Study cover for Clinical Dentistry
Doctorate On Campus

Clinical Dentistry

The University of Western Australia

36 months
69000 AUD/year
42500 AUD/year
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The Clinical Dentistry program from The University of Western Australia is a three-year, full-time specialist training program for qualified dentists accredited by the Australian Dental Council (ADC) for specialist registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).

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The DClinDent is a degree by coursework and includes a supervised research project and report. Coursework covers topics in biostatistics, research methodology, oral and maxillofacial radiography and radiology, practical aspects of specialist dentistry and discipline-oriented research. 

The Clinical Dentistry program from The University of Western Australia involves didactic teaching, weekly seminars, journal clubs and clinics combined with a supervised research project. Interdisciplinary teaching and research opportunities are available. The research methodology and the research project are worth 25 per cent of the degree. 

The research work must be presented as a formal research report/dissertation, and in some disciplines there may be an extra requirement that the research report must be submitted to suitable professional journals for consideration for publication. Additional training is provided in the practical aspects of extended patient care and patient-oriented research in the specialised field of dentistry, including the ethics of clinical research and effective communication of clinical research results.

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.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Dental Research Methodology 
  • Oral and Maxillofacial Radiography and Radiology 
  • Biostatistics 
  • Endodontics
  • Oral Medicine
  • Oral Pathology

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


144 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements


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; and
  • at least two years of full-time professional experience or equivalent in the practice of general dentistry; and
  • passed the Primary Examination for Fellowship or the MRACDS (GDP) for Membership of the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons, or equivalent, as recognised by UWA; and
  • current registration as a dentist in Australia.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    69000 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 207000 AUD for the full programme during 36 months.
  • National

    42500 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 127500 AUD for the full programme during 36 months.

Living costs for Perth

1328 - 2367 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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