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.

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.

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.

Why study periodontics 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. You will learn from expert oral health professionals as you study at the Westmead Centre for Oral Health and Sydney Dental Hospital.
  • Graduate qualities – our graduates are engaged and globally aware and have the capability to become leaders in oral health, dentistry and research.
  • Accreditation – the Doctor of Clinical Dentistry (Periodontics) is accredited by the Australian Dental Council (ADC).

*Source: QS World Rankings by subject, 2018.

Who should study this course?

The Doctor of Clinical Dentistry (Paediatric Dentistry) is suitable for qualified local and international dentists preparing for a career in periodontics.

Important information

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