Doctor of Clinical Dentistry (Orthodontics)


The Doctor of Clinical Dentistry (Orthodontics) provides the opportunity for you to develop skills and acquire knowledge essential for specialisation in orthodontics through a comprehensive curriculum of theoretical and clinical studies. This course is primarily clinical based with didactic sessions, complemented by a research component.

As a postgraduate dentistry student, you will learn from expert oral health professionals and researchers as you study at the Sydney Dental Hospital. Your will learn treatment options for a wide variety of patients with different malocclusions and age groups using full fixed appliances, orthopaedic appliances, temporary anchorage devices, surgical modalities as well as esthetic applications (Invisalign and lingual techniques). As a capstone to your studies, you will complete a research project in the field of orthodontics under the supervision of an academic staff member.

Who should study this course?

The Doctor of Clinical Dentistry (Orthodontics) is suitable for qualified local and international dentists preparing for a career in orthodontics.

Graduate opportunities

This course prepares candidates for work in a specialist practice in orthodontics or a specialist clinic in a hospital.

Course accreditation

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

Study plan

The Doctor of Clinical Dentistry (Orthodontics) is a three-year full-time course. Students will enroll 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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