UWA Dental School
WA's only tertiary dental training centre
The UWA Dental School is WA’s only tertiary dental training centre, offering aspiring and existing dentists a range of practical and innovative postgraduate courses.
The graduate Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD) program is clinically focussed and places students in clinic in their first year. The DMD extends over 4 years offering students a wide range of accredited Doctor of Clinical Dentistry (DClinDent) postgraduate speciality training programs in Endodontics, Orthodontics, Periodontics, Prosthodontics, Paediatric Dentistry and Oral Medicine. These programs enrich the training environment at the School, and offer opportunities for advanced patient care.
The School operates the Oral Health Centre of WA (OHCWA), a centralised public tertiary referral centre and dental teaching hospital, where eligible patients are treated on behalf of the State Government of WA. OHCWA offers a full range of general and speciality dental services to the Western Australian community, and we are proud of the high standard of care provided by our clinicians, dental clinical assistants and laboratory technicians.
UWA Dental School has a long and established history in dental education, recently celebrating its 70th anniversary. We continually work to ensure that all our students succeed and thrive, not only in their studies but in their future dental careers, where lifelong learning, continuing professional development and continuous improvement are integrated into evidence-based best practice.
Professor Camile S Farah, Dean and Head, UWA Dental School and Director, Oral Health Centre of Western Australia
Our vision, mission and motto
To be recognised internationally as a contemporary, progressive, innovative and vibrant centre of excellence in dentistry.
To achieve excellence in dental education, research and oral health care to the benefit of our local community and the advancement of dentistry globally.
Achieve excellence, pursue impossible.
Doctor of Dental Medicine
You'll be based at the Oral Health Centre of Western Australia, a high-tech dental teaching hospital and learning facility on the UWA Health campus in Nedlands. You will learn 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 can register with the Dental Board of Australia as a dentist and enter the profession immediately.
Doctor of Clinical Dentistry
The Doctor of Clinical Dentistry is a three-year, full-time specialist training program for qualified dentists accredited by the Australian Dental Council for specialist registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency. Our programs include Endodontics, Orthodontics, Periodontics, Prosthodontics, Paediatric Dentistry and Oral Medicine.
Oral Health Inequities
Our research aims to provide high-quality evidence that can inform improvements to policies and practices that reduce oral health inequities.Read more about Oral Health Inequities
Paediatric Oral Health
Paediatric oral health at UWA is tailored to meet the major oral health-related needs of children, adolescence, and individuals with special healthcare needs.Read more about Paediatric Oral Health
Our research seeks to provide evidence for the many technical aspects of root canal treatment that have not been investigated previously.Read more about Endodontics
UWA's Dental School celebrates 70 years
Our history started in 1946 when the first intake of dental students was admitted, and in 1951 the first cohort of dentists graduated from the University.Read more
Family Fun Day 2017
The UWA Dental School's Family Fun Day was held on 25 February 2017 at the Oral Health Centre of Western Australia (OHCWA) to welcome alumni back to the School and showcase the cutting-edge facilities available to students and ultimately for the care of our patients.Read more
Henry Schein Halas visit
In recognition and appreciation of Henry Schein Halas, Mr Mike Covey, Vice President & Managing Director, Mrs Gayle Jones, WA Branch Manager, and Ms Teresa Swarbrick, Sales Specialist Corporate & Government were invited to visit the UWA Dental School.Read more
Research Day 2018
The UWA Dental School Research Day was held on Friday 22 June at the Harry Perkins Institute for Medical Research to showcase the exciting research being undertaken within the School. With 150 attendees, the day was extremely well attended, and maintains the increased interest in our research activities.Read more
AJ Herman Fellowship Lecture
Each year the Dental School invites a distinguished scholar from outside Western Australia to the University to undertake research or to teach in the School. A lecture is presented by the Fellowship awardee.
In 2017, the School welcomed Dr Tim Hodgson, a consultant in Oral Medicine, Honorary Senior Lecturer and Clinical Director at the Eastman Dental Hospital University College London Hospitals Foundation NHS Trust.
Dr Jilen Patel works at The University of Western Australia as a Senior Lecturer in Clinical Dentistry. He works with communities in disadvantaged areas to improve oral health outcomes.Read more about Jilen Patel
Professor Camile Farah
Professor Camile Farah is the Dean and Head of the UWA Dental School and Professor of Oral Oncology.Read more about Professor Camile Farah