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Monday, April 8th, 2019

Introducing OzTREKK’s newest partner, the University of Otago!

Introducing the University of Otago in beautiful and magical New Zealand! We are all are proud to announce our partnership with Otago as an incredible higher-education option for you!

Founded in 1869, the University of Otago is New Zealand’s oldest university and is still leading the way when it comes to world-class teaching and student lifestyle. The campus is situated in the centre of Dunedin, a city offering the best of both worlds to students!

Great news for everyone interested in studying dentistry

That means you can now apply to the University of Otago’s 5-year, undergraduate Bachelor of Dental Surgery program! This is a very exciting option for our post-grad students as you may be eligible to complete this program in 4 years. This is the first time we’ve been able to offer an accelerated, 4-year option for our students with a degree and without a DAT.

Because of Otago’s Health Sciences First Year program, we do not recommend students coming directly from high school apply to this program.

In addition to being an excellent educational option (Otago is one of the highest ranked dental programs in the world), students commencing next year will also be treated brand new facilities! The 2020 intake marks the inaugural year of the $130-million, 214-chair, dentistry building (the newest in the southern hemisphere—and perhaps the world)!

What does it take to get in?

1. A bachelor’s degree
You must have a completed bachelor’s degree with a minimum cGPA of 5.0 out of 7.0 (roughly 2.7/4, or 70% or B-) with the equivalent of all courses as required for the University of Otago‘s Health Sciences Year 1:

  • Foundations of Biochemistry
  • Cell and Molecular Biology
  • The Chemical Basis of Biology and Human Health
  • Human Body Systems I
  • Human Body Systems II
  • Biological Physics
  • Population Health

2. Complete the UCAT ANZ (University Clinical Aptitude Test)
Similar to other admissions tests, the UCAT ANZ is a 2-hour, computer-based test delivered in Pearson VUE test centres throughout Canada. Practice tests are available!

Verbal Reasoning – Ability to think logically about written information and arrive at a reasoned conclusion
Decision Making – Ability to apply logic to reach a decision or conclusion, evaluate arguments and analyze statistical information
Quantitative Reasoning – Ability to solve numerical problems
Abstract Reasoning – Ability to infer relationships from information by convergent and divergent thinking
Situational Judgement – Measures responses in situations and your grasp of medical ethics

Apply now to the University of Otago dentistry program!

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Please let us know if you have any questions about studying dentistry at the University of Otago! Contact OzTREKK’s Australian Dental Schools Admissions Officer Alexa Graham at alexa@oztrekk.com.

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.

Friday, February 20th, 2015

Sydney Dental School applications for the 2016 intake are open

Applications to Sydney Dental School’s Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD) program are now open for the February 2016 intake via OzTREKK!

University of Sydney Dental School

Study dentistry at Sydney Uni

About the Sydney Dental School

The Sydney Dental School’s Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD) is a graduate-entry program that 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 of Sydney has come to be renowned, giving students an applicable knowledge of dental health from the community to the laboratory.

Program: Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD)
Location: Sydney, New South Wales
Semester intake: February
Duration: 4 years
Application deadline: July 6, 2015

Entry Requirements for the Sydney Dentistry Program

1. Performance in an Undergraduate Degree

Students can apply to Sydney Dental School if they have completed a bachelor’s degree in any discipline, and achieve a grade point average (GPA) of 5.5 out of 7.0 (or equivalent) from a recognized university. The grade requirement is generally equivalent to a GPA of 2.7 out of 4.0.

Program Prerequisite

All Sydney DMD applicants are required to have completed a human biological science degree or, as a minimum, completed one semester of a Biology subject equivalent to the University of Sydney units of study: “Concepts in Biology” BIOL1001 or “Human Biology” BIOL1003 or equivalent. This may be achieved as part of the undergraduate degree or may be studied on a non-degree basis through a winter or summer school program. A degree in medical science will be deemed equivalent.

Contact Adam at OzTREKK to discuss whether you meet the Sydney DMD program prerequisite.

2. Performance in an Admissions Test: Canadian DAT, U.S. DAT, MCAT, or GAMSAT

Students must achieve a minimum performance in one of the following admissions tests:

  • Canadian Dental Aptitude Test (DAT;)
  • US Dental Admission Test (DAT); or
  • Medical Colleges Admissions Test (MCAT);
  • Graduate Australian Medical Schools Admissions Test (GAMSAT).

Most Canadian applicants choose to sit the DAT or the MCAT. All of the above tests are acceptable, and only one is required.

The minimum scores required to be considered for an interview:

  • CDAT or DAT: minimum score of 15 in each section (carving score will not be used)
  • MCAT: 8/8/8 or 8/8/M/8 or a computerized numerical aggregate of 24 with a grade of M
  • GAMSAT: a minimum level of 50 in each of the three sections

Test results from January 2013 onward will be accepted for the 2016 intake.

3. Performance in an Online Interview

Those students whose applications are found to be competitive will be invited to participate in a multiple mini interview (MMI). The MMI aims to sample a candidate’s competencies in order to gain a more accurate picture of strengths, weaknesses and suitability for the Sydney Dental School’s Doctor of Dental Medicine program. International applicants’ interviews will be conducted via an online link using Skype.

Apply now to Sydney Dental School!

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If you have any questions regarding how to apply to Sydney Dental School, 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!

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!

Wednesday, February 26th, 2014

Sydney Dental School applications for the 2015 intake are open

Applications to Sydney Dental School’s Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD) program are now open for the February 2015 intake via OzTREKK!

University of Sydney Dental School

Study dentistry at Sydney Uni

About the Sydney Dental School

The Sydney Dental School’s Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD) is a graduate-entry program that 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 of Sydney has come to be renowned, giving students an applicable knowledge of dental health from the community to the laboratory.

Program: Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD)
Location: Sydney, New South Wales
Semester intake: February 2015
Duration: 4 years
Application deadline: TBC by the faculty. For the 2014 intake, the application deadline for this program was July 7, 2013.

Entry Requirements for the Sydney Dentistry Program

1. Performance in an Undergraduate Degree

Students can apply to Sydney Dental School if they have completed a bachelor’s degree in any discipline, and achieve a grade point average (GPA) of 5.5 out of 7.0 (or equivalent) from a recognized university. The grade requirement is generally equivalent to a GPA of 2.7 out of 4.0.

Sydney Dental School has decided to continue their trial including the results from coursework master degrees in the calculation of the GPA. The trial will be limited to international applicants who are applying in 2014 for enrollment in the Sydney dentistry program in 2015. During the trial, international applicants who hold a master’s degree by coursework as well as a bachelor’s degree will be permitted to either

  • nominate their bachelor’s degree for use in the GPA calculation, or
  • nominate that both their master’s and their bachelor’s degree be used in the GPA calculation.

The GPA will be calculated on all years of the most recent bachelor’s degree equally, including an honours year if undertaken. Postgraduate research or coursework qualifications are excluded from the GPA calculation. There is no standardized GPA scale used by Canadian universities, and grading systems differ among post-secondary institutions here in Canada.

Program Prerequisite

All Sydney DMD applicants are required to have completed a human biological science degree or, as a minimum, completed one semester of a Biology subject equivalent to the University of Sydney units of study: “Concepts in Biology” BIOL1001 or “Human Biology” BIOL1003 or equivalent. This may be achieved as part of the undergraduate degree or may be studied on a non-degree basis through a winter or summer school program. A degree in medical science will be deemed equivalent.

Contact Adam at OzTREKK to discuss whether you meet the Sydney DMD program prerequisite.

2. Performance in an Admissions Test: Canadian DAT, U.S. DAT, MCAT, or GAMSAT

Students must achieve a minimum performance in one of the following admissions tests:

  • Canadian Dental Aptitude Test (DAT;)
  • US Dental Admission Test (DAT); or
  • Medical Colleges Admissions Test (MCAT);
  • Graduate Australian Medical Schools Admissions Test (GAMSAT).

Most Canadian applicants choose to sit the DAT or the MCAT. All of the above tests are acceptable, and only one is required.

The minimum scores required to be considered for an interview:

  • CDAT or DAT: minimum score of 15 in each section (carving score will not be used)
  • MCAT: 8/8/8 or 8/8/M/8 or a computerized numerical aggregate of 24 with a grade of M
  • GAMSAT: a minimum level of 50 in each of the three sections

Test results from January 2012 onward will be accepted for the 2015 intake.

3. Performance in an Online Interview

Those students whose applications are found to be competitive will be invited to participate in a multiple mini interview (MMI). The MMI aims to sample a candidate’s competencies in order to gain a more accurate picture of strengths, weaknesses and suitability for the Sydney Dental School’s Doctor of Dental Medicine program. International applicants’ interviews will be conducted via an online link using Skype.

Apply now to Sydney Dental School!

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If you have any questions regarding how to apply to Sydney Dental School, 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!

Wednesday, January 15th, 2014

Getting ready to write the DAT

Many pre-dentistry students will be writing the Canadian 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. OzTREKK has 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.

Sydney Dental School

Students at the Sydney Dental School

Upcoming DAT dates:

  • Saturday, February 22, 2014
  • Saturday, November 1, 2014

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:

If you have any questions regarding the DAT or dental school in Australia, 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!