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Bachelor of Dental Health Science
Griffith University - Gold Coast

Course outline

Study with Australia’s No.2 ranked University for Dentistry and Oral Health. The Bachelor of Dental Health Science is a high-demand program delivered on the Gold Coast in the $150 million purpose-built Griffith Health Centre, providing world-class facilities including a 96-chair dental clinic, commercial dental and clinical skills laboratories. You will learn from extensive hands-on training from the first year of your studies and will study and work alongside registered Dentists and Dental specialists in real life settings including in regional areas. Honours is available with an additional year of study. Graduates can apply for direct admission to the two-year Master of Dentistry, required to obtain registration as a general dental practitioner. For more course information, visit Bachelor of Dental Health Science at GU.


If you are undertaking or considering alternate tertiary studies in order to apply to this program for the following intake, to maximise your rank you may need to complete a minimum of 1 year of full-time equivalent of study. For further information, visit the Griffith University website.

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Other requirements

To gain entry to this degree, you will be required to sit the University Clinical Aptitude Test for Australia and New Zealand (UCAT ANZ). Applicants will be invited to an interview based on their UCAT ANZ score. Visit Important offer advice: Should you receive an offer into this program you will be required to enrol into classes* within a short timeframe. This information will be included in your Starting@Griffith email and expressed in the number of days from the day of issue of your email and is in line with the offer response date in your QTAC offer email. Please note that the number of days can vary depending on when the offer was made. This requirement applies irrespective of whether you accepted conditionally or unconditionally. If you do not enrol* into at least one class for your program by 5pm on the response day your offer will lapse. Lapsed offers are not automatically reinstated and reinstatement is subject to available places. *Enrolling into classes means that you are advising when you are attending class/es. Enrolment must be submitted. This program requires students to undertake clinical placements. Prior to professional placement, students must meet all professional practice requirements. For more information, visit the Griffith University website.

Admissions Criteria

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Applicants must meet the minimum age requirements for admission, see the QTAC website for details.; Interview

Fixed closing date

QTAC applications for this program close 29 September 2023. After this date, no new applicants can apply, but existing applicants can reorder this preference.

Additional entry requirements

Applicants for this program must sit the University Clinical Aptitude Test ANZ (UCAT ANZ). Registration for the UCAT ANZ opens in March 2023 and closes mid-May 2023. Applicants will be invited to a Griffith University Dental Admissions Process Interview (GUDAP) on the basis of their UCAT ANZ score. The GUDAP interview will require students to attend a multi station interview on 23 or 24 November 2023. Applicants who identify as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander should visit the Griffith University website for information regarding First Peoples Selection and Admissions Guidelines for Griffith Health Programs. Griffith Guaranteed Admission Schemes do not apply to this program.

Assumed knowledge

English, Literature, English and Literature Extension or English as an Additional Language (Units 3 and 4, C); One of Biology, Chemistry, Physics or Mathematical Methods (Units 3 and 4, C).

Minimum Selection thresholds (ATAR/Selection Rank) for semester/trimester/term 1, 2023
ATAR/Selection Rank profile for those offered places wholly or partly on the basis of ATAR/Selection Rank for semester/trimester/term 1, 2023

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Excluding: The lowest ATAR/Selection Rank to which an offer was made, excluding adjustment factors.
Including: The lowest ATAR/Selection Rank to which an offer was made including any adjustment factors that may have been applied.

Student Profile by Applicant background for semester/trimester/term 1, 2023

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Career opportunities

As a graduate of this degree and our Master of Dentistry, you’ll be qualified to work as a registered dentist, with opportunities in private practice, hospitals, community dental clinics and the armed services. Further study and research can lead to a career in academic teaching and research or specialty practice.

Course Code
Start Date
Offer rounds

15 Jan 2024

CSP/$11000 (1st year contribution)
Level of Qualification
Bachelor degree
Study Area
Health and Recreation
Study Mode
Full time
Course Duration

3 years Full time

Gold Coast
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