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University of Sydney (USYD)

  • 36% international / 64% domestic

Doctor of Clinical Dentistry (Special Needs Dentistry)

  • Doctorate (PhD)

The Doctor of Clinical Dentistry (Special Needs Dentistry) is aimed at qualified local and international dentists who wish to practice at the specialist level in field of special needs dentistry.

Key details

Degree Type
Doctorate (PhD)
Course Code
TCCLDSND1000, 064294G
Study Mode
In person
Domestic Fees
$44,000 per year
International Fees
$65,000 per year

About this course

The Doctor of Clinical Dentistry (Special Needs Dentistry) is aimed at qualified local and international dentists who wish to practice at the specialist level in field of special needs dentistry.

Your studies will be primarily clinical based with didactic sessions, complemented by a research project in the field of special needs dentistry under the supervision of an academic staff member. You will receive training for specialist dental treatment of patients with the full range of disabilities, including those which are: physical, medical, and neuro-sensory or intellectual, including sensory, cognitive, mental-psychiatric and emotional impairments.

Why study special needs dentistry 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 – all our postgraduate dentistry courses are patient-centred, evidence-based, integrated with research and responsive to community needs. You will be trained by our by our expert oral health professionals and researchers.
  • Clinically-based - you will also enjoy the benefit of a rich clinical training environment at Westmead Hospital in the Department of Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology and Special Needs Dentistry, in the Westmead Centre for Oral Health
  • 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 (Special Needs Dentistry) 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 (Prosthodontics) is suitable for qualified local and international dentists preparing for a career in special needs dentistry.

Entry requirements

Level of Study
Bachelor

Study locations

Westmead

Graduate outcomes

Graduate satisfaction and employment outcomes for Dentistry courses at University of Sydney (USYD).
75.3%
Overall satisfaction
72.5%
Skill scale
57.5%
Teaching scale
87.8%
Employed full-time
$120k
Average salary