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Good dental health is vital for everyone, making dentistry a primary health care profession. In choosing a career in dental science, you'll be prepared to make a difference in many lives.

Bachelor degrees in Dental Science, Dental Technology and Dental Prosthetics at Griffith are your stepping stone towards a career in dentistry and oral health.

From Year 1 of your studies, you'll be undertaking rigorous hands-on training, working alongside registered dentists and dental specialists in various workplace settings—including our modern dental clinic and specialised laboratories in the Griffith Health Centre, or our network of clinics in regional areas.

Rural students required for Dentistry

A number of places are set aside for students from rural backgrounds.

Study dentistry and oral health at Griffith

The future of dentistry is here

The $150 million purpose-built Griffith Health Centre on our Gold Coast campus provides world-class facilities including a 96-chair dental clinic, commercial dental and clinical skills laboratories, high-level IT facilities, and research facilities.

Studying at Griffith, you’ll acquire the knowledge that underpins dental practice and get essential practical experience. You’ll graduate with superior skills and confidence, gained from working closely with qualified oral health professionals in our modern dental clinic and commercial laboratory.

Dental Technology and Dental Prosthetics - more dental degrees leading to a great future

Griffith’s innovative Bachelor of Dental Technology was the first new dental degree developed in Australia in over 60 years.

Dental technicians know how to combine their art and science skills to create custom-made dental devices such as dentures, crowns and bridges, and orthodontic appliances to enable people to use their teeth properly. As an important member of a larger team, you'll learn how to work collaboratively with dentists and specialists.

A double degree in Dental Technology and Dental Prosthetics combines technical and clinical skills to work directly with patients to diagnose, design, manufacture and fit removable dentures. Studying two degrees (Bachelor of Dental Technology and Bachelor of Dental Prosthetics) over four years leads to more opportunities for specialisation.

The Bachelor of Dental Prosthetics shares the first two years with the Bachelor of Dental Technology and has a clinical final year.

5-Star Rated

Dentistry at Griffith is rated 5-stars for Educational Experience and Teaching Quality by the Good Universities Guide 2018, a leading independent provider of high-quality education and career information.

Michael Baker

Griffith Dentistry and Oral Health Graduate

Dentistry graduate Michael Baker performed many hours of clinical experience in the Indigenous community of Cherbourg in central Queensland during his degree. The program is delivered in partnership with Barambah Regional Medical Health service, which provides facilities and accommodation for the students. 'We took portable dental chairs with us and converted their nursing rooms into four dental surgeries,' he said. For Michael, the placement was about more than education. `For me, it's something I can give back to the community and I absolutely loved it.'

Michael Baker

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Career outcomes

Employment prospects in dentistry are excellent

Our graduates of the Bachelor of Dental Health Science and the Master of Dentistry are qualified to work as a registered dentist, with opportunities in private practice, hospitals, school dental clinics and the armed services. Further study and research can lead to a career in specialty practice or academic teaching.

In Dental Technology, employment prospects are excellent for those who are committed to the profession. Working closely with referring dental practitioners and specialists, you can own and operate a dental laboratory, or work in a laboratory in the public or private sector.

Dental Prosthetists will find employment opportunities in the public and private health sectors through government health department clinics and private practice as independent clinicians.

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Tuesday 23 July — Tuesday 23 July

Sunshine Coast Daily Careers Expo

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Monday 5 August — Monday 5 August

Townsville Careers Expo

Visit the Griffith University stand at the Townsville Careers Expo to talk to our expert advisers about your study goals, life at Griffith, online study options and more.

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Sunday 11 August — Sunday 11 August

Open Day

On Open Day, you’ll find general information about all our degrees at each campus, as well as essential information about student support services, admissions, scholarships and postgraduate studies. It’s a great time to get to know our campuses, experience life at Griffith, explore your study options and find the information you need to make a decision about your future.

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Monday 9 September — Tuesday 10 September

Mature Student Open Evenings

If you’re considering further study, get the right advice and information you need at our January Mature Student Open Evenings. No matter whether you're returning to university after a few years off, starting study for the first time or looking for a postgraduate degree to further your career, we can help.

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Thursday 12 September — Thursday 12 September

Mature Student Open Evenings

If you’re considering further study, get the right advice and information you need at our January Mature Student Open Evenings. No matter whether you're returning to university after a few years off, starting study for the first time or looking for a postgraduate degree to further your career, we can help.

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Monday 23 September — Friday 4 October

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Do you have questions about studying at Griffith? Book a personalised 30-minute Q&A session with one of our expert study advisers to get advice about your study options, available scholarships and support services.

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Monday 21 October — Friday 25 October

Trimester 3: Orientation

Get the right start and find out everything you need to know about starting at Griffith.

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Tuesday 29 October — Thursday 31 October

Application Support Nights

Need help with your university application? Receive personalised advice and assistance from one of our expert study advisers to start and/or complete your university application.

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Monday 16 December — Thursday 19 December

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If your OP or ATAR result changes your direction, chat online with our expert study advisers to explore your study options. Find out about admissions pathways, entry requirements and changing your preferences.

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