for specialist training. Read more