Doctor of Clinical Dentistry (Prosthodontics)

The information on this page applies to future students. Current students should refer to their faculty handbooks for course information.

The Doctor of Clinical Dentistry (Prosthodontics) trains qualified dentists who wish to specialise in prosthodontics. The course will develop your clinical skills in advanced restorative dental surgery and contemporary prosthodontics and you will acquire a comprehensive understanding of orofacial pain. You will also complete a research project in the field of prosthodontics or restorative dentistry under the supervision of an academic staff member.

Working within Dentistry one must possess a number of attributes in order to be successful in Dentistry. We have attached a list of inherent requirements that students should meet before considering Dentistry as a career.

Course outline

Unit of Study information on faculty page

Study plan

The Doctor of Clinical Dentistry (Prosthodontics) is a three year full-time course. Students will enrol and complete all units of study outlined for each semester. This course is primarily clinical based with didactic sessions and a research component in each semester.

Embedded courses

Further course information

Progression rules

The faculty requires candidates to demonstrate satisfactory progress with their studies as set out in the current relevant University policy on progression. Candidates are required to successfully complete an end of semester assessment before being able to progress to the units of study in the subsequent semester. Candidates must remain registered with the Australian Dental Board for the duration of their candidature. Where a candidate does not remain registered with the Australian Dental Board, the faculty may terminate candidature.

Capstone experience

A capstone experience comprises one or more units of study designed by the faculty to provide students with an opportunity to draw together the learning that has taken place during the award, synthesise this with their prior learning and experience, and draw conclusions that will form the basis for further investigation, intellectual and/or professional growth. For the Doctor of Clinical Dentistry (Prosthodontics) all students will complete a thesis as a capstone experience. The research project is undertaken throughout the course.

Course outcomes and further study

Graduate opportunities

This course prepares candidates for work in a specialist practice in prosthodontics or a specialist clinic in a hospital.

Course accreditation

Doctor of Clinical Dentistry courses are accredited by the Australian Dental Council (ADC) http://www.dentalcouncil.net.au/

Further study

The training in research component of this course will provide a basis for an academic career, which would involve further research training through a Doctor of Philosophy.

Admission

Admission requirements

A successful applicant for admission to the Doctor of Clinical Dentistry (Prosthodontics) will hold a Bachelor of Dentistry, Doctor of Dental Medicine or Bachelor of Dental Surgery from the University of Sydney or equivalent institution; or an equivalent qualification that is recognised by the Australian Dental Board (Limited Registration for postgraduate training/supervised practice) and with a curriculum acceptable to the faculty.
Applicants must demonstrate commitment to the particular specialty that they are applying for, such as through participation in short courses or continuing education programs aligned to that particular specialty.
In addition to these requirements, admission to this course requires:
at least two years general dental practice;
completion of the primary Fellowship Examination of the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons or its equivalent is desirable;
all applicants must be registered with the Australian Dental Board for practice (limited registration for international candidates) prior to admission to the program.
All applications will be ranked according to academic merit after the application closing date. Successfully ranked applicants will be invited to participate in an interview with the Faculty of Dentistry. Some specialist programs also require applicants to sit an examination as a component of the selection process.

The academic requirements that are displayed are applicable to currently available courses only, and are updated annually in October and may be changed without notice. The Faculty Handbook and the University of Sydney Calendar are the official legal source of information relating to study at the University of Sydney, and you are referred to those documents.

How to apply

Domestic students

How to apply

Applications are made directly to the University and assessed by the Faculty. Applications commencing in semester 1, 2018 will close on the 31st March 2017.

Ancillary expenses

Ancillary costs may be incurred for this course.

International students

How to apply

Overseas applicants may apply (i) directly to the University, or (ii) through a University overseas representative (education agent). Applications commencing in semester 1, 2018 will close on the 31st March 2017

Ancillary expenses for international students

Ancillary costs may be incurred for this course.

Important Fee Information

Domestic students

Indicative Postgraduate Domestic Tuition Fee

The tuition fee for a domestic postgraduate student is an indication only of the 2017 fees payable in Year 1 for a standard full time load of 48 credit points (1.0 EFTSL). Depending on the calendar year in which you undertake your study, and if your study load is more or less than the 1.0 EFTSL, your tuition fee will differ from the indicative amount.

Annual review and fee increases

Importantly, tuition fees are subject to annual review by the University, and will increase each year of your period of study, effective at the start of each calendar year.

Additional incidental costs

For some courses there are incidental costs additional to the student contribution and/or course fee. Some of these incidental costs are significant, for example, faculty-specific materials, tools, protected clothing and equipment. Further information about these costs is available from your faculty.

Credit card surcharge

Please note that a surcharge of 0.8% will apply for payments made by Visa or MasterCard. The surcharge is subject to review and may change. Information about payment methods and the surcharge is set out at: http://sydney.edu.au/study/finances-fees-costs/fees-and-loans/paying-your-fees.html.

Potential for inaccuracy

Whilst every reasonable effort has been made to include correct and up to date information here, you are also advised to consult directly with the Student Centre so that they can provide you with specific and up to date information about fees.

International students

Indicative International Tuition Fees for Postgraduate Students

The tuition fee for international postgraduate students is an indication only of the 2017 fees payable in Year 1 for a standard full time load of 48 credit points (1.0 EFTSL). Depending on the calendar year in which you undertake your study, and if your study load is more or less than the 1.0 EFTSL, your tuition fee will differ from the indicative amount.

Annual review and fee increases

Importantly, tuition fees are subject to annual review, and will increase each year of your period of study, effective at the start of each calendar year.

Additional incidental fees and health insurance

For some courses there are incidental costs additional to the tuition fees. Some of these incidental costs are significant, for example, faculty-specific materials, tools, protected clothing, and equipment. Further information about these costs is available from your faculty.

In addition to the fees indicated here for the course of study, International Students studying on an Australian Student Visa must have appropriate health insurance for the duration of their studies on a Student Visa through an approved provider of the Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) scheme. This is a requirement of the Australian Government, unless otherwise exempted by the Government.

Credit card surcharge

Please note that a surcharge of 0.8% will apply for payments made by Visa or MasterCard. The surcharge is subject to review and may change. Information about payment methods and the surcharge is set out at: http://sydney.edu.au/study/finances-fees-costs/fees-and-loans/paying-your-fees.html.

Potential for inaccuracy

Whilst every reasonable effort has been made to include correct and up to date information here, you are also advised to consult directly with the Student Centre so that they can provide you with specific and up to date information about fees.