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


RACDS is closely monitoring the advice relating to Coronavirus (COVID-19) provided by the Australian Government Department of Health and WHO, and adjusting our program of activities accordingly. Our first priority is the health and welfare of our Fellows, members, activity participants and staff.

The College is developing, where appropriate, alternate delivery methods for many of our upcoming events. As a result, there are a number of schedule changes to our calendar of events, which is being updated frequently. Should we need to cancel an activity, participants will receive a full refund of the enrolment fee.

We apologies for any inconvenience and appreciate your understanding at this time. Please continue to check our College Calendar for the most up to date information.

Read more about Covid-19 updates

Board Elections 2020-2022

The ballot is now open for the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons Board Election 2020-2022. Voting members are eligible to vote in this ballot.  The Board Election 2020-2022 is being conducted electronically by the independent voting and election services company – CorpVote.


A balanced RACDS Board will include a broad range of skills and experience. Board nominees were requested to consider the following list of key areas of director expertise and

to consider how they could contribute as a company director on the RACDS Board:

  • Board/Corporate Governance
  • Strategy
  • Accounting/Finance
  • Business/Executive
  • Education/Academic
  • Risk management
  • Technical skills (dental)
  • Legal
  • Information Technology
  • Communications


Following the nomination period, the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons received FOURTEEN (14) nominations for EIGHT (8) positions as Director. Therefore, an election is required to determine these positions.


Voting opens at 00:01 AEDT on Friday 2 October 2020 and closes at 23:59 AEDT on Friday 30 October 2020.


The Board Elections 2020-2022 will be held as an electronic voting process. To lodge your vote you will be required to enter your Voter Access Code (VAC) and your Date of Birth. Your Voter Access Code and voting instructions will be supplied to you by CorpVote via email. If you did not receive the email from CorpVote and believe that you are eligible to vote, please check your junk mail folder and then contact CorpVote on the number or email below.

Fellows and Members who do not have email addresses have been sent ballot papers in the post.


For voter support please contact CorpVote on 1300 147 797 or support@corpvote.com.au

For Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons Member Services please call 02 9262 6044 or email info@racds.org

The election results will be announced at the AGM on 20 November 2020.

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