|Award title||Doctor of Clinical Dentistry|
|Year & campus||2018 — Parkville|
|Fees information||Subject EFTSL, level, discipline and census date|
|Study level & type||Graduate Coursework|
|Credit points||300 credit points|
|Duration||36 months full time|
The Doctor of Clinical Dentistry at The University of Melbourne is offered in seven specialist fields: Endodontics, Oral Medicine, Orthodontics, Paediatric Dentistry, Periodontics, Prosthodontics and Special Needs Dentistry, which has been accredited by the Australian Dental Council for graduates to register with AHPRA and practice in Australian and New Zealand as a Specialist Dentist within one of these specialties. The degree was first offered and conferred in 2004.
The Doctor of Clinical Dentistry (DCD) degree at the University of Melbourne has several purposes. The degree is designed to provide students with the opportunity to advance their professional knowledge and skills in one of the specialist areas to an expert level, and to engage with new and emerging relevant fields of study. The course is designed to facilitate the advanced development of clinical, academic and research skills necessary for a graduate to further a career in specialty practice, academia or research.
The program is a three-year full time course that provides advanced study and training in all areas of the chosen specialty. Graduates will be prepared for specialty practice, hospital practice or teaching and research in a dental school. Clinical experience is provided currently at the Royal Dental Hospital of Melbourne and its associated clinics under the instruction of staff of the University of Melbourne. Practice also occurs at the new Melbourne Dental Clinic situated at 723 Swanston St, Carlton.