UWA Dental School

Doctor of Clinical Dentistry


  • 144 credit points
  • 3 years full time
  • Course code: 90840
  • Intake periods: Advertised in May of previous year for intake in the following year in listed specialist areas.

The Doctor of Clinical Dentistry (DClinDent) is a three-year, full-time specialist training program for qualified dentists accredited by the Australian Dental Council (ADC) for specialist registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency.

Programs are offered in the following specialist areas subject to availability of places each year:

EndodonticsOral MedicineOrthodonticsPaediatric DentistryPeriodontics

On completion of this program graduates will be eligible for registration as a specialist dentist with appropriate registration bodies in Australia and New Zealand.

Our clinics and laboratories are equipped with state-of-the-art digital technology including CBCT, CADCAM and 3dMD in addition to rotary endodontics and surgical microscopes and the latest research infrastructure.

A limited number of places are available for commencement in either January 2019 or July 2019 in the specialist areas of:

Applications for January 2019 are open and will close on 29th June 2018.

In 2018/2019, we look forward to also offering places in

  • Dento-maxillofacial Radiology
  • Oral Pathology
  • Prosthodontics

Course Outline

The DClinDent is a degree by coursework and includes a supervised research project and report.  The coursework covers topics in biostatistics, research methodology, oral and maxillofacial radiography and radiology, practical aspects of specialist dentistry and discipline oriented research.  The research methodology and the research project are worth 25% of the degree. 

The research work must be presented as a formal research report/dissertation, or be submitted to suitable professional journals for consideration for publication.  Additional training is provided in the practical aspects of extended patient care and patient-oriented research in the specialised field of dentistry, including the ethics of clinical research and effective communication of clinical research results.

Admission requirements

Applicants must hold a Bachelor of Dental Science degree from this University, or equivalent.  In addition, applicants must have had a minimum of two years full time equivalent of experience in the practice of general dentistry and must have passed the Primary Examination for Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Dental  Surgeons, or its equivalent.  For details on the RACDS Orientation Course and Primary Examination visit their website at http://www.racds.org/ . All students will be registered as a dentist in Australia for the duration of the course. 

Apart from the documents required when submitting an online application, we request a CV, a one page personal statement and two referee reports.  The referee reports can be sent by mail to Maria Maseyk, UWA Dental School, M512, The Oral Health Centre of Western Australia, Nedlands, Western Australia 6009 or emailed to maria.maseyk@uwa.edu.au.

Domestic students

All UWA coursework programs: English Language Competence - IELTS 7.0 in individual components and 7.0 overall is required for Dentistry degrees.

International students

All UWA coursework programs: English Language Competence - IELTS 7.0 in individual components and 7.0 overall is required for Dentistry degrees.

Program enquiries

Ms Maria Maseyk, Team Leader, Academic Services

Telephone: (+61 8) 6457 7634

Email: maria.maseyk@uwa.edu.au