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About Dentistry

Number one for student experience

Graduate with confidence. As a leader in student experience*, JCU Dentistry students receive over 2,000 hours of clinical practice and begin with hands-on experience in first semester.

Be the world of difference

Make an impact in rural and remote health. JCU Dentistry students learn while improving oral health care in underserved communities.

State-of-the-art facilities

Practice on real patients – experience learning in the JCU Dental Clinic and JCU Orthodontic Clinic. Use the latest in advanced technology to provide comprehensive diagnosis and treatment.

Graduate success

Five stars for graduate employment^. JCU Dentistry graduates are in high demand and receive an above average salary*.

Overview

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.

College of Medicine and Dentistry

Take a fly-through video tour of the College of Medicine & Dentistry facilities at JCU Cairns.

^Good Universities Guide 2018 *QILT 2016-2017 Data