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Your first step towards a rewarding career in dentistry
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 Hygiene 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.
Study with Australia's NO.3 ranked university for Dentistry and oral health
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.
New in 2020 Bachelor of Dental Hygiene
This brand new degree for Griffith in 2020 will prepare you for a career as a dental hygienist, working as a dental practitioner with a focus on patient care and education in the prevention of dental diseases. In this three year degree you'll gain valuable hands-on-practical experience working alongside dentists, dental prosthetists and dental specialists in Griffith's state of the art health facilities and clinics.
Ranked #3 in Australia
Griffith’s School of Dentistry and Oral Health is ranked #3 in the ShanghaiRanking’s Global Ranking of Academic Subjects 2020.
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.'
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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