Study at the Faculty of Dentistry

The Faculty offers a dynamic and unique suite of undergraduate and postgraduate programs designed to produce dental practitioners, oral health professionals, dental specialists and research degree graduates of the highest calibre.

The Faculty offers a range of postgraduate programs. The four year Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD) engenders research informed learning and decision making in its students. The course includes a distinct research component, recognition and utilization of graduate attributes, problem-based and self-directed learning together with self-evaluation.

The Faculty also offers a suite of postgraduate programs designed to produce specialist practitioners across a wide range of disciplines together with a rigorous research training program to produce research scholars of international standing. Postgraduate clinical training is available in the disciplines of: community oral health and epidemiology, conscious sedation and pain control, oral medicine and oral pathology, orthodontics, paediatric dentistry, periodontics, prosthodontics and oral implants.

Research training programs offered via the PhD and MSc (Dentistry) are offered in a number of areas including: biomaterials science, community oral health and epidemiology, dental education, jaw function, occlusion, oral biology, oral implants, oral and maxillofacial surgery, oral pathology and oral medicine, orofacial pain, orthodontics, paediatric dentistry, periodontics and prosthodontics.

The Bachelor of Oral Health, introduced in 2005, provides training in oral health promotion, dental hygiene and dental therapy. A three year course, it provides students with the required theoretical knowledge and practical experience to deliver oral health promotion, dental hygiene and dental therapy services to patients throughout Australia.

Research training programs offered via the PhD and MSc (Dentistry) are offered in a number of areas including: biomaterials science, community oral health and epidemiology, dental education, jaw function, occlusion, oral biology, oral implants, oral and maxillofacial surgery, oral pathology and oral medicine, orofacial pain, orthodontics, paediatric dentistry, periodontics and prosthodontics.

Registration Requirements

The Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) has recently announced that graduates in all health disciplines will be required to demonstrate English language skills at IELTS level 7 or equivalent (Exception: level 7.5 for Pharmacy graduates) before being considered for professional registration. Test results from relevant examinations will generally need to be obtained within two years prior to applying for registration. In many cases this will require examination during their undergraduate study.

http://www.dentalboard.gov.au/Registration-Standards.aspx

Disclaimer


The Faculty of Dentistry regularly reviews the admission criteria and application processes for its courses, including the DMD and the Doctor of Clinical Dentistry. It reserves the right to change these criteria and processes without notice. Statements in this communication provide general advice about the currently applicable criteria and processes, and may not be correct for future application periods. Applicants are advised to consult the Faculty of Dentistry’s website