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La Trobe University Dental School Undergraduate Entry



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 2024 intake are open.  Please contact KOM to apply to La Trobe Dentistry

2024 entry requirements:

  • 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 and Chemistry Year 12 (minimum 70%),  English Year 12
  • University studies are considered as secondary source, must meet high school pre-requisites

Assessment in rounds – 1st round June  /  2nd round September  / late round December

Provisional offers may be issued to high achieving students

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).

Award Title:Bachelor of Dental Science (Honours)
Length of Program:5 years full time
Number of Seats:10 International Seats
Intake:Next intake February 2024
Application Deadline:Round 1 – 15 June – Round 2 – 30 Sept (if spots)
Annual Tuition Fees:Contact KOM Consultants for latest tuition fees 1-877-318-8203
Faculty:Health Sciences