How JCU Dentistry’s rural focus can enhance your studies

13 May 2021

What’s so special about the JCU Dentistry program?

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The dental program at JCU is a great option for you to consider if you’re interested in not only learning the necessities of dentistry, but also focusing on issues relating to tropical, rural, and indigenous health care.

Recently, Canadian students talked about their experiences with the program and why it’s been an amazing. Many noted that the skills they’ve learned in the JCU dental program they’ve been able to put into practice in rural communities. Placements are often students’ favourite part of the program, as it allows them to get a feel for what it’s like to be a working full-time dentist.

The JCU dentistry program was established in 2008 and allows students early clinical experience! This means students get hands-on exposure at the JCU dental clinics on campus, and via private practices in the rural and remote community health facilities across northern Queensland.

Canadian student Hema noted studying at JCU dental school was a positive experience! Some students have even found themselves enjoying placements in the Solomon Islands!

The versatility of a dentistry degree also means that Canadian students are able to work not only in Australia and Canada, but in other countries as well. If you’re curious about what it looks like to practice as a dentist, check out our Dentistry Licensing page for more info.

JCU Bachelor of Dental Surgery Fast Facts

Program: Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS)
Location: Cairns, Queensland
Intake: February
Duration: 5 years
Application deadline: Generally the end of August each year

Get started on your application to JCU!


Would you like more information about the JCU Dentistry program? Please contact OzTREKK’s Australian Dental Schools Admissions Officer at