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Launch your career in dentistry with this five-year industry Honours course.

While undertaking La Trobe University’s Bachelor of Dental Science (Honours) you’ll learn about oral health in rural and ageing populations and develop hands-on skills in clinical placements across regional Victoria. You’ll treat patients under the supervision of experienced clinicians and participate in community-based oral health promotion programs. You can also complete a community-based project or research project, which can lead to PhD entry.

At La Trobe’s Dental School you’ll learn:

  • Preclinical oral health
    • Develop knowledge in restorative, preventive and periodontal procedures. On completion, you’ll be competent in preclinical skills including dental materials, infection control, OH&S, instrumentation and dental procedures.
  • Medicine for dentistry
    • Learn to take a comprehensive medical history and understand its role in safe dental health care. The implications of therapeutic drugs used in managing medical conditions will also be covered.
  • Clinical practice
    • Discover how to apply diagnosis, treatment planning and technical skills to the management of patients in a clinical setting.
  • Prosthodontics
    • Learn the principles of fixed prosthodontics through lectures, tutorials and laboratory sessions and apply them in practice during your clinical placement.

Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements

Applications for 2023 intake are open, deadline to apply end of September.

2023 entry requirements (these requirements may change for future intakes):

  • Canadian High School Diploma minimum 90% calculated on all year 12 subjects including repeated subjects (note meeting minimum requirements does not guarantee an offer)
  • Prerequisite Subjects: Biology, Chemistry, English year 12 @ 90%
  • University studies are considered as secondary source (ie: if students have equivalent high school achievements university study will be used)

Professional Recognition

Professional Recognition

La Trobe University’s Bachelor of Dental Science (Honours) is accredited by the Australian Dental Council (ADC).

Graduates of La Trobe University’s Bachelor of Dental Science (Honours) program will be fully 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).

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Five Stars Achieved In QS Stars Ratings At La Trobe University

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La Trobe University has achieved an overall rating of five stars in the latest QS Stars ratings.  In addition, the University also achieved five-star ratings in a total of eight categories – the maximum number possible.

La Trobe is one of only six Australian universities to be rated at five stars in eight categories.

QS Stars is a rating system that provides a detailed look at higher education institutions world-wide, …

La Trobe University’s Big Jump In World Subject Ranking

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La Trobe University has jumped 72 places to 243 in the subject category of Clinical, Preclinical and Health, which includes dentistry and allied health.

The University is now in the 201-250 band, up from the 301-400 band last year.

La Trobe Pro Vice-Chancellor for Science, Health and Engineering Professor Robert Pike said it was an excellent result.

“Health teaching and research are among our core strengths at La Trobe and continue to attract global recognition,” Professor Pike said. …

Tobacco-Free Finance Pledge Signed by La Trobe University

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La Trobe University is a founding signatory and the first university to sign up to the world’s first Tobacco-Free Finance Pledge.

The Pledge’s aim is to ‘de-normalise’ tobacco by ending all business and financial ties with the industry, and reduce the annual death toll of 7 million who die from preventable, tobacco-related illnesses.

Launched on 26 September at the United Nations General Assembly in New York, finance leaders joined with world leaders from government and health to launch The Pledge, …

Medicinal Agriculture Hub Funded at La Trobe University

Image from Medicinal Agriculture Hub Funded at La Trobe UniversityLa Trobe University has been recognised as a national leader in the emerging field of medicinal agriculture.

The University has welcomed the news that Australia’s first Research Hub for Medicinal Agriculture will be located at its Melbourne campus in Bundoora. The $27+ million initiative will combine extensive research and industry expertise to create new jobs and drive better health outcomes.

Federal Minister for Education and Training Simon Birmingham today announced almost $5 million of funding towards the La Trobe-led Australian Research Council (ARC) Industry Transformation Research Hub (ITRH) for Medicinal Agriculture. …

La Trobe University Has Been Ranked 59th In The World

Image from La Trobe University Has Been Ranked 59th In The WorldLa Trobe University has been ranked 59th in the world in the latest Times Higher Education Golden Age rankings

The Golden Age category applies to universities that are more than 50 years old, but less than 80, and recognises universities created during an extraordinary post war era of higher education expansion.

La Trobe University Vice-Chancellor Professor John Dewar said he was pleased at how well La Trobe had performed in its first year of inclusion in the Golden Age rankings. …

Award Title:Bachelor of Dental Science (Honours)
Length of Program:5 years full time
Intake:Next intake February 2023
Application Deadline:TBC
Annual Tuition Fees:Contact KOM Consultants for latest tuition fees 1-877-318-8203
Faculty:Health Sciences