What do OzTREKK students say about JCU Dental School?

12 August 2014

JCU Dental School offers a 5-year Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS), a broad-based program that includes all aspects of dental practice and focuses on issues of concern to northern Australia, particularly those relating to tropical, rural and Indigenous practice. The diverse curriculum integrates the basic sciences with dental clinical sciences and preventive oral health strategies.

JCU Dental School
Think outside the box: Study dentistry at JCU Dental School!

To meet the increasing need for dentists, JCU has invested significantly in a new dental teaching complex with state-of-the-art dental treatment centre, and a world-class clinical simulation facility.

So, what do OzTREKK students say about the program?

2014 Intake Reviews
“It was not as big of a transition as I had expected (Canada and Australia are very similar) The coffee!!! Like: 1) Small program – They focus on you personally and want you to do well and succeed. They also try to help you if they see that you are falling behind 2) Beautiful dental facilities and building – it comforts me that we are learning from the latest technology and facilities 3) Beautiful campus – situated near the rainforest. Rivers and wildlife constantly flow through campus JCU Cairns is a beautiful and unique university. The JCU Dental Surgery program has recently been enacted and has the best and most up-to-date facilities in Australia. The professors are kind and knowledgeable, and the location is amazing.”
“a university that has amazing dental facilities. The faculty are very approachable and always willing to help. I love the dental facilities available to us at James Cook. The clinics and labs are very nice. I also like that our program feels very personal. We know the instructors very well approachable and interested in your well being. They also have placed us in small home groups to ensure we meet people and develop relationships with other students in our program….”
“I like that the dental facility is new and the government has invested a lot in new technology and our learning environment.”
“I love that I am able to be travelling here while doing my degree. It makes the experience of becoming a Dentist much more exciting than staying back in Canada. I like that my program is dentistry specific, and I do not have to do as much general study as I would have to in Canada. Also, the facilities are amazing at my University, I am very lucky to be here! JCU Cairns is quite small but the dental buildings are fantastic….”

JCU Bachelor of Dental Surgery Program

Program: Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS)
Location: Cairns, Queensland
Semester intake: February
Duration: 5 years
Application deadline: August 29, 2014

Entry Requirements for the Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS):

1. High School
These qualifications are considered on an individual basis, subject to satisfying prerequisite requirements. A minimum of 92% average, including prerequisite subjects grades: Year 12 or equivalent English, Mathematics, and Chemistry. Biology is desirable. A high level of academic standard is required for entry.
2. Partially or fully completed undergraduate degree
A high level of academic standard is required for entry. Students need to have met the prerequisite subjects at least at the high school level to meet the prerequisite requirements. A minimum of 80% cumulative average across all university studies is required.

Follow OzTREKKs step-by-step guide about how to apply to JCU Dental School!


Contact OzTREKK’s Australian Dental Schools Admissions Officer Adam Smith at any time to assist you with your JCU Dental School application, or to answer any questions you may have regarding dental school in Australia. Email Adam at adam@oztrekk.com or call toll free 1-866-698-7355.

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