||Gain an RACDS Membership (SDP) or Fellowship (SDP) qualification in one of eight Specialist Dental Practice disciplines:
Dental Public Health
Focus on preventing and controlling dental diseases and promoting dental health through organised community efforts. Practitioners achieve this through dental health education, applied dental research, and administration of group dental care programs.
The branch of dentistry that is concerned with the morphology and pathology of the pulpo-dentine complex and periradicular tissues.
Concerned with the oral health care of patients with chronic and medically related disorders of the oral and maxillofacial region and with their diagnosis and nonsurgical management.
The dental specialty that is concerned with the supervision, guidance and correction of the growing and mature dentofacial structures; it includes the diagnosis, prevention, interception and treatment of all forms of malocclusion of the teeth and associated alterations in their surrounding structures.
“my specialist society helps me as a specialist, the College keeps me thinking as a dentist”
Concerned with preventive and therapeutic oral health care for children from birth through to adolescence. It includes management of orofacial problems related to medical, behavioural, physical or developmental disabilities.
Focus on the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of diseases or abnormalities of the supporting tissues (gums) of the teeth and their substitutes.
The branch of dentistry that deals with the restoration and maintenance of oral health, function and appearance by coronal alteration or reconstruction of the natural teeth, or the replacement of missing teeth and contiguous oral and maxillocacial tissues with substitutes.
Special Needs Dentistry
Supports the oral health care needs of people with an intellectual disability, medical, physical or psychiatric conditions that require special methods or techniques to prevent or treat oral health problems, or where such conditions necessitate special dental treatment plans.