Books for ADC Examination

The following books have been recommended by Australian Dental Council.

General Dentistry

  1. Australian Dental Association Inc. Policy Statement 6.5.1, Code of ethics for dentists.
  2. Australian Dental Association, Victorian Branch. By-law 2, Ethics.
  3. Fan KFM, Jones J. MCQs in dentistry, 2nd edn. Knutsford, UK: PasTest Ltd, 2010
  4. Ireland R, ed. A dictionary of dentistry. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2010
  5. Mitchell DA, Mitchell L. Oxford handbook of clinical dentistry, 7th ed. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2014


  1. Fejerskov O, Nyvad B, Kidd E, eds. Dental caries: the disease and its clinical management, 3rd edn. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley Blackwell, 2015

Community Dentistry

  1. Burt BA, Eklund SA, eds. Dentistry, dental practice and the community, 6th edn. St Louis: Elsevier Saunders, 2005


  1. Torabinejad M, Fouad A, Walton RE. Endodontics: principles and practice, 5th edn. St Louis: Elsevier Saunders, 2015


  1. Okeson, JP. Bell’s Oral and facial pain (formerly Bell’s Orofacial pain), 7th edn. Chicago: Quintessence, 2014

Infection control

  1. Australian Dental Association. Guidelines for infection control; 2nd ed. 2012


  1. Anusavice KJ, Shen C, Rawls HH, eds. Phillip’s Science of dental materials, 12th edn. Amsterdam: Saunders Elsevier, 2012


  1. Walker BR, Colledge NR, Ralston SH, Penman I, eds. Davidson’s principles and practice of medicine, 22nd edn. Edinburgh: Churchill Livingstone Elsevier, 2014 15


  1. Heymann HO, Swift EJ, Ritter AV, eds. Sturdevant’s art & science of operative dentistry, 6th edn. St Louis: Elsevier Mosby, 2013
  2. Mount GJ, Hume WR, eds. Preservation and restoration of tooth structure, 2nd edn. Brighton, QLD, Australia: Knowledge Books and Software, 2005

Oral medicine/Oral pathology

  1. Cawson RA, Odell EW. Cawson’s Essentials of oral pathology and oral medicine, 8th edn. Amsterdam: Churchill Livingstone Elsevier, 2008
  2. Soames JV, Southam JC. Oral pathology, 4th edn. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2005


  1. Profitt WR, Fields HW, Sarver DM, Ackerman JL. Contemporary orthodontics, 5th edn. St Louis: Elsevier Mosby, 2013

Paediatric dentistry

  1. Cameron AC, Widmer RP. Handbook of pediatric dentistry, 4th edn. St Louis: Elsevier Mosby, 2014
  2. McDonald RE, Avery DR, Dean JA. McDonald and Avery’s Dentistry for the child and adolescent, 9th edn. St Louis: Mosby, 2011


  1. Newman MG, Takei HH, Klokkevold PR, Carranza FA. Carranza’s clinical periodontology, 11th edn. St Louis: Saunders Elsevier, 2012


  1. Therapeutic guidelines – Oral and dental, Version 2. Melbourne: Therapeutic Guidelines Limited, 2012
  2. Rang HP, Ritter JM, Flower RD, Henderson G. Rang & Dale’s Pharmacology, 7th edn. Edinburgh: Churchill Livingstone, 2012


  1. Murray JJ, Nunn JH, Steele JG, eds. Prevention of oral disease, 4th edn, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2003


  1. Zarb GA, Hobkirk J, Eckert S, Jacob R, eds. Prosthodontic treatment for edentulous patients: complete dentures and implant-supported prostheses, 13th edn. St Louis: Elsevier Mosby, 2014
  2. Shillingburg HT, Sather DA Jr, Wilson EL Jr, Cain JR, Mitchell DL, Blanco LJ, Kessler JC. Schillingburg Fundamentals of fixed prosthodontics, 4th edn. Chicago: Quintessence Publishing, 2012
  3. Davenport JC, Basker RM, Heath JR. Clinical guide to removable partial dentures. London: BDJ Books, 2000 16


  1. Australian Radiation Protection & Nuclear Safety Agency. Radiation Protection Series Publication No. 10, Code of practice and safety guide for radiation protection in dentistry, 2005.
  2. White SC, Pharoah MJ. Oral radiology: principles and interpretation. St Louis: Elsevier Mosby, 2014

Regulations and Guidelines

  1. Dental Board of Australia. Various policies, codes and guidelines.

Special Needs

  1. Little JW, Falace D, Miller C, Rhodus NL. Dental management of the medically compromised patient, 8th edn. St Louis: Elsevier Mosby, 2013
  2. Scully HC. Scully’s medical problems in dentistry, 7th edn. Edinburgh: Churchill Livingstone, 2014


  1. Andreasen JO, Andreasen FM. Essentials of traumatic injuries to the teeth: a step-by-step treatment guide, 2nd edn. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley-Blackwell, 2010


  1. Australian Dental Journal
  2. British Dental Journal
  3. Journal of the American Dental Association
  4. Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry
  5. Journal of Dentistry
  6. Operative Dentistry
  7. Quintessence

The following is another list of books, read by a successfully passed out Australian Dental Council candidate.



Oral Pathology

  1. Burket’s Oral Medicine Diagnosis & Treatment Tenth Edition
  2. Regezi: Oral Pathology: Clinical Pathologic Correlations, 4th ed.
  3. Color Guide Oral Pathology, R. A. Cawson & E. W. Odel.
  4. Slide Interpretation in Oral diseases Chrispian Scully
  5. Colour Atlas of Oral Diseases in Children and Adolescence, Crispian Scully & Richard Welbury
  6. Oral Diseases Crispian Scully & Roderick A. Cawson
  7. Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology – 1st Ed _2003
  8. PDQ Oral Disease Diagnosis & Treatment 2002
  9. Pocket Atlas of Oral Diseases 2nd ed.,G Laskaris


  1. Mc Cracken’s Removable Partial Prosthodontics 10th ed.
  2. Principles & Practices of Complete Dentures, I. Hayakawa
  3. Color Atalas of Removable Partial Dentures, Devenport, Bhaskar, Heath & Ralph
  4. Hugh Delvin Complete Dentures; A Clinical Manual for The General Dental Practitioner
  5. Planning and Making crown and Bridge, Bernard GN Smith
  6. Contemporary Prosthodontics Rosensteil, land, Fuzimoto
  7. Fundamentals of Fixed Prosthodontics 3rd Ed. Shillingburg, Hobo, Whitsett, Jacobi & Brackett

Dental Materials

  1. Dental Materials-Properties & Manipulations 8th Ed. Craig, Powars & Wataha

Oral Surgery

  1. Oral Surgery-Fragiskos D. Fragiskos
  2. Atlas of Minor Oral Surgery 2nd Ed. David Mc Govan, Martin Dunitz
  3. Hand Book of Local Anasthesia, 4th ed. Stanely F. Malamed
  4. Peterson’s Principles of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 2nd Ed 2004
  5. Principles of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 5th ed. U J Moore
  6. Surgical Approaches to the Facial Skeleton Edward Ellis III & Michael F. Zide
  7. Essentials of Traumatic Injuries to The Teeth, JO Andreasen & FM andreasen
  8. Treatment Planning for Traumatised Teeth, Mitsuhiro Tsukiboshi DDS
  9. Key Topics in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
  10. The Extraction of teeth 2nd Edition Groffrey L Howe


  1. Text book of Endodontology Gunnar Bergenholtz, Preben Horsted-Bindslev, Claes reit, Blackwell Muskgaard 2003.
  2. Color Atlas of ENDODONTICS, William T Johnson.
  3. Dental Secrets, 2nd Ed, Stephen T. Sonis.
  4. Endodontics, Problem Solving in Clinical Practice 2002, TR Pitt Ford, JS Rhodes, & HE Pitt Ford.
  6. Endodontic Therapy, 6th Ed., Weine
  7. Cohen: Pathways of Pulp, 9th ed., 2006 Mosby


  1. Essentials of Dental Radiography and Radiology, 3rd Ed. Eric Whaites, Forwarded by RA Cawson.
  2. Color Atlas of Dental Medicine Radiology, Friedrich A Pasler
  3. Oral Radiology-Principles and Interpretation – White & Pharoah
  4. Panoramic Radiographic – Seminar on Maxillofacial Imaging and Interpretation Allan G Farman –Springer

Oral Medicine

  1. Essentials of Oral Medicine, Sol Silverman, L. Roy Eversole, Edmond L. Truelove
  2. Oral Medicine, Tyldesley 5th Ed
  3. Oral Medicine Picture Test Series Wray & Gibson
  4. A Colour Handbook of Oral Medicine Lewis & Jordon
  6. Oxford Handbook of Clinical Dentistry – 4th Ed. (2005)
  7. A Color Atlas of Cardio-Pulmonary Resucsitation Technique, Page, Mils &  Marton
  8. Pocket Guide of Drug Interactions

Tooth Conservation

  1. Pickard’s Manual of Operative Dentistry
  2. Pathways of Pulp – Cohen
  3. Sturdvant’s Art and Science of Operative Dentistry 2000


  1. Carranza’s Clinical Peridontology 9th ed. Newman, Takei, Carranza

Orthodontics & Paedodontics

  1. Handbook of Paediatric dentistry 2nd ed. Cameron & Widmar
  2. Orthodontic and Paediatric Dentistry-Millett & Welbury
  3. Restorative Techniques in Paediatric Dentistry 2nd ed, An Illustrated Guide to The Restoration of Carious Primary Teeth, Duggal, Curzon, Fayle, Toumba, Robertson

Preventive Dentistry

  1. Primary Preventive Dentistry Norman O. Harris, Franklin Garcia-Godoy


  1. Medical problems in Dentistry Scully & Cawson

All Inclusive Books

  1. Master Dentistry Volume 1
  2. Master Dentistry Volume 2
  3. REVIEW of Diagnosis, Oral Medicine, Radiology and Treatment Planning 4th Ed. Noman K Wood

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