Course Description

The Graduate Diploma in Clinical Dentistry (Conscious Sedation and Pain Control) offers study in the practice of sedation, differential diagnosis of collapse, and advanced life support. Conducted over two years part-time, this diploma will upgrade your skills and clinical techniques as a general dental practitioner.

The course provides the opportunity to acquire knowledge and develop skills in the growing field of conscious sedation and pain control, cultivating expertise for general practitioners in safe sedation techniques.

Why study conscious sedation and pain control 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.
  • Graduate qualities – our graduates are engaged and globally aware and have the capability to become leaders in oral health, dentistry and research.
  • Accreditation – the Graduate Diploma in Clinical Dentistry (Conscious Sedation and Pain Control) Australian Dental Council (ADC).

*Source: QS World Rankings by subject, 2018.

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 here.

Employment Outcomes

Graduates of Dentistry postgraduate courses at University of Sydney (USYD) had the following employment outcomes:

Employed full time: 91.5% (national average 87.8%)
Studying full time: 0.0% (national average 2.5%)
Median full time salary: $120,000 (national average $100,000)

You can find out more about employment outcome results here.

Course codes

University of Sydney (USYD) Code: GNCLDCSP1000

Entry Requirements



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