Griffith dental students to receive more practical experience

16 January 2024

Griffith University provides high-quality education to improve health outcomes for local communities. As such, the university is increasing the clinic’s provision of affordable and accessible dental care at the Gold Coast campus with the launch of a state-of-the-art dental clinic expansion, which means dental students will have more opportunity to put their theory into practice.

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Dental clinic in new Griffith Health Centre G40

The clinic provides vital dental care to children and adults at a reduced cost, and bulk billing is also available with support from Queensland Health.

Dean of Dentistry Professor Nigel Robb said the clinic has already provided care to more than 6,000 patients in 2023 and the new upgrade will service nearly 20 percent more dental patients in 2024.

What this means for Griffith dental students
The new clinic delivers cost-effective dental treatment and care is overseen by registered dental practitioners, and Griffith dental students working in the clinic will obtain essential skills and confidence by working closely with Griffith’s qualified oral health professionals. The initiative will expand the provision of essential practical experience for fourth- and fifth-year dental students with on-campus, supervised placement and training.

Director of Griffith Health Clinics Amanda McGuckin said the expansion provides a great student placement experience while servicing the community with affordable healthcare.

The Griffith Health Clinic provides a variety of services such as midwifery, psychology, physiotherapy, speech pathology, exercise physiology and dietetics.

Studying Dentistry at Griffith University

The Bachelor of Dental Health Science program offers a new, innovative curriculum where you will receive real clinical exposure from the first year of your studies and will work alongside oral health professionals who are world experts in their field.

The Master of Dentistry degree builds on the technical skills developed in the Bachelor of Dental Health Science and is the final two years of professional training needed for eligibility to apply for registration as a dentist. You will develop theoretical knowledge of dental practice and undertake extensive clinical work in the Griffith Dental Clinic and on placements in various regional clinics. You can only enter this degree if you have successfully completed the Griffith University Bachelor of Dental Health Science program.

Program: Bachelor of Dental Health Science & Master of Dentistry
Location: Gold Coast, Queensland
Intake: February
Duration: 5 years (3 years + 2 years)
Application deadline: Generally end of September each year

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