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Postgraduate Diploma in Clinical Dentistry (PGDipClinDent)

  • Graduate Diploma

The Postgraduate Diploma in Clinical Dentistry (PGDipClinDent) may be undertaken full-time (one year) or part-time (two years) at the Faculty of Dentistry depending on the endorsement.

Key details

Degree Type
Graduate Diploma
Course Code
PGDipClinDent

About this course

The Postgraduate Diploma in Clinical Dentistry (PGDipClinDent) may be undertaken full-time (one year) or part-time (two years) at the Faculty of Dentistry depending on the endorsement. Clinical and academic teaching will be evidence-based and will emphasize the comprehensive nature of dental practice with integration of clinical and non-clinical disciplines. Current knowledge of clinical practice and related sciences will be emphasized. Clinical practice, seminars, assignments, case presentations and problem-based learning will be employed as teaching methods.

Please note completion of postgraduate study does not automatically enable you to work as a dentist in New Zealand. You must first complete the Dental Council of New Zealand's registration examinations. Please follow this link to the Dental Council: dcnz.org.nz/i-want-to-practise-in-new-zealand/

Entry requirements

  1. Admission to the programme shall be subject to the approval of the Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Health Sciences) on the advice of the Faculty of Dentistry.
  2. Every applicant shall have fulfilled one of the following conditions:
    1. have been admitted to the degree of Bachelor of Dental Surgery of a university in New Zealand;
    2. have been admitted with the status of one who is entitled to proceed to the diploma.

Study locations

Dunedin