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Bachelor of Dental Surgery

Gain a comprehensive education in oral health and healthcare in Australia and train to meet the need for highly-skilled dentists in rural, remote and Indigenous communities.

#1 in Australia*

Full-time graduate employment *Good Universities Guide 2021, UG study area

#1 in Australia*

Median graduate salary *Good Universities Guide 2021, UG study area

#1 in Queensland*

Student Support *Good Universities Guide 2021, UG study area

Location

Commencing

  • Cairns: February

Fees

$10,193.00+

+estimated annual Commonwealth Supported Fee

Fees are based on 2020 figures and are subject to change


Plus Student Services and Amenities fee
Fee deferral and scholarships available if eligible

Duration

5 years full-time

Entry Requirements

English (Units 3/4,C), Mathematical Methods (Units 3/4,C), Chemistry (Units 3/4,C)

Recommended Knowledge

Biology (Units 3/4,C)

QTAC Codes

  • 327091

Course detail

Real stories

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    Student

    Linda Gualtieri

    Bachelor of Dental Surgery

    The simulation clinic provides a great learning opportunity, as the supervisors bring with them many years of dental experience. We are very fortunate to have academics that impart such great knowledge, expertise and practical experiences on our journey in becoming dentists.

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    Alumni

    Dr Tanner Pachal

    Bachelor of Dental Surgery

    Employers know we are work-ready as we have had so many different experiences treating patients and a really high volume of clinical hours. All the graduating students I speak to feel confident and ready to start their career. JCU is how all dental schools should be.

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    International Student - Malaysia

    Serene Tan

    Bachelor of Dental Surgery

    I chose to study at JCU because of its focus on remote and rural oral health. JCU’s program has much hands-on experience and is well-known for producing dental graduates who have successful graduate employment.

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    Lecturer

    Professor Alan Nimmo

    Head of Dentistry and Professor of Medical Science

    The Bachelor of Dental Surgery program is designed to provide students with the skills and knowledge they need to become effective dental practitioners. The work-ready training concludes with clinical placements in regional and rural Australia, as well as the opportunity to undertake an International placement.

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    Employer

    Dr Chris Handbury

    Clinical Director Oral Health Services Tasmania

    JCU graduates make a significant contribution in delivering dental services to Tasmanians in both the public and private sectors. Many graduates start and progress their careers in the Island State. Having been involved with this program over the last 10 years, I am pleased with the high calibre of clinicians from JCU.