The Faculty of Dentistry offers two postgraduate qualifications in Oral Health: The Postgraduate Diploma in Dental Therapy (PGDipDentTher) and the Master of Oral Health (MOH).
In both cases, applicants must have sufficient prior training in oral health—such as the Bachelor of Oral Health (BOH) offered here at the Faculty of Dentistry.
The PGDipDentTher is offered over one year full-time, or two years part-time.
- Have completed a dental therapy programme of at least two years' duration (such as the Bachelor of Oral Health (BOH) offered here at the Faculty of Dentistry), and
- Have been practising as a dental therapist for at least two years
The Master of Oral Health (MOH) provides an opportunity for Bachelor of Oral Health graduates, or graduates of another approved oral qualification, and registered in the scopes of dental therapy and/or dental hygiene, to develop advanced theoretical, clinical and research skills.
This qualification will provide a stepping stone to a PhD and a pathway to an academic career in oral health or to an advanced clinical career.
It is offered as a one-year full-time or two-year part-time 180-point taught master's programme. For part-time candidates, the majority of the clinical experience will be practice-based, remote from Dunedin.
MOH graduates will have attained advanced knowledge, skills, and attributes in the scopes of dental therapy and dental hygiene practice. They will demonstrate a high level of research-informed clinical practice, the implementation of an oral health promotion project, and the ability to undertake a rigorous research project.
- Have completed degree of Bachelor of Oral Health from the University of Otago or another oral health qualification approved by the Admissions Sub-Committee, and be registered in the areas of dental hygiene and/or dental therapy practice in their country of practice or residence, and
- Have achieved a minimum grade point average of B+ in the final year of the qualifying degree or qualification