Dentistry Handbook 2018

As Australia’s first dental school, the Faculty of Dentistry has been training dental practitioners for more than 100 years.

The faculty fosters research excellence, innovation and collaboration at the highest level, across the spectrum of basic science, clinical practice and population oral health. Our particular focus is on the emerging priorities of chronic disease and ageing.

The faculty is housed within the Sydney Dental Hospital, Surry Hills and the Westmead Centre for Oral Health, Westmead Hospital.

University changes to faculty structure

In 2018, the current faculties of Dentistry, Medicine, Nursing and Midwifery, and Pharmacy will become schools within a new, combined faculty called the Faculty of Medicine and Health.

For students in these faculties, current courses and units of study offered through the current faculties will continue as the University transitions to the new faculty. Most of you will not see any difference in your day-to-day interaction with the University, however some administrative processes may change and the individual handbooks for Dentistry, Medicine, Nursing and Midwifery, and Pharmacy will be maintained for 2018.

Existing faculty resolutions, including award course resolutions, will transfer to the new faculty. The University of Sydney (Governance of Faculties and University Schools) Rule 2016 (324KB PDF) covers the management and governance framework for the new faculty. Any future changes to academic programs offered will be developed and approved through the University’s normal mechanisms involving the faculty, the Academic Board and the University Senate.

Detailed changes

1. The Faculty of Dentistry becomes the University of Sydney School of Dentistry, to be known as Sydney Dental School, within the Faculty of Medicine and Health. Information regarding Dentistry courses will be in the Dentistry handbook.

2. The Faculty of Medicine becomes the University of Sydney School of Medicine, to be known as Sydney Medical School, within the Faculty of Medicine and Health. Information regarding Medicine courses will be in the Sydney Medical School handbook.

3. The Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery becomes the University of Sydney Susan Wakil School of Nursing and Midwifery, to be known as Sydney Nursing School, within the Faculty of Medicine and Health. Information regarding Nursing and Midwifery courses will be in the Sydney Nursing School handbook.

4.The Faculty of Pharmacy becomes the University of Sydney School of Pharmacy, to be known as Sydney Pharmacy School, within the Faculty of Medicine and Health. Information regarding Pharmacy courses will be in the Pharmacy handbook.