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Clinical Dentistry, Doctorate

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
University rank #91 (QS) ,
The Doctor of Clinical Dentistry from The University of Western Australia is a three-year, full-time specialist training program for qualified dentists accredited by the Australian Dental Council for specialist registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency.


Programs are offered in the following specialist areas (Endodontics, Oral Medicine, Orthodontics, Periodontics, Prosthodontics and Paediatric Dentistry) and taught by experienced specialists in their field, subject to availability of places each year in a beginning of year or mid-year intake. Programs in Oral Pathology and Dentomaxillofacial Radiology will be offered subject to accreditation by the Australian Dental Council. 

On completion of the Doctor of Clinical Dentistry from The University of Western Australia you'll be eligible for registration as a dental specialist with appropriate registration bodies in Australia and New Zealand. Our clinics and laboratories are equipped with state-of-the-art digital technologies including CBCT, CADCAM and 3dMD in addition to rotary endodontics and surgical microscopes and the latest research infrastructure.

Career Pathways

Graduates are eligible for registration as specialists in the appropriate discipline with the relevant registration authorities in Australia and New Zealand in their chosen field, provided they are eligible for registration as a dentist. The course consists of didactic work, clinical practice, laboratory and research work.


The Doctor of Clinical Dentistry is accredited by the Australian Dental Council (ADC). Graduates are eligible for registration to practice as a specialist dentist in their chosen specialty in Australia and New Zealand.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Credits
    144 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Dental Research Methodology
  • Oral and Maxillofacial Radiography and Radiology
  • Biostatistics 
    Specializations available:
    • Endodontics
    • Oral Medicine
    • Oral Pathology
    • Orthodontics
    • Paediatric Dentistry
    • Periodontics
  • Prosthodontics 
  • English Language Requirements

    You only need to take one of these language tests:

    • Minimum required score:


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      The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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    • Minimum required score:


      The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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    Academic Requirements

    • CRICOS CODE: 068911K

    To be considered for admission to this course an applicant must have:

    • a Bachelor of Dental Science, or an equivalent qualification, as recognised by UWA; 


    • passed the Primary Examination for Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons, or equivalent, as recognised by UWA; 


    • current registration as a dentist in Australia.

    Applicants must be eligible and remain registered for the duration of the course.

    Work Experience

    At least 2 year(s) of work experience are required.

    Tuition Fee

    • International

      65004 AUD/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 195000 AUD for the full programme and a duration of 36 months.
    • National

      41700 AUD/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 125100 AUD for the full programme and a duration of 36 months.
    We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

    Living costs for Perth

    • 1328 - 2370 AUD/month
      Living Costs

    The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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