This story of a dentist tells about the journey of a dentist for ADC exam and the mental, physical and economic sufferings full family went through after his failure.
Ganesh was a general dental practitioner with a nice practice in a class two city. Isha was a tutor in a Dental college in the same city. The couple had been living a happily married life with their 5 years old son and their parents in a joint family.
The dentist who has got his or her bachelor dental degree from a non-Australian institution needs to pass the skill assessment test/examination conducted by the Australian Dental Council and register themselves in Dental Board of Australia to practice as a general dentist in Australia or to get a job in public or private sector.
The ADC test/examination is a screening examination to establish that dentists trained in dental schools which have not been formally reviewed and accredited by the ADC have the necessary knowledge and clinical competence to practice dentistry.
Following are the steps, an overseas dentist needs to go through to qualify the ADC examination:
The exposer time for dental radiography is dependent upon the speed of the film whether its ‘D’ or ‘E’. The exposer time for various areas is given in the table below.
For exact data, you can see the instructions written on the inner side of the carton of the film. The modern microprocessor controlled radiography machines are coming with software that takes care of everything. You need to place the film properly, choose whether the patient is an adult or child, choose the tooth/area desired and shoot the film. You must take care of yourself and your staff for radiation protection. For radiation protection, read the article given below:
- Oral Radiology Principles and Interpretation 5th Ed