University of Sydney Faculty of Dentistry
The Faculty of Dentistry at the University of Sydney is Australia’s first, and has been involved in the training of dental practitioners for 100 years. The Sydney Dental School is one of the largest of the five dental schools in Australia and is housed within the Sydney Dental Hospital (SDH), Surry Hills and the Westmead Centre for Oral Health (WCOH), Westmead Hospital.
The faculty offers Australia’s first graduate-entry dental program, the four year Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD), which utilities problem-based learning, self-directed learning and self-evaluation in education to instruct students in a similar way that dentists perform their day-to-day work. This program has been purposefully designed to adhere to the well-rounded course structure of the North American postgraduate model, but has also maintained the sophisticated clinical training for which the University of Sydney has come to be renowned, giving students an applicable knowledge of dental health from the community to the laboratory.
The Faculty of Dentistry also offers a suite of postgraduate programs designed to produce specialist practitioners across a wide range of disciplines, and also offers a rigorous research training program to produce research scholars of international standing. Specialist postgraduate training is available in the disciplines of community oral health and epidemiology, conscious sedation and pain control, oral medicine and oral pathology, orthodontics, paediatric dentistry, periodontics, prosthodontics and oral implants.
Research training programs offered via the PhD and MSc (Dentistry) are offered in biomaterials science, community oral health and epidemiology, conscious sedation and pain control, occlusion, oral biology, oral implants, oral and maxillofacial surgery, oral pathology and oral medicine, orthodontics, paediatric dentistry, periodontics and prosthodontics.
The University of Sydney Faculty of Dentistry also supports the university’s goal of internationalization, and has established collaborative links with a number of overseas universities located in China, France, Japan, Lebanon, Thailand and the USA. The faculty also attracts a sizable applicant pool from abroad for entry into its undergraduate and postgraduate programs.