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What will I learn?

The Doctor of Clinical Dentistry (Periodontics) trains qualified dentists who wish to specialise in periodontics. You will develop technical skills in periodontal implants and clinical periodontics as you acquire a comprehensive understanding of the field of periodontology.

Your studies will be primarily clinical based with didactic sessions, complemented by a research project in periodontal surgery or practice under the supervision of an academic staff member.

Accredited by the Australian Dental Council, the Doctor of Clinical Dentistry (Periodontics) prepares graduates for work in a specialist practice in periodontics or a specialist clinic in a hospital and also opens up further opportunities to pursue a career in research and clinical academic positions.

Career Pathways

This course prepares candidates for work in a specialist practice in periodontics, a specialist clinic in a hospital or as an academic researcher in clinical periodontics.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Medicine and Health



Study options

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
A$73,000.00 (39,71,708) per year
Year 1 Tuition fee: AUD $73,000; This indicative tuition fee is subject to annual increase each year of your study, effective at the start of each calendar year.

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Application deadline

Expected May 2023

More details

Start date

February 2023


Westmead Institute for Medical Research

176 Hawkesbury Road,


New South Wales,

2145, SYDNEY, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Master's degree by coursework with an independent research component such as a thesis, dissertation or research project with a minimum overall pass average of 75%.

For international students

A successful applicant for admission to the Doctor of Clinical Dentistry (Periodontics) will hold a Bachelor of Dentistry, Doctor of Dental Medicine or Bachelor of Dental Surgery from the University of Sydney or equivalent institution;

IELTS score: A minimum result of 7.0 overall and a minimum result of 7.0 in each band

TOEFL - IBT score: A minimum result of 96 overall including a minimum result of 24 in Reading and Listening, 27 in Writing and 23 in Speaking

Pearsons Test of English: A minimum result of 68 overall and a minimum result of 68 in each band

Application deadline: 31/March for Semester 1.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


About The University of Sydney

The University of Sydney is ranked 4th in the world and 1st in Australia for graduate employability by the 2020 QS Graduate Employability Rankings.

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