Doctor of Clinical Dentistry (Oral Medicine)


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.

Who should study this course?

The Doctor of Clinical Dentistry (Oral Medicine) is suitable for qualified local and international dentists preparing for a career in clinical oral medicine.

Graduate opportunities

This course is aimed at dental graduates preparing for a career in clinical oral medicine. Graduates will be prepared for the full scope of specialist practice ranging from that in a large general hospital to private practice.

Course accreditation

The Doctor of Clinical Dentistry (Oral Medicine) is accredited by the Australian Dental Council (ADC).

Study plan

The Doctor of Clinical Dentistry (Oral Medicine) is a three-year full-time course. Students will enrol and complete all units of study outlined for each semester. This course is primarily clinical based with didactic sessions and a research component in each semester.

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