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Dentistry short courses

Continuing education for dentists and oral health therapists
We offer a range of CPD dental courses to help practitioners meet their professional development requirements and build competence in a range of areas, from infection control to orthodontics.

Important note RE COVID-19:

From Monday 23 March there will be no face-to-face teaching on campus. All teaching and learning will be delivered online, or will be suspended to later in the semester or year.

These changes will be in place until the end of Semester 1, however as this is an ongoing situation we recommend for you stay up to date.

The latest information from the University of Sydney can be found here.

As more information becomes available, we will update the relevant course pages. If you have any questions or concerns, please email

Scheduled short courses

Each of our professional development and CPD dental courses are taught by carefully selected educators and industry experts in a face-to-face format. Please refer to each course page for details on the location, course structure, CPD hours and fees.

Course name
Format   Date
Contemporary infection control
Online 20 October 2020
Mixed dentition orthodontic treatment Online 13 - 14 November 2020
Orthodontics series: course 1 Seminar/Workshop
2021 dates TBC
Orthodontics series: course 2 Seminar/Workshop March 2020 - February 2021
Orthodontics series: course 3 Seminar/Workshop March 2020 - February 2021

Expressions of interest

Many other short course programs listed below have run in previous years and may become available again soon. Be sure to register your interest to be notified when a new date becomes available.

Practical oral surgery - Sydney
Management of deep caries and exposed pulp
Safer prescribing in general dental practice - Sydney 
Safer prescribing in general dental practice - Adelaide                                    
Laser training for general dental practitioners
Tooth isolation using rubber dam - clinician's update
Practical oral surgery - Adelaide
Anterior and posterior composites in everyday practice
Practical oral surgery - Melbourne
Adult restorative CPD course for Oral Health Therapists
  1. The Continuing Education in Dentistry Unit reserves the right to exclude individuals from registering and/or participating in any Continuing Education course on reasonable grounds. 
  2. All attendees at our Continuing Education courses must abide by relevant policies and procedures, including the: a. University’s policies on Harassment and Discrimination available online at here and b. The University’s Students Charter is available here
  3. If the University receives a complaint about the conduct of an attendee of the Continuing Education Course from a member of staff, course presenter, hospital staff member or patient, or another attendee of the Continuing Education Course, the Continuing Education in Dentistry Unit may, acting reasonably, cancel the attendee’s registration in the course and/or exclude the attendee from participating in the remainder of the course or Continuing Education courses held in the future. 
  4. If the course involves patient treatment there are additional mandatory requirements for participants which include but are not limited to complying with Patients’ Rights and Responsibilities of NSW Health incorporating Sydney Dental Hospital available online at here. 
  5. Payment for all courses is by credit card only. We do not accept cheques or direct deposit.

Full course terms and conditions are available here (pdf, 96KB)

NZDA verifies, that based on the information provided to NZDA, this activity meets the Dental Council policy requirements for CPD. NZDA CPD verification does not imply promotion or endorsement of the contents of any course. Attendees need to use professional judgment to assess the validity and usefulness of techniques, materials or therapeutic products to their own practice.

Sydney Dental School has been offering professional education in dentistry since 1947.

About our CPD courses for dentists

To assist graduates of Sydney Dental School in meeting their registration standard for practice with the Dental Board of Australia, we have been providing professional development and training in dentistry and oral health since 1947.

Our programs combine the best scientific evidence from academic and research outputs with the clinical expertise of renowned local and international experts, to assist practitioners in their obligation to provide high quality patient care.

All courses are reviewed by the respective Head of Discipline and Professor Heiko Spallek, Head of School and Dean, to ensure the education offerings are of the standard provided in the school’s degree programs, and compliant with the Dental Board of Australia’s definition of continuing professional development activities.