july, 2020

202027julAll Day27augCPD Program in Adult Dental Therapy (Preparation to Practice)PRESENTED BY Professor Julie Satur, Dr Andrew Neil, Professor Michael McCullough and Dr Morgan Wu(All Day) AEST(GMT+10:00) View in my timeMelbourne Dental School Event Organized By: Melbourne Dental School Discipline:General RestorativeFormat:Hands-on,Online

Event Details

This program will prepare dental and oral health therapists for new career pathways by providing additional skills and knowledge in adult dental therapy practice to meet the dental needs of the Australian population into the future.

This course will prepare you to translate your existing scope to provide dental therapy restorative care for patients of all ages. You will develop the knowledge and clinical skills for adult dental therapy practice including the ability to provide simple direct restorations for people aged over 25 years.

Course details

This three-week course comprises:

  • one week (approximately) of online learning and preparation to be completed by Friday 24 July 2020.
  • two weeks of onsite learning at Melbourne Dental School through lectures, pre-clinical activities, seminars and hands-on clinical experience undertaken at the Royal Dental Hospital of Melbourne, commencing Monday 27 July and ending Friday 7 August 2020.

Additional supported clinical practice to consolidate these skills is expected following course completion.

Target audience

  • This course is open to dental therapists and oral health therapists with at least two years’ full-time experience in the provision of dental therapy services, where this experience has been undertaken within the last five years. This course is NOT a workforce re-entry program – it is assumed that applicants have current restorative knowledge and recency of practice in diagnosis and restorative care.
  • Applicants must be registered (or eligible for registration) as a dental therapist/oral health therapist with the Australian Health Professional Regulation Agency.
  • As course participants provide clinical services at the Royal Dental Hospital of Melbourne, all applicants must hold a current Working With Children Check and undertake credentialing procedures – more information on these procedures will be provided to successful applicants.

Application process

  • Applicants to this CPD course are required to provide evidence of registration and dental employment history from the past five years. Applicants MUST submit a completed curriculum vitae using the specified template when they apply for either course. Applications that do not conform to this template will NOT be considered.
  • If you have not already received the CV template to apply for the CPD program in Adult Dental Therapy please email the CPD Program Office at [email protected] and request the curriculum vitae template for this course.
  • Once your application has been received on the completed CV template, it will be forwarded to the course convener for consideration.
  • Successful applicants will then be contacted by the CPD office and offered a place to enrol in this program via the e-cart.


Graduate Certificate in Adult Dental Therapy

The Melbourne Dental School also offers the Graduate Certificate in Dental Therapy (Advanced Clinical Practice). The Graduate Certificate course is a recognised University qualification and runs concurrently with the CPD course.  

The Graduate Certificate course includes the same content as the above CPD course as well as: 

  • an additional 100 hours of structured clinical support in participants’ home clinics under the supervision of a credentialed clinical mentor 
  • group assignments and case presentations facilitated by online learning support
  • further formal assessment of competence in November 2020.  

The Graduate Certificate in Dental Therapy course costs $14,000.  For further information on the Graduate Certificate in Dental Therapy, please visit: https://study.unimelb.edu.au/find/courses/graduate/graduate-certificate-in-dental-therapy-advanced-clinical-practice/

Application process: If you are applying for the Graduate Certificate in Dental Therapy, please visit the ‘How to apply’ section at https://study.unimelb.edu.au/find/courses/graduate/graduate-certificate-in-dental-therapy-advanced-clinical-practice/ to obtain the curriculum vitae template for this course.





Speakers for this event

  • Dr Andrew Neil

    Dr Andrew Neil

    BDSc, Master in Public Health

    Dr Andrew Neil is a lecturer in Oral Health Therapy at Melbourne Dental School. He is a dentist who oversees the Graduate Certificate in Dental Therapy course. Dr Neil holds a BDSc and a Master in Public Health, both from the University of Melbourne. His current research activities are centred around oral health care for people living with mental illness.

    BDSc, Master in Public Health

  • Dr Morgan Wu

    Dr Morgan Wu

    Specialist endodontist - BDS (Otago), DCD (Endo)(Melb)

    Dr Morgan Wu completed the BDS degree from The University of Otago in 2002 and completed the Doctor of Clinical Dentistry in Endodontics at The University of Melbourne in 2012. Since 2011, Morgan has been working in several Endodontic Practices in Melbourne and Sydney and is presently the principal Endodontist at The Endodontic Centre. Morgan has a passion in Endodontic education and promoting Endodontics. He is currently the lecturer and the convener for the DDS Endodontic program at The University of Melbourne. Morgan is also actively involved in the dental community, being the past secretary of Graduate Study Group, a CPD committee member of the Federal Australian Dental Association, and is currently a committee member of the ASEVB, a member of Australian and New Zealand Academy of Endodontists and the Endodontic Society of Taiwan. Morgan can be contacted at The Endodontic Centre, Suite 1, 8 Clay Drive, Doncaster, 3108 PH: (03) 8589 3688.

    URL https://www.theendodonticcentre.com.au/the-endodontist

    Specialist endodontist - BDS (Otago), DCD (Endo)(Melb)

  • Professor Julie Satur

    Professor Julie Satur

    PhD, M.HSci(HProm), GDip H Ed, Dip App Sci (D Therapy)

    Associate Professor Julie Satur graduated as a Dental Therapist, (1977) and spent 18 years working for the Victorian School Dental Service as a field dental therapist, in management, and the Dental Health Education Unit. She completed a Masters in H.Sci. in 1996 and a PhD in 2003. Currently she is Head of Oral Health Therapy at the Melbourne Dental School, and Coordinator of the 3rd year Bachelor of Oral Health and BOH Hons and research in oral health. Julie has been an active advocate for public oral health at state and national levels and also spends one day a week working in private orthodontic practice.

    PhD, M.HSci(HProm), GDip H Ed, Dip App Sci (D Therapy)

  • Professor Michael McCullough

    Professor Michael McCullough

    Oral medicine specialist - BDSc, MDSc, FRACDS, FRACDS (Oral Med), PhD, FOMAA, FPFA

    Professor Michael McCullough is a Professor in Oral Medicine at the Melbourne Dental School, University of Melbourne. He is the convener of the post-graduate and undergraduate courses in Oral Medicine. He has published over 50 articles in peer reviewed scientific journals and was on the Expert Panel for the recently published Therapeutic Guidelines book titled “Oral and Dental”. Michael is the Chair of the ADA’s Therapeutics Committee and is on the editorial board and writes the “Dental Comments” for the Australian Prescriber. Michael is an Oral Medicine Clinical Consultant to the Royal Dental Hospital of Melbourne, the Royal Melbourne Hospital and Frankston Integrated Health.

    Oral medicine specialist - BDSc, MDSc, FRACDS, FRACDS (Oral Med), PhD, FOMAA, FPFA


Melbourne Dental SchoolThe mission of the Melbourne Dental School is to be a world-class, research-based school, offering education of the highest quality and to play a leading national and international role with particular relevance to the Asia-Pacific region. 720 Swanston Street, Carlton, VIC 3053


July 27 (Monday) - August 27 (Thursday) AEST(GMT+10:00) View in my time

CPD Hours

90 hours of scientific CPD


$10,000 (inc GST)

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