Experience is an important part of becoming a healthcare professional, and you'll gain experience in working in/within clinical environments with real patients at the JCU Dental Clinic. You'll hone skills in a state-of-the art simulation clinic and learn how to create treatment plans that will make all the difference in the lives of your patients.
A key element to a successful healthcare career is building rewarding professional relationships. In dental school, you'll learn how to work with clinic staff and other healthcare professionals while you build your professional network of contacts that you'll appreciate throughout your career. Your communication and interpersonal skills will make it possible for you to work effectively with other healthcare professionals to build holistic treatment plans that address all aspects of your patients' health needs.
Studying to become a dentist is about more than reading books and being in lecture theatres. You’ll be applying your theoretical studies in hands-on environments, where you'll gain a broad foundation of experience as you work in paedodontics, orthodontics, gerodontics, and oral medicine.
One of the best parts of a healthcare career is making a real difference to those who struggle to help themselves. At JCU's dental school, you'll gain experience working with special needs patients and those from disadvantaged and remote communities.
From the early days of the course, you’ll get an opportunity for hands-on learning and community health promotion activities. Later on in your course, you’ll also have the option to apply your skills overseas, through student placements to countries such as Cambodia, Fiji, Solomon Islands, Sri Lanka and Taiwan.