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University of Adelaide Dental School Undergraduate Entry



The University of Adelaide, School of Dentistry was established in 1920, and is one of the oldest and most distinguished dental schools in the Australian university sector. The University of Adelaide offer a highly rated 5 year undergraduate entry Dental program, Bachelor of Dental Surgery.

Adelaide’s Bachelor of Dental Surgery is a 5 year professional degree that can be entered directly from high school or university.

Students entering the Bachelor of Dental surgery at The University of Adelaide will experience a variety of innovative, high quality and flexible learning approaches, including small groups for collaborative learning, case studies, integrated learning packages and clinical placements at metropolitan, rural and interstate venues.

The University of Adelaide’s Dental School offer students a leading edge Dental Simulation Clinic providing an opportunity to practise real-world patient care procedures in a technologically integrated environment. The University of Adelaide’s Dental School is one of the worlds Top Dental schools, and is one of Australia’s only Dental Schools offering PBL (problem based learning) teaching methods. This model of teaching is becoming common place within Medical Programs, both in Canada as well as Australia.

Graduates of The University of Adelaide’s Bachelor of Dental Surgery program will be fully qualified 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).

Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements

Applications for 2024 intake are open.  Please contact KOM to apply to U of Adelaide Dentistry

2024 entry requirements: 

  • Prerequisite Subjects – successfully complete two Science subjects:
    • One from Chemistry / Mathematics / Physics AND
    • One from Biology / Geology / Chemistry / Physics
  • Ontario High School diploma with 85% / Alberta High School diploma with 90% / BC Certificate of Graduation 85%
  • International Baccalaureate score minimum 34
  • UCAT ANZ test
  • Interview by invitation (approx 100 invites available).  Invite is based on UCAT score.  Interviews held late September
  • Students are ranked based on 1. interview results  2. UCAT ANZ results  3. gpa (meet minimum requirements – used to separate applicants with equal scores from interview and UCAT)
  • Outcomes issued mid October up to and including February of year of intake.  Acceptance required within 1 week of receiving offer

Professional Recognition

Professional Recognition

The University of Adelaide’s Bachelor of Dental Surgery program is fully accredited by the Australian Dental Council.

Graduates from The University of Adelaide’s Bachelor of Dental Surgery 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 Surgery
Length of Program:5 years full time
Intake:Next intake February 2024
Prerequisites:Yes – see Entry Requirements
Test Required:Yes – see Entry Requirements
Interview:Yes – see Entry Requirements
Applications Open:February
Application Deadline:30 June Australia time
Seats Available:36 International seats
Annual Tuition Fees:Contact KOM Consultants for latest tuition fees 1-877-318-8203
Faculty:Health Sciences