Graduate Diploma in Forensic Odontology

University of Adelaide, The

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00123M

Forensic odontology is a specialist dental science required within the criminal justice system. Forensic odontologists perform examinations required by law enforcement agencies, medical examiners and coroners. They work to identify perpetrators and victims, usually by comparing dental records with human remains and bite marks.

Designed for

Practising dentists who wish to gain experience in the professional field of forensic odontology


Students complete 5 core courses in Forensic Odontology.


  • Forensic odontology

Standard entry requirements

  • Higher Education Study: All applicants must have: A Bachelor of Dental Surgery or equivalent, or higher
  • Current registration with AHPRA
  • At least two years' experience in general dental practice
  • Additionally, all applicants will need to provide the following as part of their SATAC application: updated CV that provides comprehensive academic and employment history as well as current clinical position held
  • 2 referees on official letterhead
  • 1 page statement of interests and aptitudes.


Dental boards throughout Australia

Study pathways

Programs that lead into this award: Bachelor of Dental Surgery. Programs that you can do on completion of this award: Doctor of Clinical Dentistry

Study information

CampusFeesMid year intakeAttendance
North Terrace International: $64,500 No
  • Full-time : 1 year

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