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Griffith University Dental School (Undergraduate Entry)

  

Overview

KOM Consultants are proud to introduce Griffith University’s School of Dentistry to the Canadian students. Griffith’s Dental program offers a combined five year Undergraduate Entry Dental Program. In 2018, Griffith will introduce a new pathway which includes a three year Bachelor of Dental Health Science followed a two year Master of Dentistry.  Graduates holding both of these qualifications are eligible to sit examinations to register as a dentist with the Dental Board of Australia, as well as being able to sit for the Dental Examining Board of Canada (DEB) examination to practice as a dentist in Canada.

From your first year in the Bachelor of Dental Health Science program, you will learn from extensive hands-on training.  You will study and work alongside registered Dentists and Dental specialists in real life settings including in regional areas and in our modern dental clinic and specialised laboratories in the new Griffith Health Centre. You will enhance your skills through professional practice placements.

The Master of Dentistry program builds on the technical skills developed in the Bachelor of Dental Health Science and is the final two years of professional training needed for eligibility to apply for registration as a Dentist.

Students will develop theoretical knowledge of dental practice and undertake extensive clinical work in the Griffith Dental Clinic and on placements in various regional clinics.

As a student at Griffith University, you will have access to world-class facilities within the Centre for Medicine and Oral Health, co-located with the Griffith School of Medicine. These facilities are housed in Griffith’s new state of the art teaching hospital, scheduled to open its doors in 2014. This magnificent 800 bed hospital will include a 54-chair dental clinic, commercial dental and clinical skills laboratories, high-level IT facilities, and research facilities, all located on Griffith’s spectacular Gold Coast Campus. Griffith’s brand new teaching hospital offers the most latest in technology facilities within Australia.

Through Griffith University’s Dental School you will develop the theoretical knowledge underpinning dental practice and gain extensive clinical work in the Griffith Dental Clinic and on community placements.

Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements

Completed High School Diploma minimum 94% or, University Undergraduate Degree carrying a competitive GPA (87%)

Must have one of Biological Science, Chemistry, Physics or Math.

Selection into Griffith University’s Dental School Bachelor of Dental Health Science will be based on meeting the minimum academic threshold and prerequisite subjects

Successful graduates of Griffith University’s Bachelor of Dental Health Science will be given automatic entry into Griffith University’s Graduate Diploma of Dentistry.

Professional Recognition

Professional Recognition

Currently the Master of Dentistry program is seeking accreditation with the Dental Board of Australia.

Successful completion of both the undergraduate and postgraduate programs (five years) offered through Griffith University’s Dental School will allow you to apply for registration as a general dentist with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).

Graduates of Griffith University’s combined Dental program will be qualified to practice dentistry upon completion of the degree and Australian licensing examinations, as well as being eligible to sit for the Dental Examining Board of Canada (DEB) examination to practice as a Dentist (in Canada).

In 2010, the Australian Dental Council and the Commission on Dental accreditation of Canada signed a reciprocal agreement which allows accredited graduates of either body to practice dentistry in Australia or Canada. This means Canadian students returning home with dentistry degrees from accredited Australian Dental Schools can follow the same licensing process as Canadian domestic graduates. Canadian license will be fully granted upon successful completion of the National Exam administered through the Canadian National Dental Examining Board (NDEB).

ABOUT THE PROGRAM
Award Title:Bachelor of Dental Health Science (3 years) / Master of Dentistry (2 years)
Length of Program:5 years full time
Intake:February
Application Deadline:2018 intake is full – contact KOM for information on 2019 intake
Selection Interview:Required for admission (held in September/October in Canada)
Number of Seats Available:Approximately 25 International Places
Annual Tuition Fees:Contact KOM Consultants for latest tuition fees 1-877-318-8203
Faculty:Health Sciences and Medicine
Country:Australia