Clinical dentistry in BDS III is when students assume first direct responsibility for the care of patients under close supervision, learning how to perform a range of dental care and applying theory to clinical practice. The transition to patient care commences with an Introduction to Clinical Dentistry course at the start of BDS III in which pertinent health & safety processes, ethical considerations, communication skills are highlighted together with the achievement of several core clinical skills. Students in BDS III are also required to take and pass a Basic Life Support course.

During BDS III students additionally learn about Oral Pathology & Microbiology as well as the Human Diseases with respect to Dentistry and applied Biostatistics in order to apply learning in the clinical context.