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Overview

The Graduate Certificate in Clinical Dentistry (Advanced Restorative) will develop your competence in advanced restorative procedures in pre-clinical and early clinical aspects of prosthodontics for general dental practice.

The program focuses on understanding the fundamentals of treatment planning and treatment implementation for advanced restorative dentistry. The graduate certificate will provide a foundation for the more intensive theoretical and clinical work of the graduate diploma.

Why study advanced restorative here?

  • World-ranked – ranked number 33 in the world for dentistry,* the University of Sydney School of Dentistry is Australia's first dental school and has been training dental practitioners for more than 100 years.
  • Learning  all our postgraduate dentistry courses are patient-centred, evidence-based, integrated with research and responsive to community needs.
  • Graduate qualities – our graduates are engaged and globally aware and have the capability to become leaders in oral health, dentistry and research.

Who should study this course?

The Doctor of Clinical Dentistry (Prosthodontics) is suitable for qualified local and international dentists interested in pre-clinical and early clinical aspects of prosthodontics for general dental practice.

Please note that places in this course are limited and subject to strict enrolment quotas.

Subject areas

There are no specialisations for this course.

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Entry, fees, funding & how to apply

Depends on your qualification, citizenship status
The details on this page based on your selections are a guide only, and are subject to change.

Your entry requirements

English language proficiency

Find out if you need to prove English language proficiency (depends on your country of origin and educational background).

For academic requirements check the ‘Admission requirements’ section on this page.

Your fee

How to apply

You can apply online via the application portal. When you are ready to apply, select the ‘Apply’ button on this course page. Visit the How to apply page for other important information. 

Application dates

Applications open - 1 September, 2 years prior to the commencement year

Applications close - 31 March of the preceding year

We strongly encourage applicants to apply as early as possible, offers are made on a rolling basis and places are limited. Separate scholarship deadlines apply - check the scholarships website for details.

Starting date

Semester 1 (January)

You can apply online via the application portal. When you are ready to apply, select the ‘Apply’ button on this course page. Visit the How to apply page for other important information. 

Application dates

Applications open - 1 September, 2 years prior to the commencement year

Applications close - 31 March of the preceding year

We strongly encourage international applicants to apply as early as possible to allow time for visa and travel arrangements. Separate scholarship deadlines may apply - check the scholarships website for details.

Starting date

Semester 1 (January)

What you'll study

The Graduate Certificate in Clinical Dentistry (Advanced Restorative) 
 is a half year full-time course. Student must complete all units of study outlined for the certificate.

Units of study

Work component

Mandatory work component = 912 hours.

This translates to 38 hours per week.

This mandatory work component must be completed as part of the award requirements for the course.

Admission requirements

A successful applicant for admission to the Graduate Certificate in Clinical Dentistry (Restorative) will hold a Bachelor of Dentistry, Doctor of Dental Medicine or Bachelor of Dental Surgery from the University of Sydney or equivalent institution; or an equivalent qualification that is recognised by the Australian Dental Board (Limited Registration for postgraduate training/supervised practice) and with a curriculum acceptable to the school.

Applicants must demonstrate commitment to the particular specialty that they are applying for, such as through participation in short courses or continuing education programs aligned to that particular specialty. In addition to these requirements, admission to this course requires:

  • at least two years general dental practice;
  • completion of the primary Fellowship Examination of the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons or its equivalent is desirable;
  • all applicants must be registered with the Australian Dental Board for practice (limited registration for international candidates) prior to admission to the program.

All applications will be ranked according to academic merit after the application closing date. Successfully ranked applicants will be invited to participate in an interview with the Sydney Dental School. Some specialist programs also require applicants to sit an examination as a component of the selection process.

The academic requirements that are displayed are applicable to currently available courses only, and are updated annually in October and may be changed without notice. The Handbooks Online and the University of Sydney Calendar are the official legal source of information relating to study at the University of Sydney, and you are referred to those documents.

Inherent Requirements

Inherent requirements are the essential tasks and activities necessary to be able to achieve the core learning outcomes of a course. They are specific to a particular course or discipline. To assist students to make informed choices about their study, we have identified and set out the inherent requirements for this course.

The academic criteria that are displayed are applicable to currently available courses only, and are updated annually in October and may be changed without notice. The Handbooks Online and the University of Sydney Calendar are the official legal source of information relating to study at the University of Sydney, and you are referred to those documents.

Career Pathways

The Graduate Certificate in Clinical Dentistry (Advanced Restorative) provides a high level of knowledge and advanced skills in the areas of restorative dentistry, prosthodontics and oral implants.

Domestic students

International students

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