Please refer to: DOCTOR OF CLINICAL DENTISTRY

The Doctor of Clinical Dentistry is no longer available.

Duration

3 Years full-time

Commencing 2015

Semester 1

Program level

Postgraduate Coursework

Units

48

Faculty

Health & Behavioural Sciences

Location

Herston

Delivery mode

Internal

Course list

View the Course list for courses that can be studied as part of the Doctor of Clinical Dentistry.

Entry requirements

Prerequisites

BDSc (Hons I or IIA) or equivalent and minimum two years of graduate clinical experience. Overseas trained applicants may be required to undertake a theory & clinical skills assessment. Please note that due to limited places, entry is competitive and not all applicants who meet the entry requirements are offered a place.

AQF level

AQF level 10

Fees for Australian students

Current UQ students can use the Fee Calculator to estimate their fees. Note: You will need to specify the courses for which you want to calculate fees. Please see the course list if you are unsure which courses you can do in your program.

When you enrol each semester, mySI-net will calculate your fees, and these will generally be available for viewing on mySI-net overnight.

Fees for all students are reviewed annually and may increase from 1 January each year. View the 2015 Fee Rules.

If you are a prospective student, or if you haven't yet commenced your program, please see the Future Students website for fee information.

Enquiries for Australian students

School of Dentistry

Email: research@dentistry.uq.edu.au

Phone: 07 3365 8166 or 07 3365 8104

Web: http://www.dentistry.uq.edu.au

Duration

3 Years full-time

Commencing 2015

Semester 1

Program level

Postgraduate Coursework

Units

48

Faculty

Health & Behavioural Sciences

Location

Herston

Delivery mode

Internal

Course list

View the Course list for courses that can be studied as part of the Doctor of Clinical Dentistry.

Entry requirements

Prerequisites

BDSc (Hons I or IIA) or equivalent and minimum two years of graduate clinical experience. Overseas trained applicants may be required to undertake a theory & clinical skills assessment. Please note that due to limited places, entry is competitive and not all applicants who meet the entry requirements are offered a place.

CRICOS Code: 058537K

English Proficiency

IELTS overall 7; reading 7; writing 7; speaking 7; listening 7. For other English Language Proficiency Tests and Scores approved for UQ, view the English proficiency policy.

AQF level

AQF level 10

Fees for International students

Current UQ students can use the Fee Calculator to estimate their fees. Note: You will need to specify the courses for which you want to calculate fees. Please see the course list if you are unsure which courses you can do in your program.

When you enrol each semester, mySI-net will calculate your fees, and these will generally be available for viewing on mySI-net overnight.

Fees for all students are reviewed annually and may increase from 1 January each year. View the 2015 Fee Rules.

If you are a prospective student, or if you haven't yet commenced your program, please see the Future Students website for fee information.

How to apply

Applications must be lodged via the UQ International Admissions Office.

Closing Date

To commence study in semester 1 - April 30 of the previous year.

How to apply

Enquiries for International students

International Student Advisor

Phone: Outside Australia: + 61 3 8676 7004
Within Australia (Free Call): 1800 671 980

Web: http://www.dentistry.uq.edu.au

Enquire online

Why study the Doctor of Clinical Dentistry?

The University of Queensland Dental School is the oldest and most established dental school in Queensland and has been located at Turbot Street, Brisbane since 1941. In late 2014, the School is scheduled to move to the new Oral Health Centre at the UQ Herston campus. The Centre will be Australia's largest and most advanced tertiary oral health facility, combining research, education, training, and specialist expertise in patient care. Teaching facilities will include clinical simulation areas, pre-clinical laboratories, lecture/seminar rooms, and research laboratories.

The DClinDent is a program of full-time study and research within a specialist discipline leading to the degree of Doctor of Clinical Dentistry which is the required qualification for registration as a specialist within the discipline.

What you can study

Students undertake a plan of study related to their chosen specialty or field under the guidance of a supervisor which includes a component in basic and clinical sciences, a major clinical component in the nominated specialty, and a research project and report.

Courses

See the course list for courses that can be studied as part of the Doctor of Clinical Dentistry.

Majors/Specialisations

Studies may be undertaken in the following specialisations. Please click on the major(s) that are of interest to you for more information.

Doctor of Clinical Dentistry

Placement courses

Outplacement to major hospitals such as the Royal Brisbane and Royal Children's Hospitals, Brisbane Private Hospital, Queensland Health facilities and external health care establishments in Brisbane may occur as part of the discipline training.

How to apply

Entry requirements for Australian students

Prerequisites

BDSc (Hons I or IIA) or equivalent and minimum two years of graduate clinical experience. Overseas trained applicants may be required to undertake a theory & clinical skills assessment. Please note that due to limited places, entry is competitive and not all applicants who meet the entry requirements are offered a place.

Additional application information

Due to limited places, offers will only be made after the closing date of April 30. Up to two domestic students and two international students may be accepted in each discipline.

This program has an extended academic year consisting of 34 teaching weeks and commences in mid-January each year.

Dental Board of Australia policy prevents dentists carrying blood-borne viruses from undertaking invasive procedures, the definition of which includes most aspects of clinical dentistry. Students must provide current status information in relation to blood-borne transmissible viruses (Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C, HIV) and be registered with the Dental Board of Australia for the duration of the program. TB screening is also required in accordance with Queensland Health recommendations.

Students must complete a First Aid Certificate prior to their studies and a CPR competency recertification course prior to years 2 and 3 of the program.

Overseas trained applicants who are short-listed for selection may be required to undertake a theory and clinical skills assessment (contact School of Dentistry for further information).

This program may have inherent requirements that need to be met prior to undertaking placement.

How to apply

Apply Online

Closing date

To commence study in semester 1 - April 30 of the previous year.

Entry requirements for International students

Prerequisites

BDSc (Hons I or IIA) or equivalent and minimum two years of graduate clinical experience. Overseas trained applicants may be required to undertake a theory & clinical skills assessment. Please note that due to limited places, entry is competitive and not all applicants who meet the entry requirements are offered a place.

Additional application requirements

Overseas trained applicants who are short-listed for selection may be required to undertake a theory and clinical skills assessment at the Dental School. Such applicants will be responsible for all travel and accommodation costs incurred in undertaking the assessment. An exam fee of A$3,500 will be charged for the clinical assessment. Successful applicants will have the fee deducted from their tuition fees.

This program may have inherent requirements that need to be met prior to undertaking placement.

Visa requirements

CRICOS Code: 058537K

English proficiency

IELTS overall 7; reading 7; writing 7; speaking 7; listening 7. For other English Language Proficiency Tests and Scores approved for UQ, View the English proficiency policy.

How to apply

Applications must be lodged via the UQ International Admissions Office.

Click here for application procedures for International students.

Closing date

To commence study in semester 1 - April 30 of the previous year.

What it costs

Fees for Australian students

Current UQ students can use the Fee Calculator to estimate their fees. Note: You will need to specify the courses for which you want to calculate fees. Please see the course list if you are unsure which courses you can do in your program.

When you enrol each semester, mySI-net will calculate your fees, and these will generally be available for viewing on mySI-net overnight.

Fees for all students are reviewed annually and may increase from 1 January each year. View the 2015 Fee Rules.

If you are a prospective student, or if you haven't yet commenced your program, please see the Future Students website for fee information.

Fees for International students

Current UQ students can use the Fee Calculator to estimate their fees. Note: You will need to specify the courses for which you want to calculate fees. Please see the course list if you are unsure which courses you can do in your program.

When you enrol each semester, mySI-net will calculate your fees, and these will generally be available for viewing on mySI-net overnight.

Fees for all students are reviewed annually and may increase from 1 January each year. View the 2015 Fee Rules.

If you are a prospective student, or if you haven't yet commenced your program, please see the Future Students website for fee information.

Additional costs

  • Annual CPR recertification (approx $55)
  • Dental Board registration (approx total $2,640)
  • Senior First Aid Certificate (including CPR) (approx $155)
  • Laptop computer ($1,500-$2,000).
  • In addition to transport and accommodation costs, an examination fee of A$3,500 will be charged for the clinical assessment. Successful applicants will have the fee deducted from their tuition fees.
  • Digital SLR clinical camera ($3,000-$4,000)

What you can do with a Doctor of Clinical Dentistry

Careers

This coursework degree is a program for training dental specialists. Based on specialisation: Endodontist, Orthodontist, Periodontist, Maxillofacial Radiologist, Paediatric Dentist, Oral Pathologist, Oral Medicine Specialist, Prosthodontist.

Professional memberships

Graduates may be eligible for membership with the following professional bodies:

  • Australian Dental Association

Accreditation body

  • Australian Dental Council

While this degree may be accredited by an official industry accreditation body in Australia, completion of the degree may not result in graduates receiving automatic accreditation. Please contact the relevant registration body for details of any conditions for accreditation.

Program Rules and Requirements

To complete the Doctor of Clinical Dentistry

To complete the Doctor of Clinical Dentistry, a student must complete a requisite number of courses chosen from the course list and according to the Rules for the program.

Students should be aware of the University of Queensland rules, particularly the General Award Rules, which govern the conduct of UQ programs. Students will find a link to the General Award Rules, and other University rules, on the University Rules page.

A student is required to obtain #48 comprising -

  • common core courses in basic and clinical sciences;
  • clinical courses within a field of dental science selected by the student and approved by the Executive Dean; and
  • a research project and report.
Refer to DClinDent rules for further information.

See the course list for courses that can be studied as part of the Doctor of Clinical Dentistry.

Program Rules for the Doctor of Clinical Dentistry

Early exit points

Based upon course selection, students may be able to exit this award with the: