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KOM Winter Study in Australia Tour starts in next week in March 2014



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KOM Consultants welcomes Australian partner universities to visit your Canadian campus.

 

 

Come and meet representatives, including

 

The KOM Winter Study in Australia Tour 2014 will be taking place in March.

Are you looking for information on undergraduate, postgraduate and professional degrees in Australia?  Then don’t miss this opportunity to speak face to face with KOM staff members and Representatives from KOM’s partner universities.

Get all the information you need to make informed decisions – learn about schools, programs, entry requirements, lifestyle, housing, student loans, scholarships and more.

The KOM Tour will be making stops at various Canadian universities starting Monday 3 March at:

McMaster University

Brock  University

University of Guelph

Western University

Wilfrid Laurier University

University of Waterloo

University of Calgary

University of Alberta

Simon Fraser University

University of British Columbia

*Details of these events will be announced on our Facebook, so remember to “LIKE” us to learn when and where we’ll be.  Also, check out the KOM EVENTS TAB on our website.

Learn everything you need to know about:

Teachers College in Australia & the UK

Law School in Australia & the UK

Medical Schools in Australia

Dental Schools in Australia

Physiotherapy Schools in Australia & the UK

Pharmacy Programs in Australia

Speech Pathology Programs in Australia

Engineering Programs in Australia & the UK

Graduate Business Programs in Australia & the UK

 

For more information on the KOM Tour, universities or programs, contact KOM Consultants, your Canadian International Education Consultant.

 

Halloween treats keep dentists busy



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It’s that time of year when everyone (including myself) over indulges with sweets.  First Halloween, then we head into Christmas with more treats and then to Valentines Day and then onto Easter.  It is a continual “sweet diet” for the next six months….

Have you thought of becoming a dentist?    With these holidays treats being consumed, dentists stay busy. 

 Have you considered studying Dental School in Australia?  KOM partners with select Dental Schools in Australia that offer undergraduate dentistry programs and graduate-entry dentistry programs.

Here is a great benefit to studying at an Australian Dental School:
The Australian Dental Association and the Commission on Dental Accreditation of Canada signed a reciprocal agreement that recognises graduates of accredited dental programs in Australia and Canada for certification.  Due to the agreement, graduates of accredited Australian programs will have the same certification processes as graduates of accredited Canadian programs.

Here is an answer for one Ontario Dentist who fights Halloween tooth horrors.  Candy-for-cash project: 

 

File photo of candy apples.

A dentist in Georgetown, Ont., is fighting off ‘scary’ tooth decay by offering money to trick-or-treaters in exchange for their Halloween candy.

Kids can swap their unopened candy with dentist Corey Grossman, who will trade $1 for every pound of candy received on Nov. 1.  They will also get toothbrushes, dental floss and dental-care packages in exchange for the sweets.

Grossman says there is nothing wrong with indulging in some candy, as long as it’s backed up with proper brushing and flossing.  He says the goal of the candy swap is to promote good oral health in the community and he is looking forward to the response.

“The parents are excited about it. They think it’s a great idea,” Grossman said.

“For the kids the money is a little bit of an inspiration, but they are like ‘do I have to give all my candy?’ They are getting a little bit worried,” he said laughing.

All the candy collected will be given to a local shelter along with a cash donation.

 
If you are considering becoming a dentist, think of studying at a Dental School in Australia.
 

Griffith University Warwick Dental Clinic opens to public



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The new Griffith University Warwick Dental Clinic opened its doors to the public  on July 10th  in Warwick, featuring a 6 chair dentistry service.  Warwick is located South West of Brisbane, Queesland, Australia. 

A student-run facility located next door to the Warwick Hospital, patients will be able to receive treatment under the supervision of a fully-qualified dentist.

The clinic will offer the full range of services for the local community, from check-ups and X-rays to root canal work for both adults and children.  Griffith Warwick Dental Clinic

“We are very proud of the new clinic which also provides excellent training placements for Griffith’s fifth year student dentists,” says clinic manager Ms Yvonne Duncombe. “Having clinical training in rural communities shows students the fantastic opportunities outside of the metropolitan areas of Australia, where they can engage with the local people and receive some great dentistry experience.

“Students who experience rural placements may return to the rural setting after graduating if they have a positive experience.”

Developed by Griffith University as part of the rural, remote and indigenous oral health agreement with the Federal Government, the Griffith University Warwick Dental Clinic is expected to be officially opened within the next few weeks.

The latest opening comes as part of a suite of new initiatives under Griffith University’s three year ‘New Griffith 2013-2016’ program, which signifies an intense period of change and innovation. http://www.griffith.edu.au/newgriffith

Next week, the new $150m Griffith Health Centre will officially open its doors to the community on Griffith’s Gold Coast campus. Planned to operate alongside the new Gold Coast University Hospital, the Centre will focus on Chronic Disease Management and Sports Health.

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Completion of the Bachelor of Oral Health in Dental Science provides automatic entry into the two-year Graduate Diploma of Dentistry, during which all of the dental specialities are taught to a level where you will become a caring, competent general dental practitioner. Successful completion of the two programs (5 years) will allow you to apply for registration as a dentist with all of the State Dental Boards in Australia.

Students interested in applying to the Griffith Dental School can still apply for the upcoming February 2014 intake. Application deadline is the end of September 2013.

Contact KOM Consultants for an application and more information on Griffith Dental School and Australian Dental Schools in Australia.

 

 

Canadian Student talks about advantages of studying Dentistry at JCU Dental School



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James Cook University offers a five year undergraduate Dental School program in Australia.  Students can apply directly from high school.  James Cook University is located in Townsville which is northern Queensland, close to the Great Barrier Reef. 

A current JCU dental school student, Ali,  talks about the advantages of studying dentistry in Australia for Canadian students and what it’s like to study at JCU in Cairns.

Application deadlines for the JCU Dental School program is August 31st for the February 2014 intake. Don’t delay and apply now! Contact KOM Consultants for more information and Australian Dental Schools in Australia.

 

 

Sydney Medical & Dental School applications close next week



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USyd logo Jan10University of Sydney Medical & Dental School applications are closing next week.

The Application deadline for Sydney Medical School and Sydney Dental School is July 7, 2013.   

If you are interested in applying for the February 2014 intake, NOW is the time to prepare your application package. Applications must arrive in the KOM office no later than Thursday 4 July 2013. This ensures that we can review and process your application package to meet the deadline.

Contact KOM for more details on the application requirements for each program.

The University of Sydney Medical school in Australia offers a graduate entry MBBS which is four years in length.

The University of Sydney Dental school in Australia offers a graduate entry DMD which is four years in length.

For more information on University of Sydney’s medical school program and other Australian Medical Schools in Australia, contact KOM.

For more information on University of Sydney’s dental school program and other Australian Dental Schools in Australia, contact KOM Consultants.

 

Sydney Dental School reaches out to Support Homeless Connect



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SYDNEY DENTAL SCHOOL STAFF AND STUDENTS REACH OUT TO SUPPORT HOMELESS CONNECT 

 A team of Bachelor of Oral Health students aided by the Dean and faculty staff of University of Sydney Dental School, provided dental information and assistance to guests of the annual Homeless Connect volunteer event held at the Sydney Town Hall on 4 June. In the first instance they gave important oral hygiene information to the many visitors, and identified people requiring urgent dental treatment. The guests were then taken for triage assessment by faculty alumni who attended with their mobile dental clinic and team. Essential dental treatment was provided on site to 35 homeless people.

 Remarked attending BOH3 student, Alex Ong: “the atmosphere within Sydney Town Hall was infectious and both students and staff, bright-eyed and bushy-tailed, got straight to work.

Bombarded with questions ranging from dental pain, oral hygiene and free dental service, our experience and patience was immediately put to the test. The commitment and determination shown by each individual made the day a truly rewarding and memorable experience and made that bit more entertaining with the surprise appearance of NRL celebrity, Wendell Sailor.

We learnt that people in difficult circumstances often have no awareness of the services available to them and attempt to ‘self-treat’ and we found that dispensing even the most basic of oral hygiene advice was greatly appreciated.

For many of the volunteers it wasn’t so much about increasing awareness or educating the masses about the importance of oral health and the services available, but being able to make a significant impact on the guests’ lives by supporting and believing in them. As a collective the students felt they had made a difference to the visitors and given them something to smile about.

The Sydney Homeless Connect event was a profound experience and we felt humbled, rewarded and inspired by our participation and have hopefully learnt not to take the simple things in life for granted.”

In the Dean’s words to our volunteers “This was the first time we have participated and I received excellent feedback from organisers, other volunteers and most importantly the guests of the event. I was very impressed and very proud of the professionalism displayed on the day. You are all great ambassadors for the university”.

http://sydney.edu.au/news/dentistry/685.html?newscategoryid=88&newsstoryid=11731

For more information on the Sydney Dental School and Australian Dental Schools in Australia, contact KOM Consultants.  The application deadline for the Sydney Dental School is July 7th for the February 2014 intake.

 

 

 

Australian Dental and Medical schools kept KOM busy last month



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May was a very busy month with representatives from Australian Medical and Dental schools coming to Canada for interviews. 

These sessions were a great sucess for our KOM clients.  Our students had interviews with:

Even though the interviews have passed, applications for these programs are still open.  Now is the time to apply for the February 2014 intake for medical and dental schools.

It is best to check the Australian Dental School webpage and the Australian Medical school webpage for application deadlines as you don’t want your application to be late!

Contact KOM on specific pre-requisities and application requirements for Australian Medical School applications and Australian Dental School applications. 

 

 

 

Adelaide Dental School visit to Toronto a great success



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Deans of Adelaide Dental School

Yesterday KOM’s Executive Director, Martin Kelly and Regional Marketing Manager, Matt Price met with the Deans of Adelaide Dental School. 

Seen here is Professor Richard Logan, Assistant Dean (L) and Professor Johann de Vries, Dean (R).

 

 

Yesterday’s meeting in Toronto was to build stronger relations with KOM and Adelaide Dental School and to assist Canadian students with learning more about Adelaide Dental School.  Interviews for KOM Canadian dental students applicants took place all this week in Toronto.  As well, Adelaide Dental School hosted a free webinar to discuss the Dentistry program at University of Adelaide

KOM was interested to learn that Prof de Vries was the Professor and Dean of the Faculty of Dentistry at the University of Manitoba for almost 10 years.  While starting his studies in south Africa, he qualified as a dentist in 1974 from the University of Pretoria, South Africa and spending some time in a private general practice, Prof De Vries joined full time academics.  Prof De Vries was Head of Operative Dentistry at The Medical University of Southern Africa for 10 years and Dean for seven and a half years.  He continued his efforts to Canada at Univerity of Manitoba and now in Adelaide, Australia. 

Prof de Vries pointed out his support and efforts in the the reciprocal agreement with the Australian Dental Council and the Commission on Dental Accreditation of Canada.  This allows accredited graduates of either body to practice dentistry in Australia or Canada. 
 
Here is more information Prof de Vries accomplishments.  http://acods.com.au/index.php/members/the-university-of-adelaide
 
For more information on the Adelaide Dental program, check out the lastest brochure:  Adelaide Dental School_Canada 2013
 
Contact KOM Consultants for more information on the Adelaide Dental program or Australian Dental Schools in Australia. 
 
 

Canadian students study Dental School in Australia



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Canada offers eight English speaking dental schools.   As with other Professional Schools such as Medical Schools, Physiotherapy Schools and OT, applicants far exceed the number of spots available in Canada. 

 In 2010, Canadian students started to consider Australia as a study destination for Dental Schools.  In March 2010, the Australian Dental Association and the Commission on Dental Accreditation of Canada signed a reciprocal agreement.  This agreement recognises graduates of accredited dental programs in Australia and Canada for certification.

Unlike graduates of non-accredited programs, students who graduate from an accredited dental program in Australia after 2010 will not be required to do a two year qualifying program prior to applying for certification. Due to the agreement, graduates of accredited Australian programs will have the same certification processes as graduates of accredited Canadian programs.

KOM invites potential applicants the chance to meet with University of Adelaide Dental School next week. 

MEET WITH REPRESENTATIVES FROM ADELAIDE DENTAL SCHOOL next week in Toronto.

SIT WITH PROFESSORS RICHARD LOGAN AND JOHANN DEVRIES IN PERSON. Between Tuesday 21 May and Friday 24 May 2013 the Faculty of Dentistry will be hosting one on one informal sessions. Applications do not need to be submitted at this stage.

To take advantage of this opportunity, contact KOM for more details and to set an interview time:
1 877 318 8203
mprice@omconsultants.com

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KOM will be hosting a FREE WEBINAR with ADELAIDE DENTAL SCHOOL on Wednesday 22 May @ 7pm EDT

Learn information from Professor Richard Logan and Professor Johann deVries, School of Dentistry from this live broadcast. Have a live chat with Richard and Johann and have all your questions answered. All in the comfort of your own location.

SIMPLY REGISTER FOR THE FREE WEBINAR NOW.

Adelaide Dental School is currently accepting applications for the February 2014 intake so now is a great time to get more information.

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Welcome to the School of Dentistry at University of Adelaide – established in 1920, the School is one of the oldest and most distinguished dental schools in the Australian university sector. It is also the only dental school in South Australia. The School’s reputation for teaching, research, contribution to the community and the quality of its graduates have been built over a 92 year history of outstanding experience and achievement by a multicultural community of dedicated staff and talented students.

Offering a range of accredited and clinically focussed programs at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels in dentistry and oral health, our teaching staff provide a supportive and collegial learning environment focussed on ensuring positive student learning experiences and outcomes. Students experience a variety of innovative, high quality and flexible learning approaches, including small groups for collaborative learning, case studies, problem-based learning packages and clinical placements at metropolitan, rural and interstate venues.

 On-line delivery complements face-to-face experience. A Dental Simulation Clinic with state of art facilities will provide students the opportunity to participate in study abroad and other mobility programs. These are designed to broaden their educational experience and to make them world ready.

 

Adelaide is Australia’s most liveable city



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Thinking of studying in Adelaide?  Thinking of studying at University of Adelaide, Flinders University or University of South Australia?  You many want to consider the city of Adelaide, a great option for living while studying in Australia…

Adelaide the country’s most liveable city

Australia’s largest cities are some of its least liveable, according to their own residents.

In the Property Council of Australia’s report released on Monday, Adelaide was awarded the best liveability score, with Canberra second and Hobart third.

An Insider’s Guide to Adelaide YouTube video

Darwin scored the worst on overall liveability ranking, with Brisbane coming in 6th, Melbourne 7th, and Perth 9th of 11 cities.

Australia’s largest city, Sydney, was ranked second last.

The report asked participants to rank the relative importance of a range of their city’s attributes, including cleanliness, safety, and good healthcare and public transport, and then asked respondents whether their city exhibited those attributes.

Brisbane respondents thought their city was affordable, had a good climate and was clean and unpolluted, but the city performed poorly on employment and economic opportunities, cultural entertainment scene and look and design.

Melbourne fell three ranking points since 2011, but still scored highly on having a vibrant cultural entertainment scene, an attractive look and design and a diverse range of people who got along well.

Melburnians rated their city poorly on climate, traffic congestion and safety.

Sydneysiders thought their city was too expensive, polluted and congested, but rated it relatively well on employment opportunities, climate and cultural scene.

Canberrans think their city is clean and safe, but has less than desirable weather and with unaffordable housing.

Perth performed well on cleanliness, climate and employment opportunities, but poorly on cultural scene, affordability and affordable housing.

This story was found at: http://www.smh.com.au/national/adelaide-the-countrys-most-liveable-city-20130304-2ffeh.html

For more information on studying at University of Adelaide, Flinders University or University of South Australia, contact KOM Consultants for more information on their dental school or medical school or law school or any undergraduate or postgraduate degree.