This is typically a 5 year program.
You’ll focus initially on para-clinical and pre-clinical sciences which will inform the treatments you will eventually provide. These will include biochemistry, physiology and anatomy, but also dental materials science and oral biology, among others. There will also be modules on emergency care and clinical infection control.
Year 2 focuses on the true dental sciences and more advanced para-clinical subjects. You’ll study Periodontology and Clinical Skills, and must pass an examination to move on to year 3.
In year 3 you will begin caring for patients in various Clinical Attachments, as well as studying Human Disease and more advanced Clinical Skills.
Year 4 will see you study Oral Medicine, Orthodontics and special techniques to treat those with dentist anxiety. You’ll also take advanced Clinical Skills classes and continue with Clinical Attachments.
Year 5 will revolve around the concept of ‘holistic’ patient care. You will experience Attachments at a range of specialty and outreach clinics, as well as sessions in the Dental Hospital’s Integrated Oral Care Clinic.