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Doctor of Clinical Dentistry (Oral Medicine)

Speciality Classification
Oral Health
Sydney University NSW 2006
End Date
Face to face
3 years full time / part time: N/A
the University of Sydney


In response to COVID-19, the University of Sydney has reviewed the availability of courses to be delivered remotely for students commencing their studies in Semester 1, 2021.

Students commencing this course in Semester 1, 2021 are required to commence their studies in-person on campus. Remote study is not available for this course.

Note: The University intends to offer as many units of study as possible in a remote as well as face-to-face learning method of delivery in Semester 1, 2021 and subject to ongoing border closures and public health orders impacting attendance on campus, in Semester 2, 2021. However, some units of study and courses require students to study in-person at the relevant University of Sydney campus/es and host locations for placements and will not be available remotely.

About this course

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?

The University of Sydney School of Dentistry has been educating dental practitioners for more than 100 years. Our programs are clinically focused, patient centred and evidence based.

You will learn from expert dental professionals and researchers and have access to the latest technology, facilities and teaching laboratories, so you can develop your manual dexterity skills and improve your confidence to perform specialist dental procedures.

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.

Course details

  • Faculty/University School: Faculty of Medicine and Health 
  • Credit points required: 144 
  • Course abbreviation: DClinDent 
  • USyd code: TCCLDORM1000 
  • UAC code: N/A 
  • Study mode: On-campus day 
  • Study type: PGCW 
  • Location: Surry Hills campus & Westmead Centre for Oral Health 
  • Duration full time: 3 years full time 
  • Duration part time: N/A

What you'll study 

The Doctor of Clinical Dentistry (Oral Medicine) is a three year full-time course. Students will enroll and complete all units of study outlined for each semester. This course is primarily clinical based with didactic sessions and a research component in each semester.

Doctor of Clinical Dentistry (Oral Medicine)
Speciality Classification
Provider Type
3 years full time / part time: N/A
End Date
CPD Points
Credit points required: 144
Price Details
Tuition Fee for Domestic Students (Year 1): $45,500 (indicative only)
Sydney University NSW 2006
Tuition Fee for Domestic Students (Year 1): $45,500 (indicative only)
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