Griffith University

Bachelor of Dental Health Science & Master of Dentistry



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 $62,000 (first 3 years) & $86,500 (last 2 years) AUD (based on 2023 fees; subject to increase)
Semester Intake February
Next Available Intake 2024
Application Deadline TBA*
International Places approximately 25 (approximately 100 total)


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.


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 – Griffith will assess Alberta students based on top 5 Grade 12 subjects.
BC – Griffith will assess British Columbia students based on their 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 – Griffith will assess Ontario students based on their top 6 Grade 12 subjects.

2. From university
Cumulative GPA of 3.1 / 4.0 (approximately 76% – 77%) or equivalent.

The DAT (Dental Aptitude Test) is not required when applying to the Griffith Bachelor of Dental Health Science / Master of Dentistry.

Admission Timeline

*Applications for the 2023 intake closed September 22, 2022. For information about the 2024 intake and to apply, please contact OzTREKK. You are strongly encouraged to apply as early as possible.


“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 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

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