Doctor of Clinical Dentistry (DClinDent)

Program Code

DRCD

Academic Year

2020

Program Faculty

Special Notes

These Program Rules should be read in conjunction with the University's policies (http://www.adelaide.edu.au/policies).

Overview

The Doctor of Clinical Dentistry is a postgraduate coursework (Masters Extended) program available to both local and international students. The program prepares qualified dentists for specialist dental practice in the disciplines of:

  • Endodontics
  • Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology
  • Orthodontics
  • Paediatric Dentistry
  • Periodontics
  • Prosthodontics
  • Special Needs Dentistry.

The Doctor of Clinical Dentistry is an AQF Level 9 (Masters Extended) qualification with a standard full-time duration of 3 years.

Conditions

Condition of Enrolment: Students admitted into the program are required to maintain AHPRA registration and the appropriate  immunisations and clearances as a registered Professional.

Students will also have additional requirements for each Hospital site that must be met and maintained throughout their study.  

Interruption of program: Students must apply for permission from the Head of School before taking a Leave of Absence. Any extension of the leave without approval will result in the loss of place in the program but an application may be made to be re-admitted to the program subject to the admission procedures in place at the time.

Further detail is located at: http://health.adelaide.edu.au/study-with-us/student-support/clinical-placements

Academic Program Rules for Doctor of Clinical Dentistry

There shall be a Doctor of Clinical Dentistry.

Qualification Requirements
Academic Program: 

To qualify for the degree of Doctor of Clinical Dentistry the student must complete satisfactorily a program of study consisting of the following requirements with a combined total of not less than 72 units, comprising:

  1. Core courses to the value of 6 units
  2. Research in the form of a research dissertation
  3. One specialisation to the value of 66 units from the following:
    • Endodontics
    • Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology
    • Orthodontics
    • Paediatric Dentistry
    • Periodontics
    • Prosthodontics
    • Special Needs Dentistry