The University of Newcastle’s Graduate Diploma in Dental Therapy is a comprehensive and intensive program requiring you to study full-time and mostly on campus however some programs will be available online. Run by highly qualified and enthusiastic academics you will be provided with a decidedly relevant and reputable higher education, designed to prepare you to hit the ground running once you graduate.
You will have direct access to the University’s state-of-the-art contemporary facilities which conform to quality practices around the country. These facilities will be your primary learning environment as you study the four mandatory courses in restorative dentistry, paediatric dentistry, management of acute conditions in oral health and comprehensive oral health care.
Throughout this program you will study tooth morphology, pulpal physiology and clinical radiology with cavity design, restorative techniques and dental materials. You will also uncover key concepts of child psychology and behaviour management techniques.
To develop your skills and knowledge in the management of acute conditions in oral health, you will learn:
dental and regional anatomy
tooth and tissue physiology and clinical radiology with extraction of primary
permanent teeth and minor oral surgery.
You will learn to identify systemic disease and oral pathology in infants and children, whilst understanding how to treat the condition and manage any pain or infection.
To complete your qualification you will be provided a case study to conduct research on, effectively preparing you to understand the effects of social, cultural and economic factors of dental conditions.
To find out more about where the Graduate Diploma in Dental Therapy can lead you, visit the 'Careers' tab.