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Monday, January 7th, 2019

Australian dental school applications are open!

Great news! Dentistry applications are officially open!

And because we love to make our students smile, this year we’re giving away a GoPro HERO7 & Adventure Kit. Your name will be entered into the draw if you apply before February 15, 2019.

Dentistry applications are open!
Dentistry applications are open!

Dentistry Applications are Open!

When you apply through OzTREKK, we add you to our dentistry group so you stay in the loop. We will always keep you informed about

  • application deadlines;
  • admissions requirements;
  • dentistry webinars;
  • OzTREKK and university in-person events; and
  • much more!

We are here to support you throughout your entire journey—from application to arrival—for free. Extra bonus? Most of our Australian university partners waive their application fee for OzTREKK students.

How to Apply to an Australian Dental School

Applying to the Australian Dental Schools listed below via OzTREKK is streamlined and stress-free. You can apply to multiple dentistry programs at the same time via our online OzTREKK Australian Dental Schools application.

Learn more about Australian dental schools:

Dentistry Admissions Webinar

Are your grades competitive? Register now for our upcoming webinar on Thursday, January 10 at 3 p.m. EST to learn more about what it takes to get in to each of our dental schools.

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Need help with your dentistry application? Contact OzTREKK’s Australian Dental Schools Admissions Officer Alexa Graham at alexa@oztrekk.com.

Monday, August 8th, 2016

What is dentistry program accreditation?

Accreditation signifies that a dentistry program provides graduates with the knowledge, skills and professional attributes necessary to safely practice their profession. For a program to be accredited an education provider and the dental practitioner program it offers must meet the Australian Dental Council and Dental Council (New Zealand) Accreditation Standards.

What is dentistry program accreditation?

Study at a dental school in Australia!

The purpose of accreditation is to

  • protect the public by ensuring that only health practitioners who are suitably trained and qualified are eligible to register with the Dental Board of Australia (DBA) and
  • facilitate the provision of high-quality education and training of health practitioners.

What are the Program Accreditation Standards?

The program accreditation standards specify the criteria against which education and training programs are assessed for accreditation. The Health Practitioner Regulation National Law Act 2009 (National Law) requires these standards to be approved by the Dental Board of Australia for the dental profession.

Why are Program Accreditation Standards reviewed?

The Australian Dental Council (ADC) visits education providers as part of the process to determine whether a program meets the Accreditation Standards.

There is a need for the current standards to incorporate contemporary educational practice (e.g., distant education) and encompass new regulatory changes in the education sector (e.g., Australian Qualifications Framework) and governmental directions (e.g., National Prescribing Service competencies).

There is also a requirement under the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency’s Quality Framework for the Accreditation Function for regular review of program accreditation standards. Review of an Australian dentistry program does not mean there is something wrong with the program; it is simply a process to review regulatory changes and past educational implementations.

James Cook University Dental School

Accreditation:  Renewed January 1, 2016 – next review December 31, 2022
Program: Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS)
Location: Cairns, Queensland
Semester intake: February
Duration: 5 years
Application deadline: August 30, 2016

Griffith University Dental School

Accreditation:  Renewed January 1, 2016 – next review December 31, 2022
Program: Bachelor of Oral Health in Dental Science/Graduate Diploma of Dentistry
Location: Gold Coast, Queensland
Semester intake: February
Duration: 5 years
Application deadline: The 2017 intake has filled. Applications for 2018 are being accepted.

UQ Dental School

Accreditation:  Newly accredited January 1, 2015 – up for review December 31, 2016
Program: Bachelor of Dental Science (Honours)
Location: Brisbane, Queensland
Semester intake: February
Duration: 5 years
Application deadline: October 30, 2016

University of Melbourne Dental School

Accreditation:  Newly accredited January 1, 2011 – up for review December 31, 2016
Program: Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS)
Location: Melbourne, Victoria
Semester intake: February
Duration: 4 years
Application deadline: Applications closed July 29, 2016

University of Sydney Dental School

Accreditation:  Newly accredited 1 January 2012 – up for review December 31, 2017
Program: Doctor of Dental Medicine
Location: Sydney, New South Wales
Semester intake:February 2017
Duration: 4 years
Application deadline: Applications closed June 21, 2016

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Find out more about accreditation and about dentistry programs in Australia. Email OzTREKK’s Australian Dental Schools Admissions Officer Adam Smith at adam@oztrekk.com for more information!

Monday, July 18th, 2016

Study dentistry in Australia, practice in Canada

If you’ve been considering studying dentistry, you know that there are 10 Canadian dental schools. But what if you’d like to study internationally? If you earn a dentistry degree from an Australian Dental School, is it valid in Canada?

Australian Dental Schools in Australia

Study dentistry in Australia

Since 2010, there has been a reciprocal agreement between Canada and Australia allowing international graduates of accredited dentistry programs from both countries to be considered the same as domestic graduates.

To become a licensed dentist in Canada, graduates of accredited dental programs must successfully complete the National Dental Examining Board of Canada‘s (NDEB) Certification Process. The Certification Process comprises two examinations. These examinations are based on the competencies required to be a beginning dental practitioner in Canada.

The written examination consists of two 2.5-hour examination papers. Each examination paper contains 150 multiple-choice type items. The examination tests foundation science knowledge and applied clinical science knowledge and judgment.

For the Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE), clinical judgment and problem-solving skills are tested in a case-based examination. Patient data is presented in timed stations with extended match-type questions. Candidates may also be required to review patient information and write an acceptable prescription for a medication commonly prescribed by general dentists in Canada.

Your Pathway to Certification

  1. Application
    Create an online application through the NDEB portal.
  2. Registration for the Examinations
    Register for available examinations through your online profile.
  3. Proof of Graduation
    Provide an original official transcript of marks indicating date of convocation.
  4. Certification
    When you have passed both examinations and proof of graduation is received, you will be certified and a certificate will be issued.
  5. Provincial Licensure
    Requests for licensure are made through the provincial dental regulatory authorities.

For detailed information, be sure to visit NDEB website: http://www.ndeb.ca/

Ready to take that next step? Apply to an Australian Dental School!

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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, May 9th, 2014

About Australian dental schools

What’s the Difference Between Undergraduate-  and Graduate-entry Dental Programs?

Undergraduate Entry: An undergraduate-entry dental program is one that students may apply to directly from high school, without any university studies, although you may still apply if you have completed or partially completed a university degree. JCU Dental School launched its dentistry program in 2009, and welcomed international students for the first time in the 2012 intake at the beautiful JCU Cairns campus. The JCU Dental School program accepts applicants directly from high school or from university studies.

Australian Dental Schools in Australia

Study dentistry at an Australian Dental School

UQ Dental School offers a 5-year, undergraduate-entry dental program, which allows students to enter directly from high school or after having partially or fully completed university studies.

Graduate Entry: A graduate-entry dental program is one that requires applicants to have completed a bachelor degree as part of the admissions requirement. The Melbourne Dental School and the Sydney Dental School recently introduced four-year, graduate-entry dental programs. Canadian applicants must complete an undergraduate degree, the MCAT or DAT, and undergraduate prerequisite subjects to be eligible for admission.

James Cook University Dental School

The James Cook University Dental School’s Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS) is a broad-based program that includes all aspects of dental practice and aims to promote improved oral health care delivery, particularly to people living in rural, remote and tropical regions of Australia. The curriculum integrates the basic sciences with dental clinical sciences and preventative oral health strategies. JCU Dental School students will have early exposure to clinical practice, with an increasing proportion of the course dedicated to clinical skills in the later years.

Semester intake: February
Duration: 5 years
Application deadline: August 29, 2014

Apply to James Cook University Dental School

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University of Melbourne Dental School

The Melbourne Dental School offers the Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS), 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.

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.

Semester intake: February
Duration: 4 years
Application deadline: June 23, 2014 (Melbourne time). NOTE: All Melbourne DDS application documents must be at the OzTREKK office by Friday, June 20, 2014 in order for your complete application to be submitted on time.


Apply to the University of Melbourne Dental School

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University of Queensland Dental School

The University of Queensland Dental School’s Bachelor of Dental Science (BDSc) students enter this program in second year, following one year of science at the university. The remaining four years of the program involve three years of applied dental science and one year of extramural clinical practice.

Clinical work begins in second year and is broadened in the third and fourth years of study. Each student is assigned patients and is then responsible for the dental care of these patients. The final year of study provides external clinical experience. Students will be rotated to a variety of state government health clinics including rural, school, hospital and community clinics.

Semester intake: February
Duration: 5 years
Application deadline: October 31, 2014

Apply to the University of Queensland Dental School

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University of Sydney Dental School

The University of 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 post-graduate 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 Dental School is about comprehensive learning, and embracing all the aspects of becoming a successful dentist. Sub-units integrate academic disciplines such as endodontics and orthodontics with the requisite training needed to evolve dental health knowledge into the highly specialized skills of a dental health professional.

Semester intake: February
Duration: 4 years
Application deadline: July 7, 2014 (10 a.m. Sydney time) NOTE: In order for your complete application to be submitted on time, all documents must be at the OzTREKK office by Friday, July 4, 2014.

Apply to the University of Sydney Dental School

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If you have any questions regarding dental schools 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 more about Australian Dental Schools and about how you can study dentistry in Australia!

Monday, May 5th, 2014

Australian Dental School accreditation

What is Accreditation?

Accreditation signifies that a dentistry program provides graduates with the knowledge, skills and professional attributes necessary to safely practice their profession—in this case, we are talking about dental schools in Australia. For a program to be accredited an education provider and the dental practitioner program it offers must meet the Australian Dental Council and Dental Council (New Zealand) Accreditation Standards.

Australian Dental Schools in Australia

Learn more about dentistry schools in Australia

What are the Program Accreditation Standards?

The program accreditation standards specify the criteria against which education and training programs are assessed for accreditation. The Health Practitioner Regulation National Law Act 2009 (National Law) requires these standards to be approved by the Dental Board of Australia for the Dental Profession.

Why are the Program Accreditation Standards being reviewed?

There is a need for the current standards to incorporate contemporary educational practice (e.g., distant education) and encompass new regulatory changes in the education sector (e.g., Australian Qualifications Framework) and governmental directions (e.g., National Prescribing Service competencies).

There is also a requirement under the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency’s Quality Framework for the Accreditation Function for regular review of program accreditation standards. Review of an Australian dentistry program does not mean there is something wrong with the program; it is simply a process to review regulatory changes and past educational implementations.

Since 2010, there has been a reciprocal agreement between Canada and Australia allowing international graduates of accredited dentistry programs from both countries to be considered the same as domestic graduates.

This means that Canadians who have graduated from an accredited Australian dentistry program would only be required to write the same National Dental Examining Board of Canada (NDEB) Written Examination and Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE) as someone who graduated from a Canadian dentistry program before he or she would be licensed to practice.

So if you have the international experience in mind, a dentistry degree from any one of the following Australian Dental Schools will allow you to practice as a dentist in Canada!

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For more information about how to apply to dental school, Australian Dental School entry requirements, application deadlines, tuition fees, and scholarships, please contact OzTREKK 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 you can study in Australia!

Friday, March 14th, 2014

Canadian and Australian Dental reciprocal agreement

If you’ve been considering studying dentistry, you know that there are 10 Canadian dental schools. But what if you’d like to study internationally? If you earn a dentistry degree from an Australian Dental School, is it valid in Canada?

Australian Dental Schools in Australia

Study dentistry in Australia

Since 2010, there has been a reciprocal agreement between Canada and Australia allowing international graduates of accredited dentistry programs from both countries to be considered the same as domestic graduates.

This means that Canadians who have graduated from an accredited Australian dentistry program would only be required to write the same National Dental Examining Board of Canada (NDEB) Written Examination and Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE) as someone who graduated from a Canadian dentistry program before he or she would be licensed to practice. This applies equally to accredited Australian dentistry programs—whether they are undergraduate-entry, such as the Bachelor of Dental Surgery or Bachelor of Dental Science degrees, or whether they are graduate-entry, such as the  Doctor of Dental Surgery or Doctor of Dental Medicine degrees.

The Written Examination consists of two 2.5-hour examination papers. Each examination paper contains 150 multiple-choice type items. The examination tests foundation science knowledge and applied clinical science knowledge and judgment.

For the Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE), clinical judgment and problem solving skills are tested in a case-based examination. Patient data is presented in timed stations with extended match type questions. Candidates may also be required to review patient information and write an acceptable prescription for a medication commonly prescribed by general dentists in Canada.

For detailed information, be sure to visit NDEB website: http://www.ndeb.ca/

Ready to take that next step? Apply to an Australian Dental School!

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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 any time to assist you with your dental school application, or to answer any questions you may have regarding dentistry school in Australia. Email Adam at adam@oztrekk.com or call 1-866-698-7355.

Friday, March 7th, 2014

OzTREKK Funny Friday

Q: What did one tooth say to the other tooth?
A: Thar’s gold in them fills!

Australian Dental Schools in Australia

Find out how to apply to an Australian Dental School

Q: What did the judge say to the dentist?
A: Do you swear to pull the tooth, the whole tooth, and nothing but the tooth?

Q: Why did the tree go to the dentist?
A: To get a root canal.

Q: Why did the king go to the dentist?
A: To get his teeth crowned!

Q: What time do you go to the dentist?
A: Tooth-hurty!

Q: What does a dentist do during an earthquake?
A: She braces herself!

Q: What did the tooth say to the dentist as she was leaving?
A: Fill me in when you get back

Q: What is a dentist’s favorite animal?
A: A molar bear!

Q: Has your tooth stopped hurting yet?
A: I don’t know, the dentist kept it.

Q: What did the dentist get for an award?
A: A little plaque

How to Apply to an Australian Dental School

Applying to an Australian Dental Schools listed below is streamlined and made stress-free for you by OzTREKK. All dental school applications are submitted directly to the OzTREKK Application and Information Centre in Ontario, Canada. To commence the application process, please click on the school that you wish to apply to, below, and follow the step-by-step guide.

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If you have any questions regarding dental schools 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 more about Australian Dental Schools and about how you can study dentistry in Australia!

Wednesday, February 26th, 2014

Australian Dental School applications are open for the 2015 intake!

Are you interested in studying dentistry? Applications to Australian Dental Schools in Australia for the 2015 intake are now open via OzTREKK!

Australian Dental Schools in Australia

Study dentistry in Australia!

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

What’s the Difference Between Undergraduate-  and Graduate-entry Dental Programs?

Undergraduate Entry: JCU Dental School launched its dentistry program in 2009, and welcomed international students for the first time in the 2012 intake at the beautiful JCU Cairns campus. James Cook University Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS) program accepts applicants directly from high school or from university studies.

UQ Dental School offers a 5-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 post-secondary studies.

Graduate Entry: The University of Melbourne and the University of Sydney recently introduced four-year, graduate-entry dental programs in Australia—the Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) and Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD), respectively. Canadian applicants must complete an undergraduate degree, the MCAT or DAT, and undergraduate prerequisite subjects to be eligible for admission to Melbourne Dental School and Sydney Dental School.

How to Apply to an Australian Dental School

Applying to an Australian Dental Schools listed below is streamlined and made stress-free for you by OzTREKK. All dental school applications are submitted directly to the OzTREKK Application and Information Centre in Ontario, Canada. To commence the application process, please click on the school that you wish to apply to, below, and follow the step-by-step guide.

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For more information about how to apply to dental school, Australian Dental School entry requirements, application deadlines, tuition fees, and scholarships, please contact OzTREKK 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 you can study in Australia!

Tuesday, November 12th, 2013

Sydney Dental School studies the clues found in ancient teeth

The current genetic makeup of Europeans is the product of prehistoric events, such as migrations; however, which past events and how they have shaped modern European mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) variation remains intensely debated.

Sydney Dental School

Students at work at the Sydney Dental School

Dr Christina Adler of the Sydney Dental School is part of a study, recently published in the journal Science, which aims to address this question by using ancient human DNA from teeth.

Teeth provide an ideal source of preserved genetic material. The DNA within the tooth is protected, being trapped within a calcified matrix, and the reduced porosity of teeth compared to bone makes them more resistant to contamination. This study presented a large-scale chronological study including 364 individuals from the Early Neolithic to the Early Bronze Age (5,500-1,550 cal BC).

From these individuals, their teeth and bones were used as to create a detailed temporal mtDNA profile of prehistoric cultures in Europe. This genetic transect through time was used to identify four successive population events during the Neolithic era that led to the formation of modern European genetic diversity. In particular, the authors of this study were able to identify a key role of Late Neolithic cultures at the dawn of metallurgy and stratified societies in contributing to the current genetic makeup of Europeans.

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Do you have any questions regarding Sydney Dental School or other dentistry schools 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 more about Australian Dental Schools and about how you can study in Australia!