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The University of Queensland

Brisbane , Queensland ,Australia

Doctor of Clinical Dentistry (DClinDent)

If you're a general dentist looking to specialise, the three-year Doctor of Clinical Dentistry postgraduate program will prepare you for specialist registration and practice.

This program enables you to become a registered specialist in dento-maxillofacial radiology, endodontics, oral medicine, orthodontics, periodontics, prosthodontics or special needs dentistry.

Study at the state-of-the-art $138 million Oral Health Centre at UQ’s Herston campus and develop a comprehensive understanding of the physiological, biochemical, structural and functional processes involved in general and oral health. Gain advanced diagnostic skills and clinical competence, as well as an in-depth understanding in scientific methodology, research and clinical practice.

You'll undertake extensive clinical placements at the Oral Health Centre, as well as dental clinics in hospitals and external healthcare facilities in Queensland. 

You'll also develop advanced abilities in scientific reasoning and research, and study the role of research in dentistry and how it can support your clinical practice. You'll also complete a supervised project for submission to a peer-reviewed journal.

To be eligible for this program, you need an approved degree in dentistry from UQ (or equivalent) with a minimum two years of graduate clinical experience and be registered as a dentist with the Dental Board of Australia. You'll also need to provide a CV and nominate referees with your application. Shortlisted applicants will be invited to participate in a process of selection, which may include a theory and clinical skills assessment.

Program highlights

  • Study in a supportive environment at the largest and most advanced tertiary oral health facility in Australia.
  • Specialise in your preferred field and gain specialist registration with the Dental Board of Australia.
  • Develop advanced abilities in scientific reasoning and research and complete a supervised project for submission to a peer-reviewed journal.

Fields of study
Tailor your studies to suit your goals. This program offers these options:

  • Dento-Maxillofacial Radiology
  • Endodontics
  • Oral Medicine
  • Orthodontics
  • Periodontics
  • Prosthodontics
  • Special Needs Dentistry

Campus Information


Herston is UQ’s core campus for clinical health teaching and research. Located just minutes from the Brisbane CBD, Herston is home to UQ’s Medicine and Public Health schools, the UQ Centre for Clinical Research, Oral Health Centre, and the research activities of the School of Nursing and Midwifery. UQ Herston shares premises with the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital and the QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute, allowing students and visitors to rub shoulders with leading health researchers, academics and professionals.


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Application Process


Minimum English Language Requirements

English Level Description IELTS (1.0 -9.0) TOEFL IBT (0-120) TOEFL CBT (0-300) PTE (10-90)
Expert 9 120 297-300 86-90
Very Good 8.5 115-119 280-293 83-86
Very Good 8 110-114 270-280 79-83
Good 7.5 102-109 253-267 73-79
Good 7 94-101 240-253 65-73
Competent 6.5 79-93 213-233 58-65
Competent 6 60-78 170-210 50-58
Modest 5.5 46-59 133-210 43-50
Modest 5 35-45 107-133 36-43
Limited 4 32-34 97-103 30-36
Extremely Limited < 4 < 31 < 93 < 30

Job Opportunity Potential

Career possibilities
Postgraduate study can take you anywhere. Depending on which field you choose, here are some of the careers you could be on your way to:

  • Orthodontist
  • Periodontist
  • Prosthodontist
  • Special needs dentist
  • Dento-maxillofacial radiologist
  • Oral and maxillofacial surgeon
  • Endodontist
  • Oral surgeon

PSW Opportunity

2 years of Post-Study Work (PSW) rights to international students post completion of their respective Bachelor's 


Admission Requirement / Eligibility Criteria

Hold an approved degree in dentistry from the University (or equivalent) with a minimum two years of graduate clinical experience and be registered as a dentist with the Dental Board of Australia.

Please note that due to limited places, entry is competitive and not all applicants who meet the entry requirements are offered a place.

The minimum GPA to be considered for admission into this program is 4.0. The GPA cut-off for those offered a place in 2020 was 4.6.

Please see additional application information (under the 'How to apply' tab) for further details on entry requirements.

  • Course Code: 058537K
  • Course Type: Full Time
  • Course Level: Doctoral Degree/PhD
  • Duration: 03 Year  
  • Total Tuition Fee: 219216 AUD
    Annual Cost of Living: 21041 AUD
    Application Fee: 100 AUD
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