Griffith University

Bachelor of Dental Health Science & Master of Dentistry

Undergraduate

Details

University Location Gold Coast, Queensland
City Population 600,000
Student Population 50,000
Int'l Student Population 8,500
Main Campus Gold Coast
Program Campus Gold Coast
Program Duration 5 years (3 years & 2 years)
Estimated Annual Tuition $53,000 (first 3 years) & $79,500 (last 2 years) AUD (based on 2020 fees; subject to increase)
Semester Intake February
Next Available Intake 2021
Application Deadline TBA*
International Places approximately 25 (approximately 100 total)

Overview

Completing a Bachelor of Dental Health Science and Griffith’s two-year Master of Dentistry program provides the education and skills you need to apply for registration as a dentist.

As a Griffith Bachelor of Dental Health Science 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 include a 96-chair dental clinic, commercial dental and clinical skills laboratories, high-level IT facilities, and research facilities.

Program

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.

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 on the banks of the Barwon River in Brewarrina Shire.

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 94+% 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.

2. From university
Cumulative GPA of 5.5+/7.0 (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 2020 intake closed July 30, 2019. For information about the 2021 intake and to apply, please contact OzTREKK.

Offers made: August – September 2019

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“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