Bachelor of Dental Surgery

Bachelor of Dental Surgery

Bachelor degree
60 months
Application deadlines: January 31
Processing time: 15 days
Intakes: February
International tuition: A$64,960
Domestic tuition: A$10,598

Program overview

Train alongside experienced, supportive professionals. Experience JCU's broad-based program that includes all aspects of dental practice. Explore issues of concern to northern Australia, particularly those relating to tropical, rural and Indigenous practice. Subject topics include: Anatomy and Physiology for Dentists Communication Skills for Health Professionals Biological Chemistry for Dentistry Dental Science Health and Health Care in Australia Chemistry for the Dental Sciences Health Professional Research Operative Dentistry Health Promotion in Dentistry Biological Sciences for Dentistry Lifespan Development for Health Clinical Dentistry Rural and Remote Primary and Public Health Care Clinical Practice (Comprehensive Oral Care)

Study options

Study options
This program can be done
On campus



  • PTE
GCSE A Levels 13.0 or equivalent. For more information on undergraduate entry requirements refer to pages 70-72 of the International Undergraduate Guide ( If your country is not listed contact International Admissions. The minimum English Language test scores you need are: Academic IELTS – 7.0 or equivalent TOEFL or Pearson (PTE Academic) test.

Career opportunities

There is a shortage and a uneven distribution of dentists in Australia particularly in rural, remote and Indigenous communities. Queensland in particular, with its highly decentralised population, faces some unique challenges in providing a health workforce for all its communities, and the demand for dental services is high. Dentists enjoy the highest graduate starting salaries nationally*. Dentists work in private practice, in state-operated dental health services, and in teaching and research. The demand for dentists will increase in coming years as the range of services provided by dentists continues to expand and the population ages. JCU's Bachelor of Dental Surgery will prepare graduates as generalist dentists in accordance with the dental profession's scope of practice. The Australian Dental Council has accredited Dentistry courses at JCU. The course has accreditation by the Australian Dental Council. After graduating you will be eligible for professional registration with all dental boards in Australia and New Zealand and be able to enter dental practice.

Campus location

Cairns , Australia

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