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Facts & figures

Global leaders in dentistry

  • #2 in Australia 2020 ARWU Subject Rankings
  • #33 in the world 2018 QS Subject Rankings
  • 88% full-time employed within 12-months of graduating (GOS 2017)
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Dentistry and oral health

Start a career in dentistry or specialise in your field

As an oral health therapist, dentist, specialist or researcher, you’ll contribute to the health and wellbeing of your community and deliver on our mission to put the mouth into health.

Courses in dentistry

For more than 100 years, Sydney Dental School has been providing education and training in dentistry and oral health, offering a range of study options for students seeking to enter the profession, dental practitioners looking to progress their careers and researchers.

Undergraduate courses

Postgraduate courses

Postgraduate courses for dentists

These courses are open to dentists who have completed at least two years of general practice. Completion of the Primary Fellowship Examination of the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons (RACDS) or its equivalent is highly desirable.

Professional development and short courses

Continuing Education in Dentistry (CED) is a leading provider of continuing professional development courses for the whole dental team. From short courses through to seminars, we offer a variety of flexible options to assist with your professional learning and CPD requirements, with programs available throughout the year.

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Postgraduate research

Student profile

Female dental course student
Yasmin Samiee
"At the start of the program, we could barely manipulate our dental drills. By mid-second year, we had gained enough experience to provide basic treatments for our patients."
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Why study dentistry at Sydney?

  • We're ranked first in Australia for graduate employability.
  • We're Australia's first dental school and have been training dental practitioners for more than 100 years.
  • Our courses are taught by experienced clinicians and researchers and are patient-centred, evidence-based and responsive to community needs.
  • Our courses emphasise clinical experience, and we have connections with Sydney Dental Hospital, Nepean Hospital and Westmead Centre for Oral Health, as well as local health district dental hospitals in remote, regional and rural NSW (including Ballina, Broken Hill, Dubbo, Orange and Armidale).  
  • Most of our courses are accredited by the Australian Dental Council (see relevant course page for details).
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