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Dentistry at Melbourne has once again been ranked number one in Australia.News
A new study has found genetic makeup does not predispose people to tooth decay, however the research did find that children with overweight mothers are more likely to have cavities.News
Two of our prominent researchers, Eric Reynolds and Glenn Walker are gaining world recognition for study finding evidence that a pathogen involved in gum disease can be found in the brain of Alzheimer's patients.News
See the exciting and diverse range of projects available Scholarships also available!News
On Tuesday 1 May, the Melbourne Dental School was pleased to hold an afternoon tea celebration to announce the inaugural recipient of the Marina and Alexis Keskevich Scholarship.News
Laureate Professor Eric Reynolds AO (Melbourne Dental School, University of Melbourne) has been awarded the 2017 Prime Minister’s Prize for Innovation in Australia’s Premier's Science Awards.News
Have your say on the Faculty's Green Paper Towards 2027, which marks the final stage before we present our new Strategic Plan.News
Video welcome from Professor Shitij Kapur, Dean of the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences.News
Around 2,700 Victorian children aged 0-6 years are hospitalised each year for preventable dental conditions – most of them requiring treatment of dental decay under general anaesthetic.News
Tiny, star-shaped molecules are effective at killing bacteria that can no longer be killed by current antibiotics, new research shows.News
Academic success for Doctor of Dental Surgery and Bachelor of Oral Health students at the University of Melbourne.News
Most people remember braces as yet another part of an awkward adolescence: metal tracks, elastic bands, and unfortunate food choices.News
Scientists at the University of Melbourne's Oral Health Cooperative Research Centre have warned about the damage sugar-free drinks can do to tooth enamel.News
Melbourne Dental School students volunteered their time with the Sydney Poche Centre to provide dental care to children in remote Indigenous communities.News
As part of the Bachelor of Oral Health curriculum, students undertake a research project with a public health focus designed to extend their skills in one aspect of oral health therapy practice.News
The Teddy Bear Hospital is an educational program organised and run by student volunteers.News
Melbourne Dental School staff members Dr Samantha Byrne and Dr Rebecca Wong were recipients of the 2014 Awards for Excellence in Teaching.News
The Melbourne Dental School has embedded Indigenous health education in the Bachelor of Oral Health by offering students the opportunity to learn about the obstacles facing Indigenous Australian communities seeking or receiving care.News
The University of Melbourne is a globally engaged, comprehensive, research-intensive university uniquely positioned to respond to the major social, economic and environmental challenges of our time.
Melbourne Dental School research is encompassed within several broad research themes. This multidisciplinary approach aims to increase the opportunities for researchers to collaborate on projects that span common themes.View
An overview of the research interests within the Melbourne Dental School and the project work being carried out by our research groups.View
We are passionate about the training and mentoring of the next generation of scientists. A range of research degrees are offered at Master and Doctorate level.View
Services and Opportunities
The Melbourne Dental School includes a number of shared research facilities, as well as several research services open to researchers external to the University of Melbourne on a fee for service basis.View
Melbourne Dental School Research
The Melbourne Dental School is dedicated to several areas of Research which fall under our Dental Research Themes. The focuses surround improving public health, analysing the impact, improvement of technologies, and bettering of practices - all in the area of Oral Health.
Research in the Faculty
The Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences is Australia's largest biomedical research faculty. We employ more than 1500 academic staff, 4000 honorary staff and 1500 graduate researchers undertaking world class research across a wide range of health and social issues in a diverse range of research settings. Researchers are located at key sites across Victoria, with more conducting research around the world. These renowned experts from every field can be found in labs, hospitals, affiliated research institutes and all across the wider community.Information and support tools for Faculty staff are available on the Faculty intranet.
Whether you're just starting out or a seasoned professional, we have something to suit your needs and schedule. With the highest teaching evaluations in the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences we are proud to offer our coursework and short course programs to our leaders and future leaders.
Our degrees, taught by our world-renowned academics are the perfect way to begin in the field of dentistry.View
Our CPD prgrams would not be possible without our many higly experinced presenters. we encourage participants to take advantage of this knowledge base while attending our programs.View
Scholarships, Bursaries and Prizes
The Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences offer an extensive range of scholarships and bursaries to undergraduate and postgraduate coursework students.View
Honours is a fourth-year program which gives you the opportunity to draw together your previous science or health science studies and focus your knowledge, skills and intellect on an exciting piece of original research.View
As a new student at Melbourne Dental School you can look forward to studying in Australia's top school for everything relating to dentistry, oral health, and dental research.
Whether you are a new or returning student to Melbourne Dental School, you can access information regarding all stages of the student life cycle here.
Thank you for engaging with the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry & Health Sciences. As a friend and supporter of this faculty you will help create scholarships for our students, support groundbreaking research, and build important partnerships and support community engagement.
Our pride in our graduates and in their lives spent improving the health and well-being of others is matched by our desire to maintain strong connections with all who have passed through our doors.View
We are grateful for the many ways in which our alumni, donors, friends and the community support the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences.View
We recognise partnerships and collaborations are an integral facet of our development and a major strength of the school.View
The Melbourne Dental School hosts a number of unique programs of community and scientific interest, including the Dental Mentoring Program.View
Head of School's Welcome
Professor Mike Morgan
The Mission of the Melbourne Dental School is to be a world-class, research-based school, offering education of the highest quality and to play a leading national and international role with particular relevance to the Asia - Pacific region.
History of the Melbourne Dental School
In 1884 a group of dentists formed the Odontological Society of Victoria with the aims of the regulation and education of dentists in the state of Victoria. Mr John Illife (1847-1914), a member and later President of the Odontological Society of Victoria, was the driving force in negotiations for the regulation of dentistry in Victoria and the establishment of a hospital and college in Melbourne.
Henry Forman Atkinson Dental Museum
The Henry Forman Atkinson Dental Museum contains over 2500 objects, photographs, documents and catalogues relating to the history of dentistry and dental education in Victoria.
Objects in the collection date from the early 1700s and provide insights into the changes and developments within the dental profession and its striving to improve the standard of dental education, dental health and dental care within Victoria.
The Henry Forman Atkinson Dental Museum is located on the ground floor, 720 Swanston Street Melbourne, in the same building occupied by The Royal Dental Hospital of Melbourne.