Clinical Dentistry (Prosthodontics and Advanced Restorative)


Advanced restorative and prosthodontics programs include a contemporary understanding of diagnosis of presenting problems and comprehensive treatment planning for the restoration of aesthetics, self-esteem, psychosocial confidence and jaw function. This includes the application of CAD/CAM procedures for fabrication of prostheses, the routine application of dental implants to replace lost teeth and tissues and interdisciplinary planning as a routine of case management.

Doctor of Clinical Dentistry (Prosthodontics)

The Doctor of Clinical Dentistry (Prosthodontics) trains qualified dentists for specialist practice in prosthodontics or a specialist clinic in a hospital. The course will develop clinical skills in advanced restorative dentistry and contemporary prosthodontics and include a comprehensive component of orofacial pain.

As a postgraduate dentistry student, the program will be presented by specialist clinicians and researchers, and will be based primarily at the Westmead Centre for Oral Health, with some sessions at the Sydney Dental Hospital. The program is primarily clinical based with blocks of seminars and preclinical sessions and a research project in the field of prosthodontics or restorative dentistry is required to be completed under the supervision of an academic staff member.

The Doctor of Clinical Dentistry (Prosthodontics) is a three-year full-time course. Students will enrol and complete all units of study outlined for each semester.

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

Graduate Diploma in Clinical Dentistry (Advanced Restorative)

The Graduate Diploma in Clinical Dentistry (Advanced Restorative) provides high level of knowledge and advanced skills in advanced restorative dentistry, prosthodontics and oral implants.

Building on the foundation of the graduate certificate, the graduate diploma provides more extensive theoretical and clinical work, which can then be followed by a further 2 years of the Doctor of Clinical Dentistry (Prosthodontics) or a higher degree by research in this field. As a postgraduate dentistry student, the program will be presented by expert specialist clinicians and researchers, and will be based primarily at the Westmead Centre for Oral Health, with some sessions at and the Sydney Dental Hospital.

The student workload in the Graduate Diploma will be carried out in blocks of full-time work and supervised clinical practice.

Graduate Certificate in Clinical Dentistry (Advanced Restorative)

The aim of the Graduate Certificate in Clinical Dentistry (Advanced Restorative) is to develop your competence in advanced restorative procedures in pre-clinical and early clinical aspects of prosthodontics for general dental practice. The program focusses on understanding the fundamentals of treatment planning and treatment implementation for advanced restorative dentistry. The graduate certificate will provide a foundation for the more intensive theoretical and clinical work of the graduate diploma.

Graduate opportunities

Graduate opportunities are in specialist prosthodontic practice in metropolitan and rural centres, and hospital dental clinics in metropolitan and rural areas, where advanced restorative and prosthodontic services are increasingly in demand. As most specialist practices are based in metropolitan areas there is demand in rural areas.

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