Course Description

The Doctor of Clinical Dentistry (Oral Medicine) will develop your skills in the non-surgical management of the full range of oral diseases as well as for the care of medically compromised patients in hospital and non-hospital settings.

As an oral medicine student, you will learn about the diagnosis and non-surgical treatment of diseases of the oral mucosa and salivary glands, facial pain and oral manifestations of systematic diseases such as HIV. You will gain an understanding of the oral health care needs of medically compromised patients, including transplant recipients, in close cooperation with the medical and surgical units of Westmead Hospital. Diagnostic oral and general pathology form integral parts of the course. You will also complete a research project in the field of oral medicine and oral pathology under the supervision of an academic staff member.

Why study oral medicine here?

  • World-ranked – ranked number 33 in the world for dentistry,* the University of Sydney School of Dentistry is Australia's first dental school and has been training dental practitioners for more than 100 years.
  • Learning – this course is patient-centred, evidence-based, integrated with research and responsive to community needs.
  • Graduate qualities – our graduates are engaged and globally aware and have the capability to become leaders in oral health, dentistry and research.
  • Accreditation – accredited by the Australian Dental Council, the Doctor of Clinical Dentistry (Oral Medicine) prepares graduates for work in clinical oral medicine at a large general hospital or in a private practice and also opens up further opportunities to pursue a career in research and clinical academic positions.

*Source: QS World Rankings by subject, 2018.

Who should study this course?

The Doctor of Clinical Dentistry (Oral Medicine) is suitable for qualified local and international dentists preparing for a career in clinical oral medicine.

Tuition Fees

Australian Fee Paying (AFP): $44,000 total course cost.
International Students: $67,000 per year full-time

Course codes

CRICOS Code: 064271C
University of Sydney (USYD) Code: TCCLDORM1000

Entry Requirements