Welcome to our new students

Welcome to the School of Dentistry.

Congratulations on gaining entry into your chosen dentistry program at The University of Queensland.

Dentistry is a challenging and rewarding profession that is responsible for the total oral health of individuals and the wider community. Good oral health is integral to good general health; thus dentistry is recognised as a primary healthcare profession. 

The Bachelor of Dental Science (Honours) will give you the knowledge, skills and attitude for an exciting career in the dental industry.  We prepare you to be well sought after by employers and our extended clinical placements mean you're job-ready when you graduate.  You will learn the science and application for the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of oral diseases and abnormalities, while having access to the most up-to-date technologies and cutting-edge dentistry research.

The UQ Dental Science difference is our focus on practical, clinical experience throughout your degree. Clinical work will start at the UQ Oral Health Centre in your first year of study.  This is increased in your third and fourth years and covers general practice dentistry, orthodontics, paediatric dentistry, periodontics and prosthodontics, as well as oral medicine and oral and maxillofacial surgery in Brisbane teaching hospitals.  In your final year you will complete a clinical placement to give you the hands-on skills and knowledge for a rewarding career.  You may be placed in State Government health clinics, the Aboriginal Medical Service in Queensland or interstate.

The Doctor of Clinical Dentistry provides specialist knowledge and skills to dental graduates in their chosen field of dentistry.  The program is designed to develop a deep understanding of the physiological, biochemical, structural and functional processes involved in general and oral health and homeostasis.  You will develop an awareness of the responsibility of specialisation and embrace the multidisciplinary management required by many patients, while gaining an understanding of scientific methodology and the role of research in the advancement of knowledge and clinical practice.


Pre-commencement Guides

Download the BDSc Honours pre-commencement guide.

Download the DClinDent pre-commencement guide.

The Pre-Commencement Guide provides you with a list of the requirements which you must complete, as well as background information on why these tasks are necessary, and how to complete each task.  You should allow yourself plenty of time to read through what is required and familiarise yourself with each task.  There is a lot to do, so start immediately!  Failure to complete all pre-commencement requirements by the deadline will disqualify you from attending clinical activities and significantly impact your ability to complete your program. 

The School of Dentistry welcomes its new students for 2017. We hope you will enjoy your studies and learning experiences with your fellow students during your program.