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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:

Due to the effects of COVID-19, some scheduled courses may be delayed or restrict registrations to NSW residents only. Some courses may also be postponed or cancelled as local restrictions change.

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
Orthodontics series: course 2 In-person 12 August 2022

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 registrations open.

Orthodontics series: course 3
Contemporary Infection Control
Dental Implants 1
Functional Applicances
Orthodontics series: course 1
A Guide to Dental Practice in Australia
Dental Infection Prevention and Control in 2022
Safer Prescribing in General Dental Practice
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.