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Doctor of Clinical Dentistry degree in Paediatric Dentistry
The Melbourne Dental School offers the Doctor of Clinical Dentistry degree in Paediatric Dentistry for general dentists wishing to develop their clinical skills and professional knowledge in this discipline in order to practice as a specialist.
The Doctor of Clinical Dentistry is a three-year full-time course where students spend approximately half the time in clinical sessions. Approximately twenty percent of the time involves participating in seminars based on the latest research and the remaining thirty percent of the course is taken up conducting research that forms that basis for a thesis of approximately 25,000 words.
International and local general dentists with at least two years full-time clinical experience are eligible to apply for admission to this degree. International graduates of the Doctor of Clinical Dentistry may apply for specific registration with the Dental Board of Australia to practice as a Paediatric Dentist.
Research in Paediatric Dentistry: General dentists wishing to undertake substantial research in the field of Paediatric Dentistry may apply for admission to the Master of Philosophy (MPhil) or the Doctor of Philosophy (PhD).