Welcome to the School of Dentistry at The University of Queensland.

As one of Australia’s leading oral health educators, the School is recognised nationally and internationally for its teaching and research, renowned academic staff, alumni and quality of students.

The School of Dentistry has a long and proud tradition of over 80 years in dental education and research, attracting high achieving students nationally and internationally. We focus on developing graduates of the highest standard through excellence in teaching and learning, clinicians who are well prepared for the clinical, academic and research workforce. Our programs are recognised by Australia’s peak professional and regulatory bodies.

UQ is a leading source of expertise in the local, national and international dental community and has been a key contributor to achieving effective solutions to contemporary challenges in dentistry. Research within the School is independently rated as ‘above world class’.

Our award-winning facility brings together renowned academics and researchers, leading practitioners and top tier students through our partnership with Metro North Hospital and Health Service, also known as the Oral Health Alliance. Together, we are united by our passion and commitment to quality patient care, the highest standard of education and research and its translation to clinical practice.

A key feature of the OHC are the dedicated patient clinics which are modern, fresh and purpose-built, offering exceptional dental treatment and care for all members of the family. Visit the Oral Health Centre page for more details. 

Our Vision, Mission and Values


Our Vision:

Global knowledge leader for better oral health

Our mission:

Our purpose is to improve oral health for all by developing high quality, adaptable clinicians, teachers and researchers who make outstanding contributions.  We nurture a supportive School community and partner with society, industry and the profession to drive learning, innovation and discovery.

We value:

  • Pursuit of excellence
  • Professionalism
  • Collaboration
  • Curiosity
  • Mutual respect and diversity
  • Creativity and independent thinking
  • Honesty and accountability


Explore the Oral Health Centre (YouTube, 2:30s)