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The University of Sydney School of Dentistry

Australia's first dental school
For more than 100 years, we have provided education and training in dentistry and oral health, creating exceptional graduates, conducting research with a real world impact and offering continuing education.

About Sydney Dental School

Our school is based around integrated research, teaching and clinical practice. We have connections not only with Sydney Dental Hospital, Nepean Hospital and the Westmead Centre for Oral Health, but also with other local health district dental hospitals in remote, regional and rural NSW such as Ballina, Broken Hill, Dubbo, Orange and Armidale.

Teaching in functioning dental hospitals allows students the opportunity to meet patients, learn from diverse real world oral health issues, interact with dental and medical professionals, and develop an understanding of current healthcare issues.

Our simulation clinics based at Sydney Dental Hospital and the Westmead Centre for Oral Health also help students develop their confidence and skills to perform new procedures in a safe environment.

Our disciplines

Our teaching, clinical activities and research are structured into six disciplines:

  • oral biosciences
  • oral health
  • oral surgery, medicine and diagnostics
  • orthodontic and paediatric dentistry
  • population oral health
  • restorative and reconstructive dentistry.

Our community

As part of the wider Faculty of Medicine and Health community, our school community is engaged, socially conscious, and always seeking new ways to learn by sharing best practice. This helps us continue to offer education of the highest calibre and conduct leading research, which translates to real world impact.

Through our professional associations, our teachers, researchers, students and alumni are part of an inspiring, welcoming community of dental professionals with access to resources, real world advice and a large professional support network throughout their career. Our professional associations include:

Our people

Professor Heiko Spallek
Head of School and Dean

Emma Dupal
School Manager

Associate Professor Ky-Anh Nguyen
Deputy Head of School, Academic Lead (Research)

Dr Delyse Leadbetter
Academic Lead (Learning and Teaching)

Tracey McClure
Manager, Education and Research Support

Head of School and Dean

Heiko Spallek
Professor Heiko Spallek
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Sydney Dental School

  • +61 1800 SYD UNI (1800 793 864) - in Australia
  • +61 2 8627 1444 - outside Australia
  • +61 2 8890 7178 (Westmead Centre for Oral Health)

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