Graduate Diplomas

Graduate Certificate in Dental Therapy (Advanced Clinical Practice)

Six months(part-time study options available)
Parkville campus
Available to Domestic

Dental Therapists and Oral Health Therapists are registered dental practitioners who provide a range of diagnostic, preventive and restorative dental services in collaboration with dentists (much as nurses work with doctors). Both Dental Therapists and Oral Health Therapists provide dental therapy services. Dental therapy practice has traditionally been limited to people of under 26 years of age. Recently, legislation governing the practice of dental therapy has removed that age limit enabling dental therapy practice with people of all ages. There is significant demand for the provision of dental therapy services for adults, particularly in the public sector.


The Dental Board of Australia (responsible for registration of dental practitioners in Australia) has determined that completion of a university-based educational program would qualify practising dental therapists and oral health therapists to expand service provision to patients of all ages within the scope of dental therapy practice.

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