Doctor of Clinical Dentistry

  • CRICOS code: 076196K

What will I study?


Course structure

300 points

  • 75 points of course core subjects
  • Students choose one specialisation, consisting of 225 points of core subjects

Degree structure

The course consists of 75 points of core research subjects and 225 points consisting of core specialisation subjects. View the Handbook entry for further information.

Approximately 50% of the program is clinical training. The remainder is approximately 20% coursework and 30% research. This distribution accords with international best practice for clinical specialist training in dentistry.

You will be required to participate in the School’s teaching programs as part of your training. This will normally consist of preclinical and clinical supervision of students for one session (3hrs) per week throughout the course.

  1. This information is correct at the time of publication. However, specialties are dependent on the availability of teaching and supervisory staff so a specialty may not be offered every year.
  2. International students must refer to the Australian Dental Council for advice about practising dentistry in Australia.


Each subject has specific assessment requirements. In general, this will involve written examinations, oral examinations and clinical performance. Further information about subject content and assessment is available from the course convener.

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