This degree is ideal for those wanting to work behind the scenes in the dental industry creating and manufacturing dentures, crowns, bridges, and orthodontic appliances. Dentists rely on the manual and artistic skills of the dental technician to restore colour, form and function of the oral cavity and surrounding facial areas, and in this degree, you can specialise in the areas of dental technology practice: acrylic, composite and alloy, crowns, fillings, dentures, mouthguards, and all kinds of cutting-edge materials for dental repair. You’ll be introduced to prosthetics and develops skills in the dental laboratory, and in the second year, you’ll apply knowledge of dental materials to dental laboratory practice. Laboratory experience is continued through all years with an emphasis on work integrated learning in third year. Throughout this degree, you’ll gain real experience working alongside qualified dental technicians and use industry-standard equipment including computer-aided design (CAD) and also computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) in both subtractive (milling) and additive (3D printing) manufacturing CAD/CAM facilities. An exciting learning experience awaits with this first internationally-benchmarked dental technology degree in Australia. Graduates may be eligible to apply for the Bachelor of Dental Prosthetics – Graduate entry only program. For more course information, visit Bachelor of Dental Technology at GU.
This an indicative only amount for first year fees. For further information refer to http://www.griffith.edu.au/students/enrolment-timetables-fees/paying-your-fees.
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.
Students must meet all professional practice requirements. For more information, visit Fit for Professional Practice on the Griffith University website.
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English, Literature, English and Literature Extension or English as an Additional Language (Units 3 and 4, C); Applicants must meet the minimum age requirements for admission, see the QTAC website for details.
Griffith Guaranteed Admission Schemes do not apply to this program.
One of Biology, Chemistry, Physics or Mathematical Methods (Units 3 and 4, C).
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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.
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Higher education study
Vocational Education and Training (VET) study
Work and life experience
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
Number of students
Percentage of all students
* “<5" – the number of students is less than 5
Dental technologists or technicians work closely with referring dental practitioners and specialists. You’ll be able to own and operate a dental laboratory or work in a laboratory in the public or private sector.
3 years Full time