Doctor of Dental Surgery University of Melbourne

5.0 out of 5 from 1 review
Ranked #25 in our University Rankings
Masters Degree
Melbourne
4.0 years Full-Time
(or Part-Time equivalent)
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Course Description

The Doctor of Dental Surgery is Australia's only masters-level qualification for training general dental practitioners. The Doctor of Dental Surgery creates a new benchmark in 21st century education.

The degree leads to registration as a general dental practitioner with the Dental Practice Board in Australia and New Zealand, and creates a pathway to enter the Master of Philosophy, PhD or Doctor of Clinical Dentistry.

With state-of-the-art technologies, the Doctor of Dental Surgery uses new infrastructure, including a 100 seat pre-clinical laboratory and the new Melbourne University Dental Clinic, for advanced clinical teaching.

Highly qualified academics with research experience from leading universities around the world deliver the course using lectures, pre-clinical practical classes and clinical patient treatments in all specialties of dentistry.

The curriculum is based on scientific evidence in oral health, imparting advanced philosophies, skills and knowledge related to all areas of clinical dental practice and research.

As part of the four year full-time degree, students spend significant time in provision of patient care, using advanced materials and clinical methods, as well as undertake a two-year research project in oral health. In final year, students have the unique opportunity to experience working in a private practice setting, and they learn how to run a small business.

Located in Carlton, the Melbourne Dental School provides a stimulating and intellectually challenging environment at the forefront of oral health, state-of-the-art technologies and international collaborations, particularly in the Asia-Pacific region.
Additional Information

In the final year, Comprehensive Dental Practice (a year-long subject of 40 weeks, comprised of general dental practice placements in urban commun...

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Average ratings for Doctor of Dental Surgery University of Melbourne based on 1 review
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Student Reviews

May 2018
Year completed 2020

Positives: A lot of practical exposure from first year - working on mannequins and mouth models, and clinical placement begins from second year so you start dealing with patients early on. Small cohort and good social events.

Negatives: The timetable is very variable and is not consistent every week.
Also in first year t...

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