Graduate Diploma in Clinical Dentistry (Surgical Dentistry)

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

The Graduate Diploma in Clinical Dentistry (Surgical Dentistry) is a 1 year full-time program providing the opportunity for dentists registered in Australia to develop skills and acquire knowledge essential for Oral Surgery through a comprehensive curriculum of theoretical and clinical studies.

This course has a foundation of evidence-based practice. It will enable the provision of a range of Oral Surgery services including appropriate oral surgical management of medically compromised patients, and will include oral medicine and oral pathology components as well as implants. You will also complete a research project in the field of Oral Surgery 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.

Further course information

Graduate opportunities

This course is designed to enhance the surgical dentistry skills of candidates, and to provide a basis to pursue a career pathway in research and/or clinical academic positions.

Admission

Admission requirements

The Graduate Diploma (Surgical Dentistry) provides the opportunity for dentists registered in Australia to develop skills and acquire knowledge essential for Oral Surgery through a comprehensive curriculum of theoretical and clinical studies. The course has a foundation of evidence-based practice. It will enable the provision of a range of Oral Surgery services including appropriate oral surgical management of medically compromised patients, and will include oral medicine and oral pathology components as well as implants. You will also complete a research project in the field of Oral Surgery under the supervision of an academic staff member.
Applicants 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.

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, 2017 will close on the 31st March 2016.

Ancillary expenses

Ancillary costs may incur. Please contact the faculty directly to discuss.

International students

How to apply

Overseas applicants may apply (i) directly to the University, or (ii) through a University overseas representative (education agent).

Fee disclaimer

Domestic students

Postgraduate Domestic Tuition Fee

This 2016, tuition fee for a domestic postgraduate student represents the fee that is payable by you in the calendar year you commence your course, commencing in 2015 for a standard annual full time load of 48 credit points (1.0 EFTSL). If your study load is more or less than the 1.0 EFTSL your fee will differ.

Annual review for postgraduate domestic tuition fee

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

Additional incidental fees

For some courses there are incidental fees additional to the student contribution and/or course fee. Some of those fees are significant, for example, faculty-specific materials, tools, protected clothing and equipment. For further information about these additional incidental fees, please visit the University's Future Students' website.

Potential for inaccuracy

Whilst every reasonable effort has been made to include correct and up to date information in this prospectus, you are also advised to consult directly with the Student Centre for domestic students or the International Office for international students so that they can provide you with specific and up to date information about those fees.

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

Please note that if you are classified by the University as a Research Training Scheme student in accordance with the Other Grants Guidelines (Research) 2010, you will be exempt from the payment of any SCA or tuition fees for courses undertaken as part of a Research Masters degree and Research Doctoral degree. More information about your eligibility for this Scheme is available here.

International students

International tuition fees for postgraduate students

This 2016, tuition fee for international postgraduate students represents the fees that are payable by you in the calendar year you commence your course, commencing in 2016, for a standard annual full time load of 48 credit points (1.0 EFTSL). If your study load is more or less than the 1.0 EFTSL your fee will differ.

Annual review

Importantly, tuition fees are subject to annual review, and are likely to 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 fees additional to the tuition fees. Some of those fees are significant, for example, faculty-specific materials, tools, protected clothing, and equipment. The University's Future Students' webpage has further information about these additional incidental fees for postgraduate coursework students and postgraduate research students.

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.

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 for domestic students or the International Office for international students so that they can provide you with specific and up to date information about those fees.