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The University of Sydney School of Dentistry

Australia's first dental school
For more than 100 years, we have provided education and training in dentistry and oral health, creating exceptional graduates, conducting research with a real world impact and offering continuing education.

About Sydney Dental School

Our school is based around integrated research, teaching and clinical practice. Our premium educational offering is underpinnned by our connections to Sydney Dental Hospital, Nepean Hospital and the Westmead Centre for Oral Health, but also with other local health district dental hospitals in remote, regional and rural NSW.

We're consistently ranked as one of Australia's top dental schools, where our students benefit from the opportunity to gain clinical experience in functioning dental hospitals, learn from diverse real world oral health issues, interact with dental and medical professionals, and develop an understanding of current healthcare issues.

Our simulation clinics based at Sydney Dental Hospital and the Westmead Centre for Oral Health also help students develop their confidence and skills to perform new procedures in a safe environment.

Our disciplines

Our teaching, clinical activities and research are structured into disciplines: oral health, oral surgery, orthodontic and paediatric dentistry, population oral health and restorative and reconstructive dentistry.

Our community

As part of the wider Faculty of Medicine and Health community, our school community is engaged, socially conscious, and always seeking new ways to learn by sharing best practice. This helps us continue to offer education of the highest calibre and conduct leading research, which translates to real world impact.

Through our professional associations, our teachers, researchers, students and alumni are part of an inspiring, welcoming community of dental professionals with access to resources, real world advice and a large professional support network throughout their career. Our professional associations include:

Our people

Professor Heiko Spallek
Head of School and Dean

Emma Dupal
School Manager

Please note that the Sydney Dental School is currently reviewing its process for hosting external students for elective studies.

The school will not be accepting application from students seeking elective opportunities until further notice.

Students seeking to engage in research activities at the school are advised to contact researchers they are interested in engaging with at first instance to inquire about research opportunities that might be available.

Head of School and Dean

Heiko Spallek
Professor Heiko Spallek
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Sydney Dental School

  • +61 1800 SYD UNI (1800 793 864) - in Australia
  • +61 2 8627 1444 - outside Australia
  • +61 2 8890 7178 (Westmead Centre for Oral Health)

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