Graduate Certificate in Dental Therapy (Advanced Clinical Practice)

Course overview

  • 6 months full time
  • Mixed Attendance Mode (Parkville)
  • Available to domestic students
  • Winter Intake - June


This course is not available for international students.

The Graduate Certificate in Dental Therapy (Advanced Clinical Practice) expands your dental therapy qualifications to the treatment of patients of all ages.

Recent legislative changes have removed age limits, enabling service provision in dental therapy practice to be greatly expanded.

In this course you will advance your skills and learn to treatment plan and provide dental therapy care for people of all ages including the management of medically compromised patients. You will develop an understanding of periodontology and cariology, the evidenced-based use of dental materials, prosthodontics, oral medicine and pharmacology, along with local anaesthesia and, dental emergency management.

Who is this course for?

The course is only available to registered practising dental therapists and oral health therapists (or dental therapists and oral health therapists eligible for registration in Australia).

International students are welcome to study this course. However, please note that this course is not available to international students who require a student visa to study in Australia as it does not meet the onshore study requirements and it is not registered with CRICOS.

Course aims

This course will qualify bothDental Therapists (DTs) and Oral Health Therapists (OHTs) to treat patients of all ages, equipping you with a range of skills including knowledge of adult oral health examinations.


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