Course Description

The Doctor of Clinical Dentistry (Periodontics) trains qualified dentists who wish to specialise in periodontics. You will develop technical skills in periodontal implants and clinical periodontics as you acquire a comprehensive understanding of the field of periodontology.

As a postgraduate dentistry student, you will learn from expert oral health professionals and researchers as you study at our Camperdown campus, as well as at the Westmead Centre for Oral Health and the Sydney Dental Hospital. Your studies will be primarily clinical based with didactic sessions, complemented by a research project in periodontal surgery or practice under the supervision of an academic staff member.

Ranked number 42 in the world for Dentistry,* the University of Sydney’s Faculty of Dentistry is Australia’s first dental school and has been training dental practitioners for more than 100 years. All our postgraduate courses are patient-centred, evidence-based, integrated with research and responsive to community needs. Graduates are engaged and globally aware and have the capability to become leaders in oral health, dentistry and research.

Accredited by the Australian Dental Council, the Doctor of Clinical Dentistry (Periodontics) prepares graduates for work in a specialist practice in periodontics or a specialist clinic in a hospital and also opens up further opportunities to pursue a career in research and clinical academic positions.

*Source: QS World Rankings by subject, 2016.

Important Information

To assist students to make informed choices about their study, we have identified and set out the Inherent Requirements for coursework award courses in dentistry.

The University of Sydney welcomes and encourages applications from students with disabilities, and from diverse social and cultural backgrounds. Where there are physical, intellectual, cultural, religious or other factors that impact on a student’s ability to meet the Inherent Requirements, the University will make reasonable adjustments to assist the student to meet the requirements.

Tuition Fees

Australian Fee Paying (AFP): $42,000 total course cost.
International Students: $62,500 per year full-time

Course codes

CRICOS Code: 064281A
University of Sydney (USYD) Code: TCCLDPER1000