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Doctor of Dental Surgery (MC-DDENSUR) // Course structure

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Course structure

The DDS incorporates all aspects related to the provision of advanced general dental care to patients as well as teaches students to prepare, develop, execute and write for publication a small research project. It is a fixed, full-time course of 4 years' duration.

The course commences with the introduction of specialised oral health subjects and preclinical practical experience to prepare students to enter the clinic in the second year. There is an increasing emphasis on clinical experience throughout the course, culminating in the final year where students will be engaged almost exclusively in clinical settings including the Melbourne Dental Clinic (private practice), community health centres and rural community clinics which will include provision of oral health care to the aboriginal community. The subjects are outlined below.