Dentistry Week: Instagram takeovers!

20 April 2020

What would you like to know about studying dentistry in Australia? As part of our amazing Dentistry Week, some of our students will be hosting Instagram takeovers!

Get ready to hear from three dentistry students:

Dentistry Week: Instagram takeovers!

Tuesday, April 21

  • Griffith dentistry student Brittani Kwok
  • JCU dentistry student Chrysten Peddle

Wednesday, April 22

  • Melbourne dentistry student Kunal Mehta

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Find out more about being a Griffith dentistry student!

Studying at Griffith Dental School

Brittani is studying at the amazing Griffith Dental School! Griffith University is home to state-of-the-art, special-purpose dental facilities and modern laboratories, including a commercial dental lab in a new $150-million purpose-built Griffith Health Centre.

Program: Bachelor of Dental Health Science/Master of Dentistry
Location: Gold Coast, Queensland
Next available intake: February 2021
Duration: 3 years & 2 years
Application deadline: July 30, 2020; you are encouraged to apply as early as possible!

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Studying at JCU Dental School

Chrysten began her studies at JCU this past February. Located at the Cairns campus, this broad-based program includes all aspects of dental practice but also has a special focus on issues of special concern to the northern Australian region, particularly those relating to tropical, rural and Indigenous practice. The university sends its health professional students, including JCU dental school students, to remote and rural regions on placements, and to do outreach in schools, and encourages its graduates to return back to rural and remote areas to work after graduation—including Canada!

Program: Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS)
Location: Cairns, Queensland
Next available intake: February 2021
Duration: 5 years
Application deadline: August 28, 2020; you are encouraged to apply as early as possible!

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Studying at Melbourne Dental School

The Melbourne DDS uses new infrastructure, including a 100-seat pre-clinical laboratory and the new Melbourne University Dental Clinic, for advanced clinical teaching. The program places emphasis on pre-clinical practical classes and clinical patient treatments in all specialties of dentistry and teaches you to prepare, develop, execute and write a small research project for publication.

Program: Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS)
Location: Melbourne, Victoria
Next available intake: January 2021
Duration: 4 years
Application deadline: TBA. Generally end of July each year.

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Think you might like to study dentistry?

Graduate Entry: Some Australian dental schools offer a graduate-entry dental program. This pathway is exactly the same as in Canada, where you first have to complete an undergraduate degree, such as a Bachelor of Science, and then you apply to a four-year dental program.

Undergraduate Entry: Some Australian dental schools allow you to enter into a dental program directly from high school or with a partially completed undergraduate degree (and without writing the DAT!). These undergraduate degrees are typically five years.


Would you like more information about studying dentistry in Australia? Contact OzTREKK’s Australian Dental Schools Admissions Officer at or call 1-866-698-7355.