Griffith University

Bachelor of Dental Health Science & Master of Dentistry

Undergraduate

Details

University Location Gold Coast, Queensland
City Population 630,000
Student Population 55,000
Int'l Student Population 8,500
Main Campus Gold Coast
Program Campus Gold Coast
Program Duration 5 years (3 + 2 years)
Estimated Annual Tuition AUD$65,000 (first 3 years) & AUD$88,500 (last 2 years) (based on 2024 fees; subject to increase)
Semester Intake February
Next Available Intake 2025
Application Deadline September 26, 2024*
International Places approximately 25 (approximately 100 total)
CRICOS 00233E
TEQSA PRV12076

Overview

Griffith University is an award-winning industry leader in services and support for international students. With more than $320 million of upgrades to Griffith’s campuses, students study in an exciting and progressive environment.

The Griffith School of Dentistry and Oral Health offers a unique suite of oral health degree programs, but completing Griffith’s Bachelor of Dental Health Science and Master of Dentistry programs provide the education and skills you need to apply for registration as a dentist.

As a Griffith dentistry student, you will have access to world-class facilities within the new $150-million purpose-built Griffith Health Centre on the Gold Coast Campus. This includes a 96-chair dental clinic, commercial dental and clinical skills laboratories, and high-level IT and research facilities.

Hear what OzTREKK student, Jen, has to say about studying dentistry at Griffith University!

Program

Bachelor of Dental Health Science
This 3-year degree is the first step towards your career in dentistry. From Year 1 of your studies, you’ll be undertaking rigorous hands-on training, working alongside registered dentists and dental specialists in a variety of real-life settings including Griffith’s state-of-the-art dental clinic, in specialized laboratories in the Griffith Health Centre, and at one of Griffith’s network of regional clinics. You will enhance your skills through professional practice placements.

Master of Dentistry
After you’ve completed the Bachelor of Dental Science, you’ll begin your 2-year Master of Dentistry degree, which builds on the technical skills you’ve developed. This degree 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.

Clinical Placements
You will have the opportunity to undertake community placements in state schools, rural and remote communities and in Indigenous and aged care. You will also work as part of an oral health team (including dental, oral health therapy and dental technology students) to undertake a research project that identifies an oral health issue and provides solutions.

Griffith Dental School offers placements for final-year students in the rural community of Brewarrina, a town in North West New South Wales.

Admission Requirements

Entry into Griffith’s Bachelor of Dental Health Science (and Master of Dentistry) program is directly from high school. Students may also apply to the program during or at the completion of their undergraduate degree.

1. From high school
Average of 88+% from top Grade 12 subjects required. Grade 12 (or equivalent) English is required. Biological science, chemistry, physics, and maths B are strongly recommended as they are considered assumed knowledge.

  • AB – Top 5 Grade 12 subjects
  • BC – Language Arts 12 course (e.g., English 12; English 12 First Peoples, Communication 12, English Literature 12) and best 3 Grade 12 subjects with 4 credit points
  • ON – Top 6 Grade 12 subjects

From university
Cumulative GPA of 3.1/4.0 or equivalent.

2. Admissions Test
The UCAT ANZ assists universities to select applicants with the most appropriate abilities and professional behaviours required to become successful clinicians. To progress to the second component of the application process, all potential applicants must first complete this test. To be considered for entry in 2025, registration to complete the UCAT ANZ closes on May 17, 2024 (Australia time). For information about how to register, visit the booking page on the UCAT website or contact dentistry@oztrekk.com.

3. Interview
Applicants will be selected for the Griffith University Dental Admissions Process Interviews based on their UCAT ANZ score. Applicants chosen will attend an online multi-station interview at a date to be determined. The interviews will assess applicants’ suitability based on five factors:

  • Motivation to study and work in dentistry
  • Teamwork skills
  • Communication and empathy
  • Ethics and social awareness
  • Critical thinking

Admission Timeline

*While the application deadline for the 2025 intake is September 26, 2024, you are encouraged to apply as early as possible.

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“The campus is just really beautiful.”

The campus is just really beautiful. It's a drastic difference from back home in Calgary, because here it's all open and there's tons of greenery around. There's also tons of sports facilities everywhere, like a huge track, multiple basketball courts, tennis nets, etc. and they're all outdoors. The liveliness of it all just makes the degree I'm pursuing much more bearable. I don't like how small the cohort is, because it's everyone knows everyone and you're around the same grou... Read More

Aleena N
Bachelor of Dental Health Science / Master of Dentistry
Griffith University, 2022

“The campus is beautiful and the facilities seem great.”

I'm doing a lot of self learning but I don't mind it as I learn better that way any. The campus is beautiful and the facilities seem great. Class sizes - 81 people which is great as more one on one opportunities for learning. The course material - I feel that the first year dental professor has been recycling his slides from 5 years ago but is not the best. Definitely go! Look up some of the first year courses you can get credit for at Griffith like chemistry and anatomy and do them in Canada.

Manisha J
Bachelor of Dental Health Science / Master of Dentistry
Griffith University, 2022

“The university has a lot of nice facilities”

I like what I am learning about, they are all topics that I am very interested in. The university has a lot of nice facilities for learning that are available to students.

Harnoor G
Bachelor of Dental Health Science / Master of Dentistry
Griffith University, 2022

“The teaching methods in the university in general have been stellar”

I love the anatomy learning facilities, medical services on campus, the relaxed feel, the passion that most of the faculty has for teaching, and the proximity to everything I need (gym, health care, public transit, housing, groceries, and more in walking distance). I slightly dislike the size of the university. Since Griffith is spread over many campuses, it feels quite quiet at times. There also isn't much "school spirit" the way there is back in Canada. I like the class si... Read More

Ore A
Bachelor of Dental Health Science / Master of Dentistry
Griffith University, 2022

“… love the program”

The location is amazing and so is the program. love the program bc it recognizes credits from Canadian uni's

Stephen
Bachelor of Dental Health Science / Master of Dentistry
Griffith University, 2019

“It is very obvious that Griffith really cares about their students.”

Griffith is super supportive of their students. We have had 11 sessions on studying smart, making sure we know who to go to for help, the various resources and support systems on available to us. In almost every one of our intro lectures, each instructor encourages us to send feedback. From my experience in school this genuine invitation for feedback is almost unheard of. It is very obvious that Griffith really cares about their students. It's also more obvious that Griffith... Read More

Imran B
Medicine
Griffith University, 2019

“My dental program provides state of the art facilities and the professors have been very helpful through the transition.”

I love my University and program; I love having the balance of studying and fun in the Gold Coast. My dental program provides state of the art facilities and the professors have been very helpful through the transition. I also got credited for many courses which saved me a lot of time and money.

Fatima E.
Bachelor of Dental Health Science / Master of Dentistry
Griffith University, 2018