Duration

3 Years full-time

Commencing 2017

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

A Bachelor of Dental Science (Honours I or IIA) or equivalent and a 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 9

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 2017 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 Online Application Form.

Closing Date

To commence study in Semester 1 - May 30 of the previous year.

Apply Online

Enquiries for Australian students

School of Dentistry

Email: sas@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 2017

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

A Bachelor of Dental Science (Honours I or IIA) or equivalent and a 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 9

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 2017 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 Online Application Form.

Closing Date

To commence study in Semester 1 - May 30 of the previous year.

Apply Online

Enquiries for International students

Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences

Phone: Outside Australia: + 61 7 3365 7487
Within Australia: 07 3365 7487

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

Enquire online

Why study the Doctor of Clinical Dentistry?

UQ's Doctor of Clinical Dentistry (DClinDent) is a three year fulltime Level 9 extended Masters (Australian Qualifications Framework) leading to a registrable specialist qualification. You will experience:

  • Interdisciplinary learning and undertake patient care in a state-of-the-art facility with the most modern equipment, technologies and teaching methods.
  • Collegial support and interaction with the profession from the first week of your first year of study.
  • Research focus over all three years of the program.
The School currently offers the DClinDent program in Orthodontics, Dento-Maxillofacial Radiology, Oral Medicine and Prosthodontics.

What you can study

Students undertake a field of study related to their chosen specialty 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

Students will undertake extensive supervised clinical practice in a range of dental clinics in hospitals, external healthcare facilities and the new Oral Health Centre (OHC) located at Herston.

Students will commence placement in their first semester of the program. Actual timing the placement may vary depending on area of speciality.

Students may be required to undertake clinical placements outside of the Brisbane metropolitan area and students are required to fund their travel, accommodation and daily living expenses.

How to apply

Entry requirements for Australian students

Prerequisites

A Bachelor of Dental Science (Honours I or IIA) or equivalent and a 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

Limited places are available in each discipline and entry is determined using a competitive selection process and is based on academic records, other postgraduate qualifications, work and research experience since graduation and referee reports.

Applicants holding qualifications other than the BDSc from the university may be required to complete a clinical assessment program as part of their application for enrolment.

This program has modified teaching calendars for some courses which can be viewed here

All successful applicants are required to apply for and gain provisional registration or if applicable, full registration, with the Dental Board of Australia, which includes the Board's English Language Proficiency requirements. Students must have registration prior to commencing their study and this must be maintained for the duration of the program.

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

Students are required to provide proof of immunisation against blood-borne transmissible viruses or other diseases, as per the School's immunisation schedule.

Students must obtain at the commencement of the program and thereafter hold for the duration of the program, a current Blue card and First Aid Certificate (including CPR).

For applicants who need to provide evidence of English proficiency, please note that this program requires a higher level of English language proficiency than the UQ minimum.

How to Apply

Applications must be lodged via the Online Application Form.

Apply Online

Closing date

To commence study in Semester 1 - May 30 of the previous year.

Entry requirements for International students

Prerequisites

A Bachelor of Dental Science (Honours I or IIA) or equivalent and a 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

Limited places are available in each discipline and entry is determined using a competitive selection process and is based on academic records, other postgraduate qualifications, work and research experience since graduation and referee reports.

Applicants holding qualifications other than the BDSc from this university may be required to complete a clinical assessment program as part of their application for enrolment. Such applicants will be responsible for all travel and accommodation costs incurred in undertaking the assessment.

This program has modified teaching calendars for some courses which can be viewed here

All successful applicants are required to apply for and gain provisional registration or if applicable, full registration, with the Dental Board of Australia, which includes the Board's English Language Proficiency requirements. Students must have registration prior to commencing their study and this must be maintained for the duration of the program.

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

Students are required to provide proof of immunisation against certain diseases, as per the School's immunisation schedule.

A First Aid Certificate (including CPR) and a Blue Card are also required before the commencement of the program.

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 Online Application Form.

Apply Online

Closing date

To commence study in Semester 1 - May 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 2017 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 2017 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).
  • Costs for vaccinations and serology are the responsibility of the student and will vary based on individual and program requirements.

What you can do with a Doctor of Clinical Dentistry

Careers

Graduates of this program may be eligible for registration as a specialist in their area of discipline with the Dental Board of Australia.

Professional memberships

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

  • Australian Prosthodontic Society
  • Australian Society of Orthodontists
  • Australian Dental Association
  • Oral Medicine Academy of Australasia
  • Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons
  • Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh
  • Royal College of Surgeons of England

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 from the DClinDent course list 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 the 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