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The Faculty of Dentistry | Te Kaupeka Pūniho has an international reputation for clinical and research excellence. Founded in 1907, it is New Zealand's National Centre for Dentistry. It forms an integral part of the Division of Health Sciences within the University of Otago, in Dunedin.

The Faculty of Dentistry is ranked in the top 50 dental schools in the world ( QS World University Subject Rankings).

We offer undergraduate programmes in all branches of dentistry:

We also offer excellent facilities for postgraduate training, and offer programmes for all professional groups in dentistry who wish to continue their education and obtain further qualifications:

We serve as a teaching hospital for the people of Auckland and Dunedin:

Structure of the Faculty of Dentistry

The Faculty of Dentistry consists of the Sir John Walsh Research Institute (at which all of the Faculty's research is undertaken), the Dean's Office, and three academic departments—each of which contains a number of disciplines.

The departments and units page has links to further information about each area.

Organisation structure

  • Dean

    • Deputy Dean
    • Associate Dean (Māori)
    • Associate Dean (Pacific)
    • Associate Dean (Postgraduate Studies)
    • Associate Dean (Undergraduate Studies)
    • Associate Dean (International)
    • Associate Dean (China)
    • Faculty Finance Manager
      • Finance Officer
    • Senior Manager
      • Lead Administrators
      • Manager (Auckland)
      • Administrators
    • Director, Dental Hospital
      • Clinical Director (Dunedin)
        • Lead Clinician Oral Surgery
        • Lead Clinician Urgent Care
      • Clinical Director (Auckland)
      • Services Manager, Clinical
        • Dental Assistants
      • Custodians
      • Central Sterile Supply Department Manager
        • Sterilising Assistants
      • Technical Services Manager
        • Dental Technicians
        • Dental Auxiliaries
      • Charge Medical Radiation Technologist
        • Senior Medical Radiation Technologist
      • Dental House Surgeons
      • Professional Practice Fellows
      • Nurses
    • Associate Dean (Research) (Sir John Walsh Research Institute)
      • Research Manager
      • Research Laboratory Technical Manager
      • Research Academics
      • Post Doctoral Fellows
      • Assistant Research Fellows
      • Research Assistants
      • Professional Practice Fellows
    • Compliance Manager
    • Head of Department of Oral Diagnostic and Surgical Sciences
      • Research and Teaching Academics
      • Theatre Nurses
      • Staff of Oral Pathology Centre
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