Teaching program

The Melbourne Dental Clinic (MDC) is a purpose build teaching clinic designed to promote high quality care and effective teaching. Treatment at the MDC is provided by students of the Doctor of Dental Surgery, Doctor of Clinical Dentistry and Bachelor of Oral Health at the University of Melbourne. All treatment provided by our students is under the close supervision of qualified dental professionals. Students’ work is checked at various stages of treatment to ensure the same level of patient care you would expect from a fully qualified dental professional.

More information on the teaching programs at the MDC is provided below.

Doctor of Dental Surgery

The Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) leads to registration as a general dental practitioner with the Dental Practice Board in Australia and New Zealand. The course is delivered by highly qualified academics with research experience from leading universities around the world using lectures, pre-clinical practical classes and clinical teaching.

Doctor of Clinical Dentistry

The Doctor of Clinical Dentistry is specialist clinical training for general dentists with at least two years full time experience. The course is offered in seven speciality areas: Endodontics, Oral Medicine, Orthodontics, Paediatric Dentistry, Periodontics, Prosthodontics and Special Needs Dentistry.

Bachelor of Oral Health

The Bachelor of Oral Health provides students with the technical skills required for practice as oral health therapists (dental therapists and hygienists) in general and specialist practice. Throughout the course students develop the scientific, theoretical and clinical skills required for practice as an oral health therapist through.

For more details on dental training programs at the University of Melbourne, please visit the Melbourne Dental School website.