Australian dental schools in Australia have traditionally been structured similarly to many other professional programs offered at Australian universities. At most Australian universities, students can enter an Australian dental school directly from high school. Students from Canada who have already completed an undergraduate degree may also apply for entry into the Bachelor of Dental Science or Bachelor of Dental Surgery programs. These undergraduate-entry level dental programs at Australian universities are typically five years in length.
The University of Melbourne Dental School introduced the Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) program in 2011, for those who have completed an undergraduate degree.
James Cook University School of Dentistry launched its dentistry program in 2009, and welcomed international students for the first time in the 2012 intake of the Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS) degree at the beautiful JCU Cairns campus. JCU accepts applicants directly from high school or from university studies.
The University of Queensland Dental School and Charles Sturt University Dental School offer a five-year, undergraduate-entry Bachelor of Dental Science (BDSc), which allows students to enter the dental program directly from high school or after having partially or fully completed postsecondary studies.
The Bachelor of Dental Health Science at Griffith University Dental School also accepts applicants directly from high school.
OzTREKK Admissions Officer: Adam Smith