Study Experience

Here at the Adelaide Dental School you’ll benefit from an outstanding integration of theory and practice, with all degrees delivering high-quality experiential learning and renowned academic rigour.

Offering one of Australia’s most advanced dental facilities, Adelaide Dental School is a recognised leader in oral health throughout the country.

As a student, you will be guided by staff who have been awarded nationally for their outstanding teaching, knowledge and practical skills; and you will combine theory with hands-on, practical experience at the state-of-the-art Adelaide Dental Simulation Clinic, and on clinical placements with quality dental health providers throughout South Australia.

Dental students in the simulation clinic

Options for every stage of your career

If you’re ready to take the first step towards becoming a dentist or oral health professional, Adelaide Dental School can offer you a range of undergraduate dental and oral health degrees.

Or, if you’re already a dentist or oral health professional, we offer a choice of postgraduate degrees to enable you to take the next step in your career by specialising in a particular area.

Learn more about our undergraduate and postgraduate dental surgery and oral health degrees.

Community outreach program

The Adelaide Dental School’s Community Outreach Dental Program provides dental and other health services for people who have been marginalised through homelessness, or have difficulty accessing conventional care.

Run with generous assistance from dedicated volunteer private dentists and allied health professionals, the program will provide you, as a student of the school, with an opportunity to apply and hone your oral health skills while providing a fulfilling community service.

State-of-the-art facilities

Adelaide Health and Medical Sciences (AHMS) building

Adelaide Dental School is located within the $246 million Adelaide Health and Medical Sciences (AHMS) building. Conveniently situated in the heart of Adelaide's BioMed City precinct adjacent the Royal Adelaide Hospital and South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute (SAHMRI), the AHMS brings together more than 1700 students and 600 health researchers in a vibrant and innovative environment of learning and discovery. The building also houses the Adelaide Dental Hospital.

Learn more about the Adelaide Health and Medical Sciences building

Adelaide Dental Simulation Clinic

These state-of-the-art facilities enable students to practice real-world patient/client care procedures in a technologically advanced environment. Students are able to acquire and develop clinical skills in a highly advanced environment that includes 90 individual simulators equipped with a manikin, dental equipment, a PC and monitor. The facilities also include two dental surgeries, a plaster laboratory, radiology and sterilisation areas, virtual reality dental simulators and CAD-CAM scanning technology.

Learn more about Adelaide Dental Simulation Clinic

Scholarship opportunities

The University offers a number of scholarships to potential and currently enrolled undergraduate and postgraduate students, and there are also many others funded by industry and non-profit organisations.

Just one example is our Research Travel Scholarships, which enable talented students—and that could be you—to study abroad at some of the most prestigious institutions in the world. It’s an experience that could open the way for you to engage in cross or in-discipline collaboration with top researchers the world over.

Study overseas

At Adelaide Dental School, you’ll have the opportunity to study overseas. For more information about studying overseas as a dentistry or oral health student, contact

Student clubs

University isn’t all work and no play. Joining a student club is a great way to pursue other interests and meet new people. From sports and hobbies, to politics and culture; the University of Adelaide has a wide range of student clubs for you to consider. As a dental or oral health student, however, you may find the Adelaide University Dental Students Society of particular interest.

Are you a current student?

If you’re already studying at the University, you’ll find a whole range of useful information on our Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences Student Support Centre page. It includes clinical placement requirements, nursing study plans, information about joining our peer mentoring program, and more.