The Bachelor of Dental Surgery at James Cook University is a five-year undergraduate degree that provides you with the knowledge and skills you need to become a competent practitioner of  dentistry.

It is a broad-based program that includes all aspects of dental practice and focuses on issues of concern to northern Australia, particularly those relating to tropical, rural and Indigenous practice. The curriculum integrates the basic sciences with dental clinical sciences and preventive oral health strategies.

In addition, our Indigenous Health Careers Access Program (IHCAP) is the first initiative of its kind in Australia designed to increase the success levels of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students pursuing a health career.

Successful applicants require Hepatitis B immunisation, current Queensland First Aid and CPR certificates plus a Suitability to Work with Children (Blue Card) and an Australian Federal Police before undertaking placement. It is recommended that these requirements be completed by the end of your first semester/teaching period.