The Doctor of Clinical Dentistry (Oral Medicine) will develop your skills in the non-surgical management of the full range of oral diseases as well as for the care of medically compromised patients in hospital and non-hospital settings.
As an oral medicine student, you will learn about the diagnosis and non-surgical treatment of diseases of the oral mucosa and salivary glands, facial pain and oral manifestations of systematic diseases such as HIV. You will gain an understanding of the oral health care needs of medically compromised patients, including transplant recipients, in close cooperation with the medical and surgical units of Westmead Hospital. Diagnostic oral and general pathology form integral parts of the course. You will also complete a research project in the field of oral medicine and oral pathology under the supervision of an academic staff member.
Ranked number 42 in the world for Dentistry,* the University of Sydney's Faculty of Dentistry is Australia's first dental school and has been training dental practitioners for more than 100 years. All our postgraduate courses are patient-centred, evidence-based, integrated with research and responsive to community needs. Graduates are engaged and globally aware and have the capability to become leaders in oral health, dentistry and research.
Accredited by the Australian Dental Council, the Doctor of Clinical Dentistry (Oral Medicine) prepares graduates for work in clinical oral medicine at a large general hospital or in a private practice and also opens up further opportunities to pursue a career in research and clinical academic positions.
*Source: QS World Rankings by subject, 2016.
To assist students to make informed choices about their study, we have identified and set out the Inherent Requirements for coursework award courses in dentistry.
The University of Sydney welcomes and encourages applications from students with disabilities, and from diverse social and cultural backgrounds. Where there are physical, intellectual, cultural, religious or other factors that impact on a student's ability to meet the Inherent Requirements, the University will make reasonable adjustments to assist the student to meet the requirements. Please read the Inherent Requirements carefully as you consider your course choices.