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Overview

In response to COVID-19, the University of Sydney has reviewed the availability of courses to be delivered remotely for students commencing their studies in 2021 and 2022.

Students commencing this course in 2021 and 2022 are required to commence their studies in-person on campus. Remote study is not available for this course. Applicants will be eligible for admission only if they are able to demonstrate they are physically present in Australia on the date specified in the offer made to them by the University.

­­About this course

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

Building on the foundation of the graduate certificate, the graduate diploma provides more extensive theoretical and clinical work, which can then be followed by a further 2 years of the Doctor of Clinical Dentistry (Prosthodontics) or a higher degree by research in this field.

Why study advanced restorative dentistry here?

The University of Sydney School of Dentistry has been educating dental practitioners for more than 100 years. Our programs are clinically focused, patient centred and evidence based.

You will learn from expert dental professionals and researchers and have access to the latest technology, facilities and teaching laboratories, so you can develop your manual dexterity skills and improve your confidence to perform specialist dental procedures.

Who should study this course?

The Graduate Diploma in Clinical Dentistry (Advanced Restorative) is suitable for qualified local and international dentists looking to gain knowledge in advanced restorative for general practice. 

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 admission criteria

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 criteria’ 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 - 18 June 2021 for 2022 intake

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 - 18 June 2021 for 2022 intake

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 student workload in the graduate diploma will be carried out in five two-week blocks of full-time work, interspersed with periods of personal practice with specific tasks.

The teaching methods used in the graduate diploma will comprise seminars and small group tutorials, assignments, reports, clinical practice, case presentations and discussion, and demonstrations.

Units of study

Work component

Mandatory work component = 1,824 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 criteria

A successful applicant for admission to the Graduate Diploma in Clinical Dentistry (Advanced 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 criteria, 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 admission process.

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 in April/May. Offers to all successful applicants will be issued in late June/early July.

Inherent requirements

To assist students to make informed choices about their study, we have identified and set out the inherent requirements for coursework award courses in dentistry.

Credit for previous study

For more information about the University’s credit policy, please see the Credit for Previous Studies page.

Important information

The University of Sydney welcomes and encourages applications from students with disabilities, and from diverse social and cultural backgrounds. Where there are physical, intellectual, cultural, religious or other factors that impact on a student's ability to meet the inherent requirements, the University will make reasonable adjustments to assist the student to meet the requirements. Please read the inherent requirements carefully as you consider your course choices.

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

Disclaimer

Please note the Sydney Dental School regularly reviews the admission criteria and application processes for its courses. It reserves the right to change these criteria and processes without notice. Information on this website provides advice about the currently applicable criteria and processes, and may not be correct for future application periods.

Other requirements

  • As registered dental practitioners, applicants are required to be up to date with basic life support and CPR training, so a first aid certificate should be readily available on request.  Find out more.
  • Before you attend a placement in a NSW Ministry of Health facility, you will need to meet certain requirements to be verified by the NSW Ministry of Health to ensure your safety and that of other students, staff and patients. Find out more. 
  • The Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) has announced that all health disciplines will be required to demonstrate English language skills at IELTS level 7 or equivalent. Please note that this standard applies to all applicants for initial registration as a medical practitioner or medical specialist. Find out more.

Deferral

Applications for the deferral of enrolment following an offer of a place in this course will only be considered under exceptional circumstances, and require the approval of the PG Course Coordinator.

Transfer

Transfer of enrolment between dental schools or from a medical program is not possible due to our unique units of study, continuous long learning and assessment in dentistry at the University of Sydney. All students must apply through the standard admission pathway.

Change in immigration status

International applicants and students who change from international to domestic status are advised to refer to clause 39 of the University’s Coursework Policy 2014.

Impermissible conduct

The Sydney Dental School reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to vary or cancel an offer of admission if your conduct prior to enrolment causes the school to form the view that you are unsuitable for admission to its programs.

Examples of conduct that might make you unsuitable for admission to Sydney Dental School programs include (but are not limited to):

  • Failure to treat University of Sydney employees, students, applicants or other members of the University community with respect and courtesy, including failure to use appropriate language and tone in your written or verbal communications;
  • Failure to act honestly and ethically in your dealings with University of Sydney employees, students, applicants or other members of the University community;
  • Conduct that results in you being suspended or excluded from the University of Sydney;
  • Conduct that gives the Sydney Dental School reasonable cause to believe that enrolling you in clinical training may place you, your peers, or members of the public at risk of harm; and
  • Conduct that results in you being charged with a criminal offence.

Career Pathways

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

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