Postgraduate

Doctor of Dental Medicine

Home to WA's only tertiary dental training centre, UWA has trained future dentists for more than 70 years. Taught by dedicated staff in state-of-the-art facilities, Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD) students are trained for full registration in the dental profession.

Contact us

Address

Student Central

The University of Western Australia (M355) 35 Stirling Highway Perth Western Australia 6009

Telephone

(+61 8) 6488 3939

International

1800 653 050

Hours

8:30am to 5pm Monday to Friday

Frequently asked questions

Careers and further study

Take your studies to a new level with a postgraduate degree and discover what career opportunities lie ahead.

Career Pathways

Following completion of this course, graduates will be able to register with the Dental Board of Australia as a dentist and enter the profession immediately. Students may pursue careers in private or public practice.
Following completion of this course, graduates will be able to register with the Dental Board of Australia as a dentist and enter the profession immediately. Students may pursue careers in private or public practice.
This course could lead to these

Career Opportunities

Further Study

Further postgraduate studies include the Graduate Diploma in Dental Public and Primary Health, Graduate Diploma in Forensic Odontology, Graduate Diploma in Health Professions Education, Higher Degree by Research Preliminary - Dentistry, Master of Dental Public and Primary Health, Doctor of Clinical Dentistry and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD). The School of Dentistry is also committed to providing quality professional development opportunities for graduates, and is pleased to partner with the Australian Dental Association (WA Branch) in providing high-level continuing professional development as part of the WA Dental CPD Committee.
Further postgraduate studies include the Graduate Diploma in Dental Public and Primary Health, Graduate Diploma in Forensic Odontology, Graduate Diploma in Health Professions Education, Higher Degree by Research Preliminary - Dentistry, Master of Dental Public and Primary Health, Doctor of Clinical Dentistry and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD). The School of Dentistry is also committed to providing quality professional development opportunities for graduates, and is pleased to partner with the Australian Dental Association (WA Branch) in providing high-level continuing professional development as part of the WA Dental CPD Committee.

Fees and scholarships

Learn more about the fees that apply to you for this course. For fee type definitions and further assistance, see the Fee Calculator Help page. You can also search our database for scholarships that are relevant to you or this course.

Domestic Fees

Postgraduate – Commonwealth supported students

Course Credit Points
192
Annual Credit Points
48
Average Annual Fee - 2018
$8,780.13
Typical Fee Range - 2018
$6,561.00 - $10,951.00

Scholarships

Scholarships are available to students from a diverse range of backgrounds, including academic achievement, financial need, educational disadvantage, leadership and community service, artistic or sporting achievements, and being from a rural or remote area.

Research Training Program

Australian and New Zealand citizens and permanent residents are exempt from paying a contribution toward the cost of their research courses if UWA provides them with a Research Training Program place. This exemption applies for up to four years full-time equivalent study for a doctorate by research and two years full-time equivalent study for a master's by research. The RTP is a performance-based funding scheme administered by the Federal Department of Education and Training.

Cost of living

There are a few things to consider before applying to study at university. One could be your cost of living. This can depend on factors such as lifestyle, accommodation, tuition fees, medical insurance, textbooks and more. For an indication of expenses and average costs, see our Cost of living page.
International Fees

Postgraduate – onshore students

Course Credit Points
192
Annual Credit Points
48
Annual Fee - 2016
$71,500.00
Total Course Fee - 2016
$286,000.00
Annual Fee - 2017
$75,500.00
Total Course Fee - 2017
$302,000.00
Annual Fee - 2018
$78,100.00
Total Course Fee - 2018
$312,400.00

Scholarships

Scholarships are available to students from a diverse range of backgrounds, including academic achievement, financial need, educational disadvantage, leadership and community service, artistic or sporting achievements, and being from a rural or remote area.

Research Training Program

Australian and New Zealand citizens and permanent residents are exempt from paying a contribution toward the cost of their research courses if UWA provides them with a Research Training Program place. This exemption applies for up to four years full-time equivalent study for a doctorate by research and two years full-time equivalent study for a master's by research. The RTP is a performance-based funding scheme administered by the Federal Department of Education and Training.

Cost of living

There are a few things to consider before applying to study at university. One could be your cost of living. This can depend on factors such as lifestyle, accommodation, tuition fees, medical insurance, textbooks and more. For an indication of expenses and average costs, see our Cost of living page.

Admission requirements

If you’re interested in furthering your career by studying this postgraduate degree, find out the admission details below.

Admission Requirements

(1) To be considered for admission to this course an applicant must have—
(1) a bachelor's degree, or an equivalent qualification, as recognised by UWA; and
(2) the equivalent of a UWA grade point average (GPA) of at least 5.5; and
(3)(a) a Graduate Medical School Admissions Test (GAMSAT) overall score of at least 50 and no section score less than 50 for domestic applicants;
or
(b) a Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) score of at least 8/8/8 prior to April 2015, or 123/123/123/123 after April 2015 for international applicants;
or
(c) a place in a Direct Pathway into this course.

English competency

English is the language of instruction and assessment at UWA and you will need to meet the English language requirements of the University to be eligible for a place.

How to apply

Ready to apply for this postgraduate course? Follow the steps below and you’ll be on your way to joining us at UWA.
When lodging your application, follow the steps for domestic research or international research students.

Course details

You'll be based at The Oral Health Centre, a high-tech dental teaching and learning facility united with an oral health care clinic on the QEII Medical Centre campus. You can learn either by treating patients under close supervision by highly experienced and skilled tutors, or by observing general and specialist dentists treating a wide range of dental conditions. Successful graduates will be able to register with the Dental Board of Australia as a dentist and enter the profession immediately.

About The Course

The course consists of a total of 32 units within two module streams. DMD core modules cover fundamental dental and medical sciences. DMD clinical practice modules cover clinical dental sciences, including patient care, preventative and conservative dentistry, restorative dentistry and child and adolescent dental health.
Doctor of Dental Medicine

Quick Details

Status
  • Available 2017
Locations
  • Perth
Attendance
  • Full-time only
Delivery
  • On-campus
Starting dates
  • The course will commence at the end of January each year.
Weekly contact time
  • Students will be expected to commit to an 08.30 to 16.30 daily schedule. The first year of study will be 48 weeks in total.
Level of study
  • Postgraduate
Course Code
  • 90860
CRICOS code
  • 089787B
Doctor of Dental Medicine
Status
  • Available 2017
Locations
  • Perth
Attendance
  • Full-time only
Delivery
  • On-campus
Starting dates
  • The course will commence at the end of January each year.
Weekly contact time
  • Students will be expected to commit to an 08.30 to 16.30 daily schedule. The first year of study will be 48 weeks in total.
Level of study
  • Postgraduate
Course Code
  • 90860
CRICOS code
  • 089787B
Full time/part time duration
  • 4 years
Degrees course is available in
  • Doctor of Dental Medicine

Course Structure

Postgraduate coursework degrees and combined (coursework and research) degrees comprise a number of units. Refer to the course structure for more information.

Direct Pathways

If you’re interested in this area of study, gain an advantage by choosing to complete a Direct Pathway which sees you combine your first degree with your second.