Faculty of Dentistry Mission

The University of Sydney

The Faculty of Dentistry at the University of Sydney is Australia's first and operates in partnership with the Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmacy, Nursing Division in the university and teaching hospitals located at Westmead Hospital and the Sydney Dental Hospital to offer progressive teaching, produce outstanding general practice, specialist and higher research degree students, and undertake cutting edge research.

The Faculty aspires to adopt a leadership position nationally and to achieve an international standard through:

Learning & teaching

To develop caring, clear-thinking, clinically outstanding, research capable, engaged and globally aware graduates who have the capabilities to become leaders in dentistry, population oral health, and research.


To improve oral health through excellent research; creating and fostering innovation, collaboration and research translation at the highest level, across the spectrum of basic science, clinical practice, and population oral health.


Advocate for, and take a leadership role in, contributing to high quality oral health care and wellbeing, nationally and internationally.