Postgraduate

Doctor of Dental Medicine

Home to WA's only tertiary Dental School, UWA has trained future dentists for more than 75 years. Taught by dedicated staff in state-of-the-art facilities, Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD) students are trained for full registration as dentists upon graduation

Careers and further study

Explore the career opportunities available to you.

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.
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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 UWA Dental School is also committed to providing quality professional development and research 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 UWA Dental School is also committed to providing quality professional development and research 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.

Domestic Fees

Postgraduate – Commonwealth supported students

The Annual Fee is an estimate only based on a standard annual study load of 48 points.


For Commonwealth Supported Places, student contribution amounts are charged by unit. For an accurate fee estimate, go to the Fee Calculator and select “I want to price my units”.

For Full Fee Paying places, students are charged an annual course fee. Visit the Fee Calculator and select your course to see the annual and total course fees.

Course Credit Points
192
Average Annual Fee - 2022
$8,825.24
Typical Fee Range - 2022
$3,985.00 - $14,630.00

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.

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

Annual course fees are calculated based on a standard annual study load of 48 credit points.

Course Credit Points
192
Total Course Fee - 2022
$343,200.00

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.

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.

I AM A

Domestic school leaver

You are a domestic school leaver if you are an Australian citizen, permanent resident or New Zealand citizen, and recently completed Year 12 studies.

View the application information for medicine or dentistry.

I AM A

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 an health and medical sciences 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 123/123/123/123 for international applicants;
or
(c) a Dental Aptitude Test (DAT);
or
(d) a place in a Direct Pathway into this course.
OR
(4) Admission via the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Entry Pathway for graduates with a UWA MBBS, or MD, or equivalent as recognised by the School.
I AM AN

International school leaver

You are an international school leaver if you have recently completed Yr 12 studies or equivalent and are not an Australian citizen, permanent resident or New Zealand citizen. 

View the application information for medicine or dentistry.

I AM AN

Ranking and Selection Process

Where relevant, admission will be awarded to the highest ranked applicants or applicants selected based on—
(a) a structured interview in which eligible applicants will be assessed based on the personal qualities considered desirable in dental practitioners, and a spatial awareness test, with invitation to attend the interview based on equal weightings under Rule 4(1), (2) and (3), in alignment with the interview quota for the year;
and
(b) the intake quota for that year;
and
(c)(i) for non-rural applicants, equal weighting of the GAMSAT/MCAT/DAT, GPA and interview;
(ii) for rural applicants, equal weighting of the GAMSAT, GPA, interview and rurality ranking.
OR
(d) for candidates via the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Entry Pathway:
(i) a personal statement addressing motivation and relevant clinical experience and training;
(ii) a structured interview;
(iii) two referee reports;
(iv) the intake quota for that year.
I AM A

University graduate

You are graduate applicant if you have a bachelor’s degree or are in progress of your first bachelor’s degree.

View the domestic and international application information for medicine or dentistry.

I AM A

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Course details

You'll be based at The Oral Health Centre of Western Australia, a high-tech dental teaching hospital and learning facility on the QEII Medical Centre campus. You will learn by treating patients under close supervision by highly experienced and skilled tutors, and 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 20 units within modularised streams covering comprehensive clinical care, Developmental & Behavioural Sciences, Diagnostic & Surgical Sciences and Restorative & Rehabilitative Sciences. DMD core modules cover fundamental dental and medical sciences. DMD clinical practice modules cover clinical dental sciences, including patient care, preventive and conservative dentistry, restorative dentistry, and child and adolescent dental health.
Doctor of Dental Medicine

Quick details

Status
  • Available
Locations
  • Perth (Crawley campus)
Attendance
  • Full-time only
Delivery
  • On-campus
Starting dates
  • The course will commence mid-January each year.
Weekly contact time
  • Students will be expected to commit to an 08.00 to 17.00 daily schedule. The first year of study will be 39 weeks in total.
Level of study
  • Postgraduate
Course Code
  • 91860
CRICOS code
  • 089787B
Doctor of Dental Medicine
Status
  • Available
Locations
  • Perth (Crawley campus)
Attendance
  • Full-time only
Delivery
  • On-campus
Starting dates
  • The course will commence mid-January each year.
Weekly contact time
  • Students will be expected to commit to an 08.00 to 17.00 daily schedule. The first year of study will be 39 weeks in total.
Level of study
  • Postgraduate
Course Code
  • 91860
CRICOS code
  • 089787B
Full time/part time duration
  • 4 years
TISC Codes

Course structure

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

Doctor of Dental Medicine students and the local community

Doctor of Dental Medicine

Top reasons to study Dental Medicine at UWA

  1. Home to WA's only tertiary Dental School, UWA has trained future dentists for more than 75 years. Taught by dedicated staff in state-of-the-art facilities, Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD) students are trained for full registration as dentists upon graduation in the dental profession
  2. You will undertake real-world experience at the Oral Health Centre of Western Australia (OHCWA) as well as in the clinical placements in the Dental Health Services in Metropolitan and Rural areas and community settings.
  3. 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. Graduates may pursue careers in private or public practice
 

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Course accreditation

The Doctor of Dental Medicine course is accredited by the Australian Dental Council and Approved by the Dental Board of Australia as a registrable qualification which allows graduates to register as a dentist upon graduation

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Application deadlines

Refer to the graduate admissions page for eligibility requirements and other details.

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