The Doctor of Clinical Dentistry (Paediatric Dentistry) is aimed at qualified local and international dentists who wish to develop the comprehensive skills and knowledge to practice in the special needs of children's dentistry. This course is primarily clinically based with didactic sessions and a research component in each semester.
As a postgraduate dentistry student, you will learn from expert oral health professionals as you study at the Westmead Centre for Oral Health, Children's Hospital at Westmead and Sydney Dental Hospital.
In this course you will study preventive dentistry, behaviour management, child assessment and treatment planning, the management of orofacial trauma, childhood dental anomalies and genetics, and paediatric oral pathology and medicine. You will also complete a research project in the field of paediatric dental surgery or practice under the supervision of an academic staff member.
The Program aims:
- to graduate specialists in paediatric dentistry who are competent and confident in all areas of dentistry for the growing and developing child.
- to produce specialists who are capable of carrying out scientific investigation in both clinical and basic science aspects of the specialty of paediatric dentistry.
- to produce specialists that are able to collaborate in multi-disciplinary teams concerned with the welfare of children.
- to produce specialists who are concerned with their own ongoing education and who are able to teach the dental care of children to others.
Ranked number 42 in the world for Dentistry,* the University of Sydney's Faculty of Dentistry is Australia's first dental school and has been training dental practitioners for over 100 years. All our postgraduate courses are patient-centred, evidence-based, integrated with research and responsive to community needs. Graduates are engaged and globally aware and have the capability to become leaders in oral health, dentistry and research.
The Doctor of Clinical Dentistry (Paediatric Dentistry) is accredited by the Australian Dental Council (ADC).
*Source: QS World Rankings by subject, 2016.
To assist students to make informed choices about their study, we have identified and set out the Inherent Requirements for coursework award courses in dentistry.
The University of Sydney welcomes and encourages applications from students with disabilities, and from diverse social and cultural backgrounds. Where there are physical, intellectual, cultural, religious or other factors that impact on a student's ability to meet the Inherent Requirements, the University will make reasonable adjustments to assist the student to meet the requirements. Please read the Inherent Requirements carefully as you consider your course choices.