The Bachelor of Dental Science (Honours) educates the next generation of dental professionals in the most advanced oral health facility in Australia. With small cohorts and dedicated, specialist teachers, students will master the science and technical skills required to care for patients, and prevent, diagnose and treat oral diseases and abnormalities. Students will be workforce-ready when they graduate, with extensive clinical experience and in-depth knowledge of general practice in dentistry, orthodontics, paediatric dentistry, periodontics, prosthodontics, oral medicine, oral and maxillofacial surgery, and public health. For more information, visit Bachelor of Dental Science (Hons) at UQ.
Students attend the Herston and St Lucia campuses throughout the program and attend major external clinical placements in year 5.
On admission, the following requirements must be met: first aid certificate (including CPR); Blue Card; current status with respect to blood-borne transmissible viruses and tuberculosis (TB) and a schedule of immunisations. Details of these requirements are made available at the time of offer. For more information, visit Placements.
For additional information about the admissions criteria for UQ and for this course, refer to UQ’s website.
English, Literature, English and Literature Extension or English as an Additional Language (Units 3 and 4, C); Chemistry (Units 3 and 4, C)
Applicants must achieve a minimum (adjusted) ATAR of 99.0 (or equivalent) and must take the University Clinical Aptitude Test (UCAT). Information on the UCAT, including registration procedures, is available online at ucat.edu.au. Entry to this course is highly competitive. UCAT scores are used for selection. For more information visit Bachelor of Dental Science (Hons) at UQ.
For more information about the ATAR/Selection Rank profile, please visit ATAR/Selection Rank profile explained.
Highest Rank to receive an offer
Median Rank to receive an offer
Lowest Rank to receive an offer
ATAR/Selection Rank excluding adjustment factors
ATAR/Selection Rank including adjustment factors
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.
For more information about the Student profile, please visit Student profile explained.
Higher education study
Vocational Education and Training (VET) study
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Recent secondary education
Recent secondary education admitted solely on the basis of ATAR/Rank
Admitted where both ATAR/Rank and additional criteria were considered
Admitted on the basis of other criteria only and ATAR/Rank was not a factor
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Percentage of all students
Once registered with the Dental Board of Australia graduates may start private practice, work within an established practice, or join partnerships. Within the public sector, there are opportunities to work within hospitals, community health services, or school-based dental clinics across Australia. The Australian Defence Force also accepts dental officers on a short-service or permanent basis. Postgraduate study offers opportunities to develop specific interests and qualify as a specialist in a recognised field such as orthodontics, prosthodontics, oral medicine, dento-maxillofacial radiology, endodontics, periodontics, and special-needs dentistry.
Australian Dental Association.
11 Jan 2024
5 years Full time