Doctor of Clinical Dentistry

Program code


Available at


Gold Coast

Mount Gravatt


South Bank





3 years full-time

Credit points


Indicative fee

Admission requirements

  • Bachelor degree in Dentistry or higher, professional registration, relevant work experience and interview


Offered in

Trimester 1

Next start date

Trimester 1, 2020 (more)

Applications close

Tuesday, 30 April 2019

Why choose this program?

If you are a qualified dentist, this degree will provide you with an avenue to pursue high-level studies and develop advanced clinical skills.

This degree is offered in the specialisation area of Periodontics.

The Doctor of Clinical Dentistry is an AQF Level 9 Masters Extended degree.

Attendance information

This program will be delivered full-time, on-campus (at the Gold Coast) with some clinical experience in the outplacement facilities of the School.

All students will be required to participate in one undergraduate teaching session per week. Undergraduate teaching is an important component of postgraduate coursework degrees as it facilitates the ability of postgraduate students to deepen and widen their understanding of a dental specialty by being placed in a position where they have to transfer knowledge in a clear and concise manner to more junior colleagues. However, in sensitivity to the relative large workloads that postgraduate students have, their involvement in such teaching will be limited.

Students will be encouraged to attend continuing education courses of relevance to their area of study both locally and nationally. Once sufficiently senior, they may contribute to Griffith CPD provision for general practitioners. Occasional attendance at international congresses will be encouraged at the student's own expense or subsidised on occasion by industry or grants.

Work-integrated learning

Work-integrated learning activities integrate theoretical learning with its application in the workplace. The inclusion of work-integrated learning activities in the degree program demonstrates Griffith's commitment to preparing its graduates for success in their working life.

In this program, you will spend time in the work/professional environment at Griffith University's Dentistry and Oral Health Clinic and in a Queensland Health facility. Accordingly, students are required to meet the registration requirements of the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) and may be required to provide evidence of immunisation status to demonstrate compliance with the Queensland Health Policy for Immunisation of Health Care Workers. Details of any requirements will be advised during the course of your program.

Program accreditation

Program accreditation will be sought from the Australian Dental Council in affiliation with the Dental Board of Australia.

Professional recognition

Graduates of this program will be eligible to apply for specialist registration with the Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Agency (AHRPA) subject to meeting any additional requirements that may be stipulated by the Dental Board of Australia. As these requirements may change from time to time, students should contact AHPRA to confirm registration requirements.

Fee-paying postgraduate (domestic) students

Indicative annual tuition fee

The indicative annual tuition fee is calculated based on a standard full-time study load which is usually 80 credit points (two full-time trimesters).

The indicative annual tuition fee is based on current conditions and available data and should only be used as a guide. These fees are reviewed annually and are subject to change.

Tuition fees
  • A fee-paying postgraduate student pays tuition fees.
  • Students are liable for tuition fees for the courses they are enrolled in as at the census date.
  • The tuition fee for students who commence their program prior to 2014 is charged according to the approved program fee for the trimester in which the student commenced the program.
  • The tuition fee for students who commence their program from 2014 onwards is charged according to the approved program fee for the trimester in which the student is enrolled.

Program fees for the Doctor of Clinical Dentistry (5699)

Year of study Fee category/Band Fee per CP Tuition fee 80cp
2019 Fee Band 48.5 $606.25 $48,500.00
2018 Fee Band 46.0 $575.00 $46,000.00
Tuition fees for your degree program
Changing programs

If a postgraduate student changes to a different program they will be subject to the approved program fee for the trimester in which they are enrolled.

Further information