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Department of Oral Diagnostic and Surgical Sciences

Overview

The Department of Oral Diagnostic and Surgical Sciences is one of three departments within the University of Otago's Faculty of Dentistry. The Department undertakes teaching and research in the following areas:

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Teaching at the Department of Oral Diagnostic and Surgical Sciences

The Department of Oral Diagnostic and Surgical Sciences undertakes teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

The Department is involved in teaching in the Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS), and, to a lesser extent the Bachelor of Oral Health (BOH) and Bachelor of Dental Technology (BDentTech) programmes, and staff contribute to other Faculty and continuing dental education courses.

At postgraduate level, the Department offers specialist courses of study and research leading to the degree of Doctor of Clinical Dentistry in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Oral Pathology, Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, and Special Needs Dentistry.

These courses are recognised for the formal training required to register as a specialist by the Dental Council.

Undergraduate study at the Faculty of Dentistry
Postgraduate study at the Faculty of Dentistry
CPD at the Faculty of Dentistry

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Research at the Department of Oral Diagnostic and Surgical Sciences

Research undertaken by members of the Department of Oral Diagnostic and Surgical Sciences covers a diverse range of topics related to:

  • Oral diseases and healing involving histological, immunohistochemical, and molecular biological techniques—with particular interest in epithelial hyperplasia, preneoplasia, and neoplasia, and also diseases of the oral mucosa
  • Clinical research in dental implantology, oral and maxillofacial surgery, and trauma

Many research projects are done in collaboration with other departments and universities.

Sir John Walsh Research Institute

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Our people at the Department of Oral Diagnsotic and Surgical Sciences

Head of Department

Academic staff

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Contact us

Tel 64 3 479 7046
Fax 64 3 479 7046
Email odss@otago.ac.nz

Postal address

Department of Oral Diagnostic and Surgical Sciences
Faculty of Dentistry
University of Otago
PO Box 56
Dunedin 9054
New Zealand

Physical address

Department of Oral Diagnostic and Surgical Sciences
Faculty of Dentistry
310 Great King Street
Dunedin Central
Dunedin 9016
New Zealand

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