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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!

Tuesday, May 30th, 2017

University of Melbourne Doctor of Dental Surgery admissions timeline

Great news, Australian dental school applicants! Melbourne has released its admissions timeline for the 2018 intake.

University of Melbourne Doctor of Dental Surgery admissions timeline

Find out how to apply to the Melbourne Doctor of Dental Surgery program

The Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree leads to registration as a general dental practitioner with the Dental Practice Board in Australia and New Zealand. Additionally, the National Dental Examining Board of Canada (NDEB) recognizes the reciprocal agreement between the Australian Dental Council and the Commission of Dental Accreditation of Canada, which allows for accredited graduates of either body to practice dentistry in Australia or Canada. For Canadian students studying at the University of Melbourne, this means that they will return home and follow the same process as Canadian domestic graduates with licensure being granted after successfully sitting the National Dental Examination Board of Canada.

With state-of-the-art technologies, the Melbourne DDS uses new infrastructure, including a 100-seat pre-clinical laboratory and the new Melbourne University Dental Clinic, for advanced clinical teaching.

Highly qualified academics with research experience from leading universities around the world deliver the course using lectures, pre-clinical practical classes and clinical patient treatments in all specialties of dentistry.

The curriculum is based on scientific evidence in oral health, imparting advanced philosophies, skills and knowledge related to all areas of clinical dental practice and research.

As part of the four year full-time degree, students spend significant time in provision of patient care, using advanced materials and clinical methods, as well as undertake a two-year research project in oral health. In final year, students have the unique opportunity to experience working in a private practice setting, and they learn how to run a small business.

Admissions Timeline for 2018 Intake

  • Application deadline: July 28, 2017
  • Last date to submit DAT results: July 28, 2017
  • Last date to submit university transcripts (final results): July 28, 2017
  • Offers of admission begin to be issued: October 18 – 19, 2017
  • Deadline to meet any conditions of offer: November 10, 2017
  • Deadline to accept (unconditional) offer of admission and pay deposit: November 10, 2017
  • Enrollment deadline: January 12, 2018
  • Mandatory DDS Orientation: January 22, 2018 (TBC)
  • First day of class: January 22, 2018 (TBC)

Melbourne Doctor of Dental Surgery

Program: Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS)
Location: Melbourne, Victoria
Next intake: January 2018
Duration: 4 years
Application deadline:  July 28, 2017

Applications are open. Apply to the Melbourne Doctor of Dental Surgery!

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Would you like more information about the Doctor of Dental Surgery? Contact OzTREKK’s Australian Dental Schools Admissions Officer Adam Smith at adam@oztrekk.com.

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, June 17th, 2016

Awards for top Melbourne dental students

On May 11, the Melbourne Dental School held an award ceremony for Doctor of Dental Surgery and Bachelor of Oral Health students at the University of Melbourne.

Awards for top Melbourne dental students

Bachelor of Oral Health student Jenny Lam with Jenny Morgan, Colgate Oral Care, and Professor Mike Morgan, Head of Melbourne Dental School. (Image: Brenda Master)

Hosted by the Head of School Professor Mike Morgan, the event was attended by students and award recipients, their families, donors, partner organisations and school staff.

“We congratulate you on your important academic achievements and wish you continued success in the future,” Professor Morgan said.

He also thanked the generosity of donors who sponsored 33 student prizes, and for their investment in dentistry and oral health.

Dr John Rogers, a specialist in public health dentistry and Principal Oral health Advisor from the Victorian Department of Health and Human Services, gave the occasional address.

Several DDS students achieved outstanding results, winning multiple awards: David Zhang scored 4 prizes; Madeleine Duff, Daniel Beteramia and Sheryl Chew were awarded 3 prizes; and Julian He and Brett Borger won 2 prizes.

University of Melbourne Dental School

The Melbourne DDS incorporates all aspects related to the provision of advanced general dental care to patients as well as teaches students to prepare, develop, execute and write for publication a small research project. Students will spend their entire final year in clinical settings including the planned Melbourne Dental School private dental clinic, community health centres and rural community clinics which will include provision of oral health care to the aboriginal community. Students will also learn how to run a private practice based on a small-business model.

Program: Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS)
Location: Melbourne, Victoria
Semester intake: February
Duration: 4 years
Application deadline: July 29, 2016

Apply now to the University of Melbourne Dental School!

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Learn more about Melbourne Dental School! Contact OzTREKK’s Australian Dental Schools Admissions Officer Adam Smith at adam@oztrekk.com.

Wednesday, May 25th, 2016

Melbourne Dentistry ranked number one in Australia in QS rankings

Dentistry at Melbourne has once again been ranked number one in Australia and 27th globally in the 2016 QS World University Rankings.

Released recently, the QS World University Rankings by Subject tracks the performance of more than 4200 universities across 42 subject areas.

University of Melbourne Dental School

Head of Melbourne Dental School Prof Mike Morgan (Photo credit: University of Melbourne)

Professor Mike Morgan, Head of Melbourne Dental School said it was an excellent result.

“We have an incredibly dedicated team at Melbourne, and these rankings are testament to their hard work and outstanding research and teaching capabilities.”

In recent years, Melbourne Dental School has attracted more research funding than any other dental school in Australia and in 2003-4 established a Cooperative Research Centre for Oral Health Science and the Victorian Centre for Oral Health Science. The school is at the forefront of graduate dental education and has Australia’s largest postgraduate program, the Doctor of Dental Surgery. It also offers a variety of exciting and valuable continuing professional development programs for dental practitioners. The diverse range of Australian and international students from many social and ethnic backgrounds provides a stimulating intellectual environment which enhances the learning experience for all students at the school.

University of Melbourne – Doctor of Dental Surgery

The Melbourne Dental School offers the Doctor of Dental Surgery program which incorporates all aspects related to the provision of advanced general dental care to patients as well as teaches students to prepare, develop, execute and write for publication a small research project.

Program: Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS)
Location: Melbourne, Victoria
Semester intake: February
Duration: 4 years
Application deadline: July 29, 2016

Entry requirements

To be eligible to apply for the Melbourne DDS program, eligible applicants must have

  • successfully completed an undergraduate degree in any discipline at a recognized international university within the past 10 years;
  • completed prerequisite second-year subjects (one semester each) in human anatomy, human physiology and biochemistry (approved by Melbourne);
  • completed an entrance examination: either the Canadian DAT or US DAT. Please note that the carving portion of the Canadian DAT is not required for Melbourne Dental School; however, if you have completed the carving section of the test, this score will be considered. Test scores will not be considered if the exam results are more than 2 years old. There is no minimum cutoff GPA or DAT score for this program; however, a high level of academic standard is required for entry.

Apply to the University of Melbourne Dental School!

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Do you have questions about Melbourne Dental School? Contact OzTREKK Australian Dental Schools Admissions Officer Adam Smith at adam@oztrekk.com or call toll free in Canada at 1-866-698-7355.

Monday, April 25th, 2016

Melbourne Dental School talks orthodontics

Most people remember braces as yet another part of an awkward adolescence: metal tracks, elastic bands, and unfortunate food choices.

Associate Professor Paul Schneider is the Head of Orthodontics at Melbourne Dental School and says early in the year is a great time to get started for orthodontic treatment.

“There is more availability in the clinic and patients will find it easy to commence a course of treatment at the start of the year.”

University of Melbourne Dental School

Staff at Melbourne Dental Clinic explaining treatment options. (Photo credit: Melbourne Dental Clinic)

But those of us who had braces in the ’80s or ’90s recall the limited options available. The biggest choice we had was whether we wanted coloured elastic ligatures or just plain ones. These days the options are somewhat broader with traditional metal braces, tooth-coloured ceramic braces, braces behind the teeth and clear aligners viable options for different treatment needs.

Instead of being a major cause for anxiety, orthodontic patients find themselves in good company with high-profile celebrities sporting braces: Emma Watson, Gwen Stefani, Beyoncé and Tom Cruise.

While no one doubts that straightening out a smile can be a big motivator, orthodontists will tell you that straight teeth are not just about aesthetics, but about improving the health and condition of the whole mouth and face.

Proper dental care, including straightening teeth, contributes to better overall health. Orthodontic treatment can correct a jaw deformity, crowded teeth or misaligned bite (known as malocclusion), and speech or breathing difficulties caused by the misalignment.

Crooked teeth are also more difficult to clean, which can lead to increased risk of tooth decay, gum disease or tooth loss.

The University of Melbourne runs a teaching clinic where students of the Melbourne Dental School can experience the real treatment needs of clients under the supervision of registered specialists.

Orthodontic students are qualified dentists undertaking a specialisation. They work under close supervision of clinical specialists, using the best equipment similar to what they would find in their own clinics.

“We have access to the latest digital technology to assist with efficient and comfortable orthodontic treatment,” says Associate Professor Schneider.

The digital technology at the clinic allows students to view the entire mouth in 3D where they are able to diagnose and build a treatment plan for the whole mouth and individual tooth position. In special cases, the clinic is able to manufacture appliances for the specific needs of a complex case which can reduce treatment times. This practice is becoming more and more widespread across private clinics and is available for students while they undergo their clinical training.

Anna Scott is a third-year Doctor of Clinical Dentistry student. “It’s good that we’re getting real-world experience and a spread of treatment options. Patients like it too,” she says.

“They have long appointment times. That means a lot of time with us and attention from us and the clinical supervisor.”

The Melbourne Dental Clinic is an independent, not-for-profit teaching clinic providing ethical practice and a quality treatment and learning experience. Each patient is given treatment options most appropriate for their own needs and circumstances.

Story by Lisa Mamone

About University of Melbourne Dental School Doctor of Dental Surgery

The Melbourne Dental School offers the Doctor of Dental Surgery program which incorporates all aspects related to the provision of advanced general dental care to patients as well as teaches students to prepare, develop, execute and write for publication a small research project.

Program: Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS)
Location: Melbourne, Victoria
Semester intake: February
Duration: 4 years
Application deadline: July 29, 2016

Apply to the University of Melbourne Dental School!

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Contact OzTREKK Australian Dental Schools Admissions Officer Adam Smith to assist you with your application, or to answer any questions you may have regarding the Doctor of Dental Surgery program. Email Adam at adam@oztrekk.com.

Tuesday, April 5th, 2016

University of Melbourne dental researchers: is sugar-free still bad for teeth?

Scientists at the University of Melbourne’s Oral Health Cooperative Research Centre have warned about the damage sugar-free drinks can do to tooth enamel.

Researchers in the centre tested 23 different types of drink, including soft drinks and sports drinks, and found drinks that contain acidic additives and with low pH levels cause measurable damage to dental enamel, even if the drink is sugar-free.

Melbourne Dental School

Learn more about Melbourne Dental School

“Many people are not aware that while reducing your sugar intake does reduce your risk of dental decay, the chemical mix of acids in some foods and drinks can cause the equally damaging condition of dental erosion,” Melbourne Laureate Professor Eric Reynolds, CEO of the Oral Health CRC, said.

“Dental erosion occurs when acid dissolves the hard tissues of the tooth. In its early stages erosion strips away the surface layers of tooth enamel. If it progresses to an advanced stage it can expose the soft pulp inside the tooth.”

Early dental erosion can usually be reversed by oral health professionals with treatments to replace lost minerals.  In more advanced cases, the lost surface of a tooth may need a filling or crown.

Studies in the Oral Health CRC measured dental enamel softening and tooth surface loss following exposure to a range of drinks.

Significant findings:

  • The majority of soft drinks and sports drinks caused softening of dental enamel by 30%-50%.
  • Both sugar-containing and sugar-free soft drinks (including flavoured mineral waters) produced  measurable loss of the tooth surface, with no significant difference between the two groups of drinks.
  • Of 8 sports drinks tested, all but 2 (those with higher calcium content) were found to cause loss of dental enamel.

The Oral Health CRC has this week released a briefing paper outlining the findings of its dental erosion studies and is recommending better consumer information and product labelling to help people consider their oral health when selecting food and drink products.

Professor Reynolds says sugar-free labelling does not necessarily mean a product is safe for teeth.

“We have even found sugar-free confectionery products that are labelled ‘Toothfriendly’ and which when tested were found to be erosive.”

Preventing dental erosion:

  • Check ingredients for acidic additives, especially citric acid (ingredient number 330) and phosphoric acid (ingredient number 338).
  • Drink more water (preferably fluoridated) and limit soft drinks and sports drinks.
  • After eating or drinking acidic products, don’t brush your teeth straight away as this can remove the softened tooth layer. Instead, rinse your mouth with water and wait one hour before brushing.
  • Have regular check-ups with your oral health professional.

About the Oral Health CRC

The Oral Health CRC is a consortium of university and industry partners based at the University of Melbourne and supported by the Australian Government’s Department of Industry, Innovation and Science. The Centre carries out world-class scientific and clinical research to advance the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of oral diseases.

University of Melbourne Dental School

The Melbourne DDS incorporates all aspects related to the provision of advanced general dental care to patients as well as teaches students to prepare, develop, execute and write for publication a small research project. Students will spend their entire final year in clinical settings including the planned Melbourne Dental School private dental clinic, community health centres and rural community clinics which will include provision of oral health care to the aboriginal community. Students will also learn how to run a private practice based on a small-business model.

Program: Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS)
Location: Melbourne, Victoria
Semester intake: February
Duration: 4 years
Application deadline: TBA. For the 2016 intake, the application deadline was July 30, 2015.

Apply now to the University of Melbourne Dental School!

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For information about the Melbourne DDS program and about the 2017 intake, please contact OzTREKK’s Australian Dental Schools Admissions Officer Adam Smith at adam@oztrekk.com.

Thursday, March 17th, 2016

University of Melbourne medicine and dentistry prerequisites

What are University of Melbourne medicine and dentistry prerequisites?

A prerequisite subject is a subject or sequence of subjects which must be completed before entering a course of study. Many programs at the University of Melbourne have prerequisite subjects that must be completed in order to be eligible to apply. The selection requirements for the course you are interested in will normally specify these requirements.

University of Melbourne medicine and dentistry prerequisites

Study at the University of Melbourne

The Doctor of Medicine and Doctor of Dental Surgery require prerequisite subjects in anatomy, biochemistry and physiology taught at the second-year level, or equivalent, with prerequisite subjects to have completed within 10 years of commencing the Doctor of Medicine and Doctor of Dental Surgery. For example, if applying for the 2017 intake then prerequisite subjects must have been completed from 2007 onward.

The university has assessed a large number of subjects from international and Australian universities. If the subjects you have studied are not included in the Melbourne prerequisite list, you will need to submit detailed course outlines to Melbourne to be assessed. The university will also assess combinations of subjects if you feel that you have covered the required content.

If Melbourne has previously assessed your course as equivalent to their prerequisite requirements, it will be listed on the Melbourne International Prerequisites page. If you do not see your courses on this list, you will have to submit your course outlines to the university.

You may check the courses you have taken to date by clicking on the “International” link under the heading “List of assessed subjects and courses” on the Melbourne International Prerequisites page.

What information does Melbourne need to assess your subjects?

The minimum amount of information the University of Melbourne requires to assess your subjects:

  • Subject / course name and code
  • Institution / university where it is taught
  • Specific lecture content/breakdown (for the relevant year studied)
  • Assessment criteria
  • Credit value of subject / course
  • Contact hours of lectures, tutorials and labs
  • Length of subject / course
  • Reading list
  • Lab descriptions, including details of resources used – for Anatomy, please state whether human cadaveric material was used

Must I have my subjects assessed before applying for a course?

If your subjects have not been previously assessed, it is strongly recommended that your subjects be assessed well in advance of applying. Prospective applicants for the MD or DDS  should submit documentation through the Melbourne webform for assessment by May 5, 2016 if you wish to apply to the 2017 intake. This will ensure you are advised of the outcome before the closing date for applications.

Note: Submissions received after this date will be processed but applicants will not receive advice about the outcome of the request until after the closing date for applications.

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OzTREKK is here to help. If you are not sure if your subjects qualify, please contact OzTREKK at or email info@oztrekk.com. Find out more about Melbourne Medical School and Melbourne Dental School!

Wednesday, March 9th, 2016

Melbourne dental students prove healthy teeth are not out of reach

The Healthy Kids, Healthy Teeth campaign is part of the the Poche Indigenous Health Network—an initiative across five universities focusing on particular aspects of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health.

Melbourne Dental School

Professor David Manton, the Elsdon Storey Chair of Child Dental Health, accompanied the students (Photo credit: University of Melbourne)

The campaign, which was run in partnership with the University of Sydney, used a high-tech dental van and a mobile lab to reach very remote communities and provide much-needed dental care.

Doctor of Clinical Dentistry students are already qualified dentists undertaking a specialisation. Jamie Tham, who is working towards a paediatric specialisation, spent some time in rural NSW with Poche Sydney.

“I expected to see just the minimum facilities and to have to do more hands-on clinical work,” he said. “But the team was fantastic and the facilities very impressive.”

Because Jamie is already a qualified, practicing dentist, he was able to take on a supervisory role for the Sydney-based student dentists also volunteering with Poche, and work on patients independently.

Joy Ya-Li Huang, also studying the DCD observed the high treatment needs of her patients. “Home care, diet and lifestyle make a big impact on these children. It was interesting to try and problem-solve and prioritise treatment for these cases,”she said.

Professor David Manton, the Elsdon Storey Chair of Child Dental Health, accompanied the students.

“I think it is imperative that our training dentists and specialists are made aware of the disparity in oral health outcomes between urban and rural populations,” he said. “Especially Indigenous populations. And realise that they can do something towards decreasing this gap.”

Head of Melbourne Dental School Professor Mike Morgan said the program is a win-win: “These activities provide our graduate students, our staff and our alumni with experience in providing care to groups that might otherwise not readily access oral health services. We benefit and so too do the rural communities.”

Poche Melbourne Director Professor Shaun Ewen is very keen for students, clinicians and researchers across the universities to get behind the program. “It is great to see the fantastic work and response from the Melbourne Dental School and their growing partnership with Poche Sydney on this program.”

Many Melbourne Dental School alumni already generously give up their time to help train the next generation of clinicians. Initiatives such as the Healthy Teeth program offers another opportunity for alumni, staff and students to contribute to improved access to oral and dental health. Interested students of dentistry or oral health, and qualified dentists, are invited to contact Kim Szerdahely.

About University of Melbourne Dental School Doctor of Dental Surgery

The Melbourne Dental School offers the Doctor of Dental Surgery program which incorporates all aspects related to the provision of advanced general dental care to patients as well as teaches students to prepare, develop, execute and write for publication a small research project.

Program: Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS)
Location: Melbourne, Victoria
Semester intake: February
Duration: 4 years
Application deadline: TBA. For the 2016 intake, the application deadline was July 30, 2015.

Entry Requirements for the Melbourne Dentistry Program:

To be eligible to apply for the Melbourne DDS program, eligible applicants must have

  • successfully completed an undergraduate degree in any discipline at a recognized international university within the past 10 years;
  • completed prerequisite second-year subjects (one semester each) in human anatomy, human physiology and biochemistry (approved by Melbourne);
  • completed an entrance examination: either the Canadian DAT or US DAT. Please note that the carving portion of the Canadian DAT is not required for Melbourne Dental School; however, if you have completed the carving section of the test, this score will be considered. Test scores will not be considered if the exam results are more than 2 years old. There is no minimum cutoff GPA or DAT score for this program; however, a high level of academic standard is required for entry.

Apply to Melbourne Dental School!

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Contact OzTREKK Australian Dental Schools Admissions Officer Adam Smith to assist you with your application, or to answer any questions you may have regarding dental school in Australia. Email Adam at adam@oztrekk.com.

Tuesday, January 5th, 2016

The mission of the Melbourne Dental School

The mission of the Melbourne Dental School is to be a world-class, research-based school, offering education of the highest quality and to play a leading national and international role with particular relevance to the Asia-Pacific region.

University of Melbourne Dental School

Inside the Melbourne Dental School

In recent years, the school has attracted more research funding than any other dental school in Australia and in 2003-4 established a Cooperative Research Centre for Oral Health Science and the Victorian Centre for Oral Health Science. The school has a major commitment to undergraduate dental education and the training of dental therapists and dental hygienists. It is at the forefront of graduate dental education and has Australia’s largest postgraduate program. It also offers a variety of exciting and valuable continuing professional development programs for dental practitioners. The diverse range of Australian and international students from many social and ethnic backgrounds provides a stimulating intellectual environment which enhances the learning experience for all students at the school.

The Melbourne Dental School has a strong tradition in dental research and an established international reputation in several research areas. Research in the school is an integral component of staff and student activities underpinning both the undergraduate and graduate curricula. The school is ranked as the leading dental research organisation in Australia by the Department of Education, Science and Training. Globally, it has been ranked together with the leading dental schools at Harvard University and the University of Toronto based on the achievements of its staff and students. The major research activities of the school are conducted by four major research groups which cover a vast area of scientific research from basic science to clinical studies and involve a range of scientific disciplines.

The school provides a stimulating and challenging intellectual environment at the forefront of oral health science research with state-of-the-art technologies and international collaborations.

University of Melbourne Dental School

The Melbourne DDS incorporates all aspects related to the provision of advanced general dental care to patients as well as teaches students to prepare, develop, execute and write for publication a small research project. Students will spend their entire final year in clinical settings including the planned Melbourne Dental School private dental clinic, community health centres and rural community clinics which will include provision of oral health care to the aboriginal community. Students will also learn how to run a private practice based on a small-business model.

Program: Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS)
Location: Melbourne, Victoria
Semester intake: February
Duration: 4 years

Apply now to the University of Melbourne Dental School!

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For information about the Melbourne DDS program and about the 2017 intake, please contact OzTREKK’s Australian Dental Schools Admissions Officer Adam Smith at adam@oztrekk.com.