Graduate Certificate in Dental Therapy (Advanced Clinical Practice)

    Course overview

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


    Commonwealth Supported Places (CSPs) will be available in 2021 for eligible domestic students. Places are limited.

    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 learn to treat medically compromised patients, and develop an understanding of periodontology, the use of dental materials, prosthodontics, oral medicine and pharmacology, along with local anaesthesia, dental emergency management and cariology.

    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).

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


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