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Monday, May 28th, 2018

Australian dental school application deadlines

Australian dental schools are very popular among Canadian students. Why? It’s because of the reciprocal agreement between Canada and Australia allowing international graduates of accredited dentistry programs from both countries to be considered the same as domestic graduates. Canadians who have graduated from an accredited Australian dentistry program are required to write the same National Dental Examining Board of Canada (NDEB) Written Examination and Objective Structured Clinical Examination as someone who graduated from a Canadian dentistry program before he or she would be licensed to practice.

Now on to the good part: the application deadlines. Remember, it’s always best to apply as early as possible since dentistry admissions can be very competitive! If you’ve already filled out an Australian dental schools application, now is the time to get the remaining app documents in!

Upcoming Australian dental school application deadlines

Don’t miss the upcoming Australian dental school application deadlines!

University of Western Australia

Degree: Doctor of Dental Medicine
International places: 6
Deadline: Wednesday, May 30, 2018

University of Sydney

Degree: Doctor of Dental Medicine
International places: 25+
Deadline: Monday, July 30, 2018
Note: Candidates are encouraged to apply as early as possible.

University of Melbourne

Degree: Doctor of Dental Surgery
International places: 20 – 25+
Deadline: Monday, July 30, 2018
Note: If you wish to apply for a fee waiver, you must have all application documents submitted to OzTREKK before July 13.

Griffith University

Degree: Bachelor of Dental Health Science & Master of Dentistry
International places: 25
Deadline: Thursday, August 30, 2018
Note: Candidates are encouraged to apply as early as possible.

James Cook University

Degree: Bachelor of Dental Surgery
International places: 15 – 25
Deadline: Thursday, August 30, 2018
Note: JCU sometimes issues early offers to highly qualified students. If you apply early, there may be an opportunity to meet with the Division of Tropical Health and Medicine when they are in Canada for med interviews (this June). This is strongly recommended if you are interested in studying at JCU.

Charles Sturt University

Degree: Bachelor Dental Science
International places: 10
Deadline: September 27, 2018
Note: This program fills quickly! Candidates are encouraged to apply as early as possible.

University of Queensland

Degree: Bachelor of Dental Science
International places: 40
Deadline: October 30, 2018
Note: This program has filled for the 2019 intake. (As this program is extremely competitive, candidates are encouraged to apply as early as possible.)

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Do you need help with your Australian dental school application? Please contact OzTREKK’s Dentistry Admissions Officer Alexa Graham at alexa@oztrekk.com. We’re here to help!

Wednesday, May 10th, 2017

What are the Australian dental school application deadlines?

Wondering what the admissions timelines are for our Australian dental schools? We’re so glad you asked!

Interested in studying dentistry in Australia?

Here are the application deadlines. Remember, it’s always best to apply as soon as possible since dentistry admissions can be very competitive.

University of Western Australia

Degree: Doctor of Dental Medicine
International places: 6
Deadline: Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Charles Sturt University

Degree: Bachelor Dental Science
International places: 10
Deadline: Thursday, June 15, 2017
Note: CSU uses application rounds; however, the program fills quickly. You are encouraged to apply no later than this date.

University of Sydney

Degree: Doctor of Dental Medicine
International places: 15 – 25
Deadline: Tuesday, June 20, 2017
Note: As the cycle is short, candidates are encouraged to apply as early as possible.

University of Melbourne

Degree: Doctor of Dental Surgery
International places: 15 – 25
Deadline: July 28, 2017
Note: If you wish to apply for a fee waiver, you should have all application documents submitted to OzTREKK approximately a week prior to the deadline.

James Cook University

Degree: Bachelor of Dental Surgery
International places: 15 – 25
Deadline: August 30, 2017
Note: While the deadline is in August, in the past, the university has issued early offers to highly qualified students through the summer. If you apply early, there may be an opportunity to meet with the Division of Tropical Health and Medicine when they are in Canada for med interviews (end of June). This is strongly recommended if you are interested in studying at JCU.

University of Queensland

Degree: Bachelor of Dental Science
International places: 40
Deadline: October 30, 2017
Note: As this program is extremely competitive, candidates are encouraged to apply as early as possible.

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Would you like more information about studying dentistry in Australia? Contact OzTREKK’s Australian Dental Schools Admissions Officer Adam Smith at adam@oztrekk.com or call 1-866-698-7355.

Friday, February 24th, 2017

Get your dentistry admissions questions answered on March 2!

Interested in applying to dentistry? Which Australian dental schools accept students directly from high school? Which schools require the DAT? Are your grades competitive?

Get your dentistry admissions questions answered on March 2!

Meet OzTREKK Dental Schools Admissions Officer Adam Smith

Get all your dentistry admissions questions answered on March 2 at the Australian Dental School Info Session!

The University of Ottawa Pre-Dental Club is partnering with OzTREKK Australian Dental Schools Admissions Officer Adam Smith to discuss everything you need to know about applying to a dentistry program in Australia!

Australian Dental School Info Session

Date: Thursday, March 2, 2017
Time: 7 – 9 p.m.
Location: Room 285, 129 Louis Pasteur, University of Ottawa
RSVP: Please register if you would like to attend this event!

For more information about the event, please visit the University of Ottawa Pre-dental Club’s Facebook page, or email uopredentalclub@gmail.com.

About Australian dental schools

In Australia, there are two distinct pathways to studying dentistry, both of which lead you to become a dentist.

Graduate Entry: Some Australian dental schools offer a graduate-entry dental program. This pathway is exactly the same as in Canada, where you first have to complete an undergraduate degree, such as a Bachelor of Science, and then you apply to a four-year dental program.

Undergraduate Entry: Some Australian dental schools allow you to enter into a dental program directly from high school or with a partially completed undergraduate degree. These undergraduate degrees are typically five years.

Five of OzTREKK’s universities offer dental programs:

Griffith University Dental School
James Cook University Dental School
University of Melbourne Dental School
University of Queensland Dental School
University of Sydney Dental School

Get all the details on March 2 at the Australian Dental School Info Session!

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Would you like more information about studying dentistry in Australia? Contact OzTREKK’s Australian Dental Schools Admissions Officer Adam Smith at adam@oztrekk.com or call 1-866-698-7355.

Tuesday, January 10th, 2017

It’s “DAT” time of year, pre-dentistry students!

Upcoming Dental Aptitude Test dates

Applying to the 2018 intake at an Australian dental school?

Many pre-dentistry students will be writing the Canadian DAT this February 2017. The Dental Aptitude Test (DAT) is conducted by the Canadian Dental Association (CDA) to help students assess their aptitude for a career in dentistry and to assist dental schools in selecting first-year students.

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Don’t forget to register to write the DAT!

As there are a limited number of DAT test centres and seats available, applicants are advised to register as early as possible for their preferred test location and date for the DAT and well in advance of the registration deadline.

  • Saturday, February 25, 2017 (Deadline to register is January 15, 2017)
  • Saturday, November 4, 2017 (Deadline to register is September 2017)

Canadian Dental Aptitude Test Format

There are four examinations included in the English DAT and three examinations included in the French DAT. The tests are administered over a half day and include the following:

1. Manual Dexterity Test – 30 minutes

Not all Canadian or Australian dental schools use the Manual Dexterity Test (MDT) as part of their admission requirements. This test consists of carving a specified model out of a cylindrical bar of soap specially made for the DAT.

Neither the University of Melbourne nor the University of Sydney require this section to be completed to be considered for entry.

2. Survey of Natural Sciences – 60 minutes

3. Perceptual Ability – 60 minutes

4. Reading Comprehension (English DAT only) – 50 minutes

Students from Canada who have already completed an undergraduate degree may apply for entry into Australian dentistry programs at either the graduate-entry or undergraduate-entry levels.

Five of OzTREKK’s universities offer dental programs:

*Does not require DAT for admission.

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Discover more about studying dentistry in Australia! Contact OzTREKK’s Australian Dental Schools Admissions Officer Adam Smith at adam@oztrekk.com.

Wednesday, September 7th, 2016

Upcoming Dental Aptitude Test dates

Many pre-dentistry students will be writing the Canadian DAT this November and February 2017. The Dental Aptitude Test (DAT) Program is conducted by the Canadian Dental Association (CDA) to help students assess their aptitude for a career in dentistry and to assist dental schools in selecting first-year students.

Upcoming Dental Aptitude Test dates

Study dentistry in Australia!

As there are a limited number of DAT test centres and seats available, applicants are advised to register as early as possible for their preferred test location and date for the DAT and well in advance of the registration deadline.

Upcoming DAT dates

  • Saturday, November 5, 2016 (Deadline to register is September 15)
  • Saturday, February 25, 2017 (Deadline to register is January 15, 2017)
  • Saturday, November 4, 2017 (Deadline to register is September 2017)

Canadian Dental Aptitude Test Format

There are four examinations included in the English DAT and three examinations included in the French DAT. The tests are administered over a half day and include the following:

1. Manual Dexterity Test – 30 minutes

Not all Canadian or Australian dental schools use the Manual Dexterity Test (MDT) as part of their admission requirements. This test consists of carving a specified model out of a cylindrical bar of soap specially made for the DAT.

Neither the University of Melbourne nor the University of Sydney require this section to be completed to be considered for entry.

2. Survey of Natural Sciences – 60 minutes

3. Perceptual Ability – 60 minutes

4. Reading Comprehension (English DAT only) – 50 minutes

Students from Canada who have already completed an undergraduate degree may apply for entry into Australian dentistry programs at either the graduate-entry or undergraduate-entry levels.

Five of OzTREKK’s universities offer dental programs:

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Would you like more information about studying dentistry in Australia? Contact OzTREKK’s Australian Dental Schools Admissions Officer Adam Smith at adam@oztrekk.com or call 1-866-698-7355.

Monday, November 23rd, 2015

Scope of the Dental Aptitude Test

Many pre-dentistry students will be writing the Canadian Dental Aptitude Test (DAT) this February. We have compiled some information from the Canadian Dental Association website about the DAT in order to help students in their preparation to plan to write the DAT, and to give a little bit of background information to students considering applying to an Australian dental school in the future.

Australian Dental Schools in Australia

Study dentistry in Australia!

Upcoming test dates:

  • Saturday, February 20, 2016 (Must register before January 15, 2016 23:59:59 EST)
  • Saturday, November 5, 2016
SCOPE OF DENTAL APTITUDE TEST  (DAT)
Component Number of Questions Time allotted
Manual Dexterity Test N/A 30 minutes
Survey of Natural Sciences 70 questions ( Biology 1-40 chemistry 41-70) 60 minutes
Perceptual Ability Test 90 questions 60 minutes
Reading Comprehension Test 50 questions 50 minutes

There are 4 examinations included in the English DAT and 3 examinations included in the French DAT. The tests are administered over one half day and include the following:

1. Manual Dexterity Test – 30 minutes

Carving a specified model out of a cylindrical bar of soap specially made for the DAT. Please note that neither Melbourne Dental School nor Sydney Dental School require the manual dexterity portion for admission consideration.

2. Survey of Natural Sciences – 60 minutes

Biology – origin of life; cell metabolism (including photosynthesis); enzymology; cellular processes; thermodynamics; organelle structure and function; mitosis/meiosis; biological organization and relationship of major taxa (using the five-kingdom system: monera, planti; anamalia; protista; fungi); Vertebrate Anatomy and Physiology – structure and function of vertebrate systems (integumentary, skeletal, muscular, circulatory, immunological, digestive, respiratory, urinary, nervous/senses, endocrine, and reproductive); Developmental Biology – fertilization, descriptive embryology, and developmental mechanisms; Genetics: molecular genetics; human genetics; classical genetics; Chromosomal genetics; Evaluation, Ecology, and Behaviour: natural selection; population genetics/speciation; cladistics; population and community ecology; ecosystems; animal behaviour (including social).

General Chemistry – Stoichiometry and General Concepts (percent composition; empirical formulae; balancing equations; moles and molecular formulas; molecular formula weights; molar mass; density; calculations from balanced equations; gases (kinetic molecular theory of gases; Dalton’s, Boyle’s, Charles’, and ideal gas laws); liquids and solids; (intermolecular forces; phase changes; vapour pressure; structures; polarity; properties); Solutions (polarity; properties; colligative; non-colligative; forces; concentration calculations) Acids and Bases (pH; strength; BrØnsted-Lowry reactions; calculations) Chemical Equilibria (molecular; acid/base; precipitation; calculations; Le Chatelier’s principle); Thermodynamics and Thermochemistry (law of thermodynamics; Hess’s law; spontaneity; enthalpies and entropies; heat transfer) Chemical Kinetics (rate laws; activation energy; half-life) Oxidation-Reduction Reactions (balancing equations; determination of oxidation numbers; electrochemical calculations; electrochemical concepts and terminology) Atomic and Molecular Structure (electron configuration; orbital types; Lewis-Dot diagrams; atomic theory; quantum theory; molecular geometry; bond types; sub-atomic particles) Periodic Properties (representative elements; transition elements; periodic trends; descriptive chemistry) Nuclear Reactions (balancing equations; binding energy; decay processes; particles; terminology) Laboratory (basic techniques; equipment; error analysis; safety; data analysis)

3. Perceptual Ability – 60 minutes

The Perceptual Ability Test is comprised of six subtests: 1) apertures, 2) view recognition, 3) angle discrimination, 4) paper folding, 5) cube counting, and 6) 3D form development.

4. Reading Comprehension (English DAT only) – 50 minutes

Consists of 3 reading passages. Ability to read, organize, analyze and remember new information in dental and basic sciences. Ability to comprehend thoroughly when studying scientific information. Reading materials are typical of materials encountered in the first year of dental school and require no prior knowledge of the topic other than a basic undergraduate preparation in science.

Students from Canada who have already completed an undergraduate degree may apply for entry into Australian dentistry programs at either the graduate-entry or undergraduate-entry levels.

Five of OzTREKK’s universities offer dental programs:

Griffith University Dental School
James Cook University Dental School
University of Melbourne Dental School
University of Queensland Dental School
University of Sydney Dental School

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If you have any questions regarding the DAT or dental school in Australia, please contact OzTREKK’s Australian Dental Schools Admissions Officer Adam Smith at adam@oztrekk.com or call toll free in Canada at 1-866-698-7355.

Tuesday, October 27th, 2015

Don’t forget to register to write the DAT!

Planning to apply to a dental school in Australia? Two of OzTREKK’s Australian Dental Schools require the Dental Aptitude Test (DAT) as part of their application—Melbourne Dental School and Sydney Dental School.

Australian Dental Schools in Australia

Inside the Sydney Dental School

If you’re considering writing the DAT, it is important to know that there are only two sittings per year. If you’ve missed the registration deadline of September 15, 2015 for the November 7 sitting, then you still have time to register for the February 20, 2016 DAT.

As there are a limited number of DAT test centres and seats available, it is recommended that applicants register as early as possible for their preferred test location and date for the DAT and well in advance of the registration deadline. Seats fill up very quickly at certain test centres and Canadian Dental Association cannot guarantee that seats will still be available at the end of the registration period.

Registration for the DAT exams on February 20, 2016 and November 5, 2016 are open!

Upcoming test dates:

  • Saturday, February 20, 2016 (Must register before January 15, 2016 23:59:59 EST)
  • Saturday, November 5, 2016

You can register online. Please note that payment is required at the time of registration. For more information, visit the official Canadian Dental Association website: http://www.cda-adc.ca/en/becoming/dat/register_dat/

Did you know OzTREKK represents five Australian Dental Schools?

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If you have any questions regarding the DAT, please contact OzTREKK’s Australian Dental Schools Admissions Officer Adam Smith. Email Adam at adam@oztrekk.com or call toll free in Canada at 1-866-698-7355.

Thursday, April 2nd, 2015

About the Sydney Faculty of Dentistry

The Sydney Faculty of Dentistry at the University of Sydney is Australia’s first, and has been involved in the training of dental practitioners for 100 years. The Sydney Dental School is one of the largest of the five dental schools in Australia and is housed within the Sydney Dental Hospital (SDH), Surry Hills and the Westmead Centre for Oral Health (WCOH), Westmead Hospital.

Sydney Dental School

Learn more about Sydney Dental School

The faculty offers Australia’s first graduate-entry dental program, the four year Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD), which utilities problem-based learning, self-directed learning and self-evaluation in education to instruct students in a similar way that dentists perform their day-to-day work. This program has been purposefully designed to adhere to the well-rounded course structure of the North American postgraduate model, but has also maintained the sophisticated clinical training for which the university has come to be renowned, giving students an applicable knowledge of dental health from the community to the laboratory.

The Sydney Faculty of Dentistry also offers a suite of postgraduate programs designed to produce specialist practitioners across a wide range of disciplines, and also offers a rigorous research training program to produce research scholars of international standing. Specialist postgraduate training is available in the disciplines of community oral health and epidemiology, conscious sedation and pain control, oral medicine and oral pathology, orthodontics, paediatric dentistry, periodontics, prosthodontics and oral implants.

Research training programs offered via the PhD and MSc (Dentistry) are offered in biomaterials science, community oral health and epidemiology, conscious sedation and pain control, occlusion, oral biology, oral implants, oral and maxillofacial surgery, oral pathology and oral medicine, orthodontics, paediatric dentistry, periodontics and prosthodontics.

The Sydney Faculty of Dentistry also supports the university’s goal of internationalization, and has established collaborative links with a number of overseas universities located in China, France, Japan, Lebanon, Thailand and the USA. The faculty also attracts a sizable applicant pool from abroad for entry into its undergraduate and postgraduate programs.

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Applications for the 2016 intake of the Doctor of Dental Medicine program are open!

If you have any questions regarding Sydney Dental School, please contact OzTREKK’s Australian Dental Schools Admissions Officer Adam Smith. Email Adam at adam@oztrekk.com or call 1-866-698-7355.

Monday, December 1st, 2014

Will you be writing the DAT in 2015?

Will you be writing the DAT this February?

The Dental Aptitude Test (DAT) Program is conducted by the Canadian Dental Association (CDA), in coordination with the American Dental Association, and has been in operation on a national basis since 1966.

Australian Dental Schools in Australia

Learn more about Australian Dental Schools

Upcoming 2015 DAT dates:

  • Saturday, February 21, 2015
  • Saturday, November 7, 2015

DAT Registration Options

Online registrations must be submitted on or before the corresponding deadline date of January 15 (23:59:59EST) for the February DAT. Payment is required at the time of registration.

Once the deadline passes, the online registration service will close until registration opens for the next available test date.

Please note that if you plan to apply to Sydney Dental School and Melbourne Dental School, you will need to order two separate DAT reports, one for each university.

How many times can I write the DAT?

Applicants are allowed to participate in the DAT Program an unlimited number of times; however, only the results of the last attempt and the total number of attempts will be reported on the official DAT transcript. Applicants who would like the results of a previous DAT sent to one or more Australian Dental Schools must make such a request online.

Canadian Dental Admission Test Format

There are four examinations included in the English DAT and three examinations included in the French DAT. The tests are administered over a half day and include the following:

1. Manual Dexterity Test* – 30 minutes

2. Survey of Natural Sciences – 60 minutes

3. Perceptual Ability – 60 minutes

4. Reading Comprehension (English DAT only) – 50 minutes

*Not all Canadian or Australian Dental Schools use the Manual Dexterity Test (MDT) as part of their admission requirements. This test consists of carving a specified model out of a cylindrical bar of soap specially made for the DAT. Neither the University of Melbourne nor the University of Sydney require this section to be completed to be considered for entry into dental school.

OzTREKK represents the following Australian Dental Schools:

For further information about the DAT, please consult the Canadian Dental Association website.

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Please contact OzTREKK’s Australian Dental Schools Admissions Officer Adam Smith at adam@oztrekk.com or call toll free in Canada at 1-866-698-7355 for more information about studying dentistry in Australia.

Thursday, September 4th, 2014

Upcoming DAT dates

Are you planning to apply to an Australian Dental School? You only have 2 weeks left to register for the November 1, 2014 sitting of the Canadian Dental Aptitude Test.

Australian Dental Schools in Australia

Be sure to register for the November 1 DAT!

DAT Testing Dates

  • Saturday, November 1 2014
  • Saturday, February 21, 2015
  • Saturday, November 7, 2015

Online registrations must be submitted on or before the corresponding deadline dates of September 15 (23:59:59 EDT) for the November DAT and January 15 (23:59:59 EST) for the February DAT. Payment is required at the time of registration. For more information, please visit the Canadian Dental Association website.

OzTREKK represents the following Australian Dental Schools:

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If you have any questions regarding the DAT or dental school in Australia, please contact OzTREKK’s Australian Dental Schools Admissions Officer Adam Smith at adam@oztrekk.com or call toll free in Canada at 1-866-698-7355. Find out how OzTREKK helps you to study in Australia!