The Doctor of Clinical Dentistry (Special Needs Dentistry) is aimed at qualified local and international dentists who wish to practice at the specialist level in field of special needs dentistry. Your studies will be primarily clinical based with didactic sessions, complemented by a research project in the field of special needs dentistry under the supervision of an academic staff member.
As a postgraduate dentistry student, you will be prepared by our expert oral health professionals and researchers to accept specialist clinical responsibilities in both private practice or hospital settings. You will also enjoy the benefit of a rich clinical training environment at Westmead Hospital in the Department of Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology and Special Needs Dentistry, in the Westmead Centre for Oral Health. Training will be for specialist dental treatment of patients with the full range of disabilities, including those which are: physical, medical, and neuro-sensory or intellectual, including sensory, cognitive, mental-psychiatric and emotional impairments.
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 more than 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.
Accredited by the Australian Dental Council, the Doctor of Clinical Dentistry (Special Needs Dentistry) prepares graduates for a career at a specialist level in special needs dentistry and also opens up further opportunities to pursue a career in research and clinical academic positions.
*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.