Why study at Sydney?

Why study at Sydney?


The Sydney Dental School offers dental health courses that are patient centred, evidence based, integrated with research and responsive to community needs.
As Australia’s first dental school, the Sydney Dental School has been training dental practitioners for more than 100 years.

Our graduates are caring, think clearly and logically, and possess outstanding clinical and research capabilities. They are engaged and globally aware and have the capability to become leaders in oral health, dentistry and research.

Academics at the Sydney Dental School are expert oral health professionals, and our researchers are pioneering new dental treatments to improve patient outcomes. By studying with us, you will acquire the patient centred, evidence-based skills required for modern dental practice.

Our modern curriculum focuses on medical, behavioural and clinical sciences, while developing problem-solving and critical thinking skills in our students.

Our courses emphasise clinical experience, beginning in the first year of study at the Sydney Dental Hospital and Westmead Centre for Oral Health, as well as regional rotations in Bathurst, Bowral, Albury, Cessnock, Dubbo and Ballina. We offer numerous research training opportunities, with links to other health faculties, focusing on general and oral health issues in local, national and international communities.

At the University of Sydney you will:

  • Receive outstanding supervision and teaching from leading dental professionals, researchers and academics
  • Commence practice as a dental health professional (oral health therapist, dentist or dental specialist) upon graduating
  • Embark on a journey of intellectual discovery by participating in research into the priority areas of chronic disease management and healthy ageing
  • Gain student membership of prestigious, professional associations that provide mentoring, support and advice
  • Have access to the Sydney University Dental Association (SUDA), a dynamic student association that unites and leads the student community, and
  • Be part of a school that has a commitment to engage with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities through dental services, oral health education and research in partnership with Aboriginal Medical Services in regional communities.

Learn more about the different roles in the dental team and which course could help further your career in dentistry.