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Thursday, May 31st, 2018

Join us for the Study in Australia Fairs this weekend

Can you picture yourself in a great career? What do you need to get there? Join us at one of our upcoming Study in Australia Fairs this weekend to meet us and Australian university representatives to find out more about your study options—no matter what your interest!

Join us for the Study in Australia Fairs this weekend

Find out more about the Study in Australia Fairs!

The annual OzTREKK Study in Australia Fairs will be hosted in Toronto and Vancouver, and it is the largest specific fair of its kind in Canada.

Toronto

Date: Saturday, June 2, 2018
Time: 12  – 3 p.m.
Venue: Hilton Toronto, Osgoode Room, 3rd floor

Vancouver

Date: Sunday, June 3, 2018
Time:  12  – 3 p.m.
Venue: UBC Robson Square, Plaza Lounge

No RSVP required—just come along with friends and family!

Do you have questions about admissions tests, GPA requirements, interviews, financing, scholarships, accreditation? You have questions and we’re here to answer them!

Australian universities only visit a few times a year, so this is a must-not-miss event.

Programs to Learn About

At the fairs, you will be able to find out more information about the following study opportunities in Australia:

…plus many more programs.

Want more details? For more information, contact OzTREKK at 1-866-698-7355 or email info@oztrekk.com. Hope to see you there!

Tuesday, September 24th, 2013

Sydney Dental School professor studies impact of fluoride

As Canadians, we are used to having fluoride added to our drinking water (unless you live in Nunavut or the Yukon). Brantford, Ontario became the first city in Canada to fluoridate its water supplies in 1945. In Australia, fluoridated water is provided for approximately 70 percent of the population in all states and territories.

Professor Wendell Evans is the head of community oral health and epidemiology at the University of Sydney Dental School and is Australia’s leading expert on fluoride. As a young Australian dentist, Evans spent a year peering into the mouths of 1,500 5-year-old children, and in this way began his 38-year career studying the benefits of fluoride.

Sydney Dental School

A Sydney Dental School student

The year-long project in 1975 was part of a study on the impact of fluoridation of the water supply on children in his native New Zealand. ”It was a very clear result,” he says. “The children who were born and bred in the fluoridated NZ town of Dunedin had half the decay of those in areas without fluoridated water.”

Before fluoridation, the University of Sydney professor said, the average 12-year-old Sydney or New Zealand child had more than nine teeth that were rotten, decayed, filled or extracted. The addition of fluoride in the water supply and fluoride toothpaste has cut the rate in half.

Today, as much as 60 percent of the adult population have no tooth decay at all, and Prof. Evans stated that as many as 70 percent of university students don’t have any cavities!

According to the Sydney Dental School professor, if Australian towns voted to stop or not proceed with fluoridation, there would be increased levels of tooth decay.

Most recently, the Sydney Dental School professor has been working on a program to put fluoride sealant on the first molars of children in Cambodia, and he says that children in Cambodia have many cavities and broken teeth, like children in Australia and in New Zealand used to have before fluoride was added to the public water supply.

Evans says he has seen New South Wales children with teeth similar to the children in Cambodia. When he sees children drinking juice and soda, without the protective properties of fluoride, he admits it is “just frightful.” While he acknowledges cavities happen everywhere, he says it is most prevalent in non-fluoridated areas.

The study finds that fluoride also helps to protect older people as well as young, as it improves the oral health of Australians by approximately 50 percent.

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If you have any questions regarding Sydney Dental School or other Australian Dental Schools, 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.

Find out how OzTREKK helps you to study in Australia!

 

Wednesday, September 4th, 2013

UQ Dental School library

The University of Queensland Dentistry Library is one of 13 branch libraries of Queensland Library and provides resources and services to support the teaching, learning and research needs of staff and students in the UQ Dental School and the continuing education needs of members of the Australian Dental Association, Queensland Branch.

University of Queensland Dental School

Learn more about UQ Dental School

Begun in 1936, the UQ Dentistry Library held a collection of books housed in a room adjacent to the Dean’s office and was under his supervision.  In 1944, the collection was moved into a small room on the top floor of the Dental Hospital and the first librarian, Margaret Maugh, was employed. Half a decade years later a section of the students’ common room on level 1 of the Clinical Building was converted into a purpose-built facility for the library and this is where it has remained.

The UQ Dentistry Library has always enjoyed the support of the Dentistry Alumni and the Australian Dental Association, Queensland Branch. The first computer workstations were purchased with the assistance of the Dentistry Alumni and the ADA (Q) continues to contribute to the development of the collection.

The collection of the UQ Dentistry Library provides teaching, learning and research materials in a wide variety of formats for onsite access, use and loan. The collection includes

  • more than 5,000 books;
  • 145 current journal subscriptions;
  • more than 200 videos.

Links to electronic resources are provided via the library’s website. These include more than 51,000 eJournals, almost 400,000 eBooks, and over 900 databases. Access to the global body of information is available through the internet.

Find out more about the University of Queensland Dental School!

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Would you like more information about UQ Dental School and about how you can study in Australia? Contact OzTREKK’s Australian Dental Schools Admissions Officer Adam Smith at any time to assist you with your University of Queensland Dental School application, or to answer any questions you may have regarding dentistry school in Australia.

Email Adam at adam@oztrekk.com or telephone 1 866-698-7355 (toll free in Canada).

Thursday, August 22nd, 2013

UQ Dental School outlines career possibilities

Dentistry is a challenging and rewarding profession that is responsible for the total oral health of individuals and the wider community. Good oral health is integral to good general health, so dentistry is recognized as a primary health care profession.

University of Queensland Dental School

Find out more about the University of Queensland Dental School

Qualified dentists have the choice of various employment fields:

General Dental Practice
Once registered with the appropriate dental board, dentists can enter private practice on their own behalf. Alternatively they may work as an assistant with an established practitioner, join a partnership or work as a locum tenens (substitute).

Specialty Practice
Graduates may undertake further study and qualify as a specialist in a recognized field. These fields include Orthodontics, Periodontics, Endodontics, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Pediatric dentistry, Prosthodontics, Oral Pathology and Oral Medicine, Maxillofacial Radiology, and Public Health.

Research
Considerable opportunities are available within Australia and overseas in all areas of biomedical science, including clinical science and biotechnology.

Teaching
Graduates with postgraduate experience and higher degrees may apply for permanent lectureships which become available from time to time. Temporary lectureships are occasionally available and may be offered to graduates who intend studying for higher degrees.

The mission of the UQ Dental School is to make a significant contribution to oral health through

  • a focused and collaborative platform of research which addresses issues of importance in oral health both locally and globally;
  • producing graduates of the highest standard through excellence in teaching and learning, who are well prepared for the clinical, academic and research workforce;
  • contributing to the advancement of the profession through continuing education, research and professional engagement; and
  • promoting the highest levels of personal achievement in students and staff.

Apply to UQ Dental School!

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Find out more about UQ Dental School and about other Australian Dental Schools! Learn how OzTREKK can help you to study in Australia!

Monday, August 19th, 2013

Applied to Sydney Dental School?

Have you applied to Sydney Dental School? If you’ve accepted your offer, or if you’re waiting for the second round of interview offers to be released (with bated breath!), OzTREKK has gathered a little bit of helpful information regarding some of the things dentistry applicants should be aware of prior to beginning the Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD) program. Please note that should you receive an offer, you will be informed of all of the details from your OzTREKK Australian Dental Schools Officer.

Sydney Dental School

Learn more about Sydney Dental School

Personal Health – Immunization

Applicants need to be aware of their personal health status, including that in relation to immunization and infectious diseases. Participation in screening and vaccination is a prerequisite for all students enrolled in at Sydney Dental School for clinical practice in the facilities of NSW Health. Should you receive an offer to Sydney Dental School, be prepared to have a blood test and screening.

Please note it is the applicant’s responsibility to be familiar and adhere to these requirements. The dental programs is both physically and mentally demanding, thus applicant’s personal health is a factor to be considered when deciding to accept a place in the program.

First Aid Certificate

Successful applicants must provide evidence that they hold a current approved Senior First Aid certificate at enrollment—both basic first aid and Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR). International students may provide First Aid certificates which are recognized by their own governments (e.g., St. John Ambulance).

Criminal Record Checks

The NSW Department of Health has a policy that requires all dental students to be subject to a criminal record check. Dental students are also required to provide any NSW Health Facility in which they are placed with a signed Commission for Children and Young People Student Declaration form and a signed form stating that they have read and understood the NSW Health Code of Conduct.

Sydney Dental School Application Timeline

Interview invitations: July 19 – 22, 2013
Interviews held: July 29 – Aug. 2, 2013
Offers will begin to be sent: August 12, 2013
Second round of interview offers: Sept. 13 – 16, 2013
Second round of interviews held: Sept. 23 – 25, 2013
Offers for second round: Sept. 30, 2013

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If you have any questions regarding Sydney Dental School or other Australian Dental Schools, 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.

Find out how OzTREKK helps you to study in Australia!

Wednesday, August 14th, 2013

Sydney Dental School offers have been released!

Great news, dental school OzTREKKers! The Sydney Dental School offers are finally out!

Sydney Dental School

Learn more about Sydney Dental School

Twenty-five OzTREKK students have been advised that they have been admitted to the University of Sydney’s Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD) program for the February 2014 intake.

Last year, OzTREKK received 25 first-round offer letters for our applicants. After the offer lapse date (later in September last year), some additional offers of admission were then made once the university had confirmed who had accepted or declined their offer. Things change from intake to intake, so we will need to wait for the University of Sydney to advise us in September whether any second-round offers are going be made.

Sydney Dental School Timeline

Offers will begin to be sent: August 12, 2013
Second round of interview offers: Sept. 13 – 16, 2013
Second round of interviews held: Sept. 23 – 25, 2013
Offers for second round: Sept. 30, 2013

Congratulations to all of our OzTREKK students who have received an offer! Matt looks forward to greeting you with our OzTREKK Orientation events in Sydney in 2014 to get you started on your Australian journey!

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If you have any questions regarding Sydney Dental School or other Australian Dental Schools, 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.

Find out how OzTREKK helps you to study in Australia!

 

 

Friday, August 2nd, 2013

Sydney Dental School offers to be released early?

A little bird with clean, white teeth told OzTREKK that the Sydney Dental School offers may be released a little early—Friday, Aug. 9 instead of Monday, Aug. 12.

University of Sydney Dental School

Learn more about Sydney Dental School

While this is not yet confirmed, it is circulating via the rumour mill! OzTREKK rates this rumour’s probability at about a 5/10.

We’ll see! If it’s true, you know our Australian Dental Schools Admissions Officer Adam Smith will be sure to keep you posted as soon as he receives word!

Sydney Dental School Timeline

Offers will begin to be sent: August 12, 2013
Second round of interview offers: Sept. 13 – 16, 2013
Second round of interviews held: Sept. 23 – 25, 2013
Offers for second round: Sept. 30, 2013

Stay tuned, dentistry hopefuls! We’ve no word yet regarding Sydney Medical School offers, but we’ll keep you posted!

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If you have any questions regarding Sydney Dental School or other Australian Dental Schools, 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.

Find out how OzTREKK helps you to study in Australia!

Wednesday, July 24th, 2013

Melbourne Dental School application timeline update

Great news if you’ve applied to Melbourne Dental School: OzTREKK has an updated application timeline. Please note all dates are subject to change.

Offers of admission begin to be issued: Oct. 16 – 17, 2013
Deadline for all applicants to accept an offer of admission and pay a deposit: Nov. 15, 2013 NOTE: DDS applicants who receive a conditional offer of admission must show completion of an outstanding prerequisite subject by this date.
Mandatory orientation: Jan. 24 – 25, 2014
Enrollment deadline: Jan. 25, 2014
First day of class: Jan. 28, 2014

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Find out more about studying dentistry at a dental school in Australia!

If you have any questions, 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.

Monday, July 22nd, 2013

Tour the University of Sydney’s Dentistry library

The 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 faculty 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.

The Sydney Dental School 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, pediatric dentistry, periodontics, prosthodontics and oral implants.

If you’ve applied to the Sydney Dental School and are curious about where you’ll be studying and gathering information, check out the University of Sydney Library video as it gives you an introduction to the library for the Faculty of Dentistry.

 

If you have any questions regarding Sydney Dental School or other Australian Dental Schools, 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.

Find out more about Australian Dental Schools and about how you can study dentistry in Australia!

 

Thursday, June 27th, 2013

Only one week left until Sydney Dental School application deadline

Just a reminder to all of our Australian Dental School applicants that the application deadline for the 2014 intake of the  Sydney Dental School Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD) program is Sunday, July 7. In order for your application documents to be submitted on time, OzTREKK is encouraging applicants to have their documents at the OzTREKK office by Friday, July 5, 2013.

University of Sydney Dental School

Program: Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD)
Location: Sydney, New South Wales
Semester intake: February
Duration: 4 years
Application deadline: July 7, 2013. (All application documents must be at the OzTREKK office by Friday, July 5.)

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If you have any questions regarding Sydney Dental School or other Australian Dental Schools, 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.

Find out more about Australian Dental Schools and about how you can study dentistry in Australia!