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Department of Oral Rehabilitation

Overview

The Department of Oral Rehabilitation 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 Rehabilitation

The Department of Oral Rehabilitation undertakes teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

At undergraduate level, students in all of the Faculty's programmes interact with the Department. At graduate level, the Department offers courses of study and research leading to the degrees of Doctor of Clinical Dentistry (DClinDent) in Endodontics and in Prosthodontics, the Doctor of Philosophy through the Sir John Walsh Research Institute—a University of Otago Research Centre.

Completion of a DClinDent is the pathway towards registration as a dental specialist in New Zealand. The Department also offers a master's degree and a Postgraduate Diploma in Clinical Dentistry (PGDipClinDent) in General Dental Practice.

The Department provides specialist consultant services to dentists, the Health and Disability Commissioner, the Accident Compensation Corporation (ACC), and industries allied to dentistry.

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 Rehabitation

Research undertaken by members of the Department of Oral Rehabilitation covers a diverse range of topics related to:

  • Biomaterials
  • Clinical cariology
  • Dental Technology
  • Endodontics
  • Prosthodontics

These topics deal with:

  • The prevention and treatment of dental disease
  • The restoration and replacement of teeth and their associated structures affected by disease, trauma, or wear
  • The restoration of form, function, and appearance
  • Mechanical testing and computer modeling of the behaviour of dental tissues and biomaterials

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 Rehabilitation

Head of Department

Academic staff

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Contact us

Tel 64 3 479 7125
Fax 64 3 479 5079
Email oral-rehabilitation@otago.ac.nz

Postal address

Department of Oral Rehabilitation
Faculty of Dentistry
University of Otago
PO Box 56
Dunedin 9054
New Zealand

Physical address

Department of Oral Rehabilitation
Faculty of Dentistry
2nd Floor, Children's Pavilion
255 Great King Street
Dunedin Central
Dunedin 9016
New Zealand

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