AIDER was formed in January 2006 with the expressed aim of providing instruction by experienced clinicians and teachers to overseas trained dentists wishing to prepare themselves for the Australian Dental Council examinations for admission to practice in Australia. The course is an 8 week intensive training program of lectures, tutorials and "hands on" training on models. At this stage, there is no access to training on patients.

The directors are qualified dentists who have had extensive experience in organizing such courses for the public sector, as well as many years of teaching and examining experience.

The teachers have been specially selected by the directors on the basis of their experience at undergraduate, postgraduate and overseas dentist training courses level. Some are ADC graduates who can advise candidates on the basis of their personal experiences in preparing and sitting for the ADC examination.