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Doctor of Dental Surgery (MC-DDENSUR)

Masters (Extended)Year: 2019 Delivered: On Campus (Parkville)

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Award titleDoctor of Dental Surgery
Year & campus2019 — Parkville
CRICOS code071303G
Fees informationSubject EFTSL, level, discipline and census date
Study level & typeGraduate Coursework
AQF level 9
Credit points400 credit points
Duration48 months full time

The Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) is a professional postgraduate degree of 4-years' duration. It is a fixed, full-time program and will lead to registration as a general dental practitioner with the Dental Practice Boards throughout Australia and New Zealand.

Students will be expected to take on leadership roles within the profession and with the different specialties of the profession. The DDS will use current scientific evidence in oral health to impart the philosophies, skills and knowledge related to all areas of clinical dental practice. This will create a graduate well versed in advanced treatment options such as dental implants, all-ceramic restorations and other advanced materials. It will be taught in association with the underpinning ethos of prevention of dental disease for which the Melbourne Dental School has a world-renowned reputation. The curriculum will be delivered using lectures, pre-clinical practical classes, clinical patient treatments in all specialties of dentistry, case-based and on-line learning, as well as reflective practice of patient treatment cases. Students will spend a significant proportion of their time in provision of patient care using advanced materials and clinical methods. Part of the final year curriculum will incorporate the model of working in a private practice like setting. The Melbourne Dental School is an international leader in oral health research and this expertise will contribute to the DDS experience where students will learn how to plan, seek and attain ethics approval, complete and analyse and prepare a research project for publication and oral presentation at the School research day. Students will graduate with advanced clinical skills and advanced knowledge in all aspects of oral health provision and will be ready to work having attained skills in managing a small business.

Students will be required to purchase their own equipment for use throughout the course. Indicative costs are $6,000 AUD in the first year, with a further $2,000-$3,000 in second year. Further details of first year costs are provided with the letter of offer. Exact pricing will depend on suppliers' agreed prices at time of purchase.