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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 and Dental Technology 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.

Double degrees

Studying a double degree is a great way to increase your career options

Study dentistry and oral health at Griffith

The future of dentistry is here

The new $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 here, 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 - the other dental degree leading to a great future

Griffith’s innovative Bachelor of Oral Health in 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.

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 says. 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

Study options

Degrees Campus OP rank
Bachelor of Oral Health in Dental Science Gold Coast 1
Bachelor of Oral Health in Dental Technology Gold Coast 10
Doctor of Clinical Dentistry in Periodontology Gold Coast
Graduate Diploma of Dentistry Gold Coast
Master of Clinical Dentistry in Implant Dentistry Gold Coast
Master of Dental Technology in Prosthetics Gold Coast

It is important to check the degree requirements including placement requirements, before you apply.

Scholarships

Over 400 Scholarships available

Career outcomes

Employment prospects in dentistry are excellent

Our graduates of the Bachelor of Oral Health in Dental Science and the Graduate Diploma 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.

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Monday 26 September — Friday 30 September

Queensland conservatorium auditions

Queensland Conservatorium live auditions will be conducted the week beginning Monday 26 September. 

Friday 30 September — Monday 26 September

QTAC and UAC on time applications close

To attend Griffith in 2017, apply for our degrees via QTAC or UAC by 30 September, 2016. You can apply after this date, but a late fee will apply.

Friday 30 September — Monday 26 September

Queensland Conservatorium QTAC and UAC applications due

Apply by 30 September via QTAC or UAC for Queensland Conservatorium degrees.

Monday 27 February — Friday 26 May

Trimester 1

From 2017, we’ll be teaching across three trimesters, rather than two semesters, with our first trimester kicking off on Monday 27 February.