Master of Clinical Dentistry

Program code


Available at


Gold Coast

Mount Gravatt


South Bank





1 year full-time
2 years part-time

Credit points


Indicative fee

$50,000.00* per year (more)
* 2020 indicative annual fee

Admission requirements

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


Commencing in

Trimester 1

Next start date

Trimester 1, 2021 (more)

Applications close

Thursday, 30 April 2020

Why choose this program?

If you are a general Dental practitioner and want to develop the necessary competence to safely and effectively undertake advanced general practice treatments, this program will meet your needs.

This program is offered with the following majors:

  • Endodontics
  • Implant Dentistry
  • Oral Epidemiology and Dental Public Health
  • Oral Surgery
  • Prosthodontics.

Attendance information

This program is offered full-time and part-time at the Gold Coast campus.

The program is tailored to the needs of practising dentists and is designed to upskill general dentists in their chosen major. Over the period of study it will combine face-to-face seminars, pre-clinical training, lectures, supervised clinical practice, mentoring and finish with a research project.

Face-to-face seminars, pre-clinical training and supervised clinical training will require on-campus attendance at Griffith University. Due to the need for students to develop complex clinical and technical skills throughout this program, and the flexible mode of delivery, courses may extend beyond the standard teaching trimester (that is, commencing earlier and extending later than the standard teaching trimester). Exact dates over which these extended courses will run will be published on a trimester-by-trimester basis in the Academic Calendar.

The program aims to directly benefit practitioners by enabling the immediate transfer of the developed competencies into clinical practice as the student advances through the program. In addition, the student will be encouraged to document and share experiences from his/her practice.

Managing study interruptions

Leave of absence
Students will require approval from the Head of School or nominee to take a leave of absence. Students who wish to take leave of absence may do so for no more than one year. Leave of absence is not encouraged or recommended in this program. However, extenuating circumstances will be considered.

A student who has discontinued enrolment in a Dentistry and Oral Health program and who is not on an approved leave of absence is required to seek approval for readmission to the program from the Head, School of Dentistry and Oral Health or nominee. Readmission to a Dentistry and Oral Health program is not guaranteed and will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Please contact the School of Dentistry and Oral Health for further details.

Students who are returning to the program after an approved leave of absence will be required to successfully complete Clinical Skills Competency requirements before continuing with their program. Students who do not successfully complete these requirements will not be eligible to continue their program. Successful completion of these requirements will ensure students remain competent in their practical skills and are well prepared to continue with the program.

My career opportunities

You will be able to deliver quality services within general dental practice. You may also continue towards a research degree.

Professional recognition

Applicants are advised that the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) requires Dentists to demonstrate English language skills that are suitable for registration. Further information is available on the AHPRA website.

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.

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 Master of Clinical Dentistry (5702)

Year of study Fee category/Band Fee per CP Tuition fee 80cp
2020 FEE BAND 50.0 $625.00 $50,000.00
2019 Fee Band 48.5 $606.25 $48,500.00
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