Welcome to our new students

Welcome to the School of Dentistry and congratulations on gaining entry into your chosen dentistry program.

Pre-commencement guides

Your pre-commencement guide provides you with a list of the requirements that you must complete, as well as background information about 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. 

Once you've finished these requirements, we hope you will enjoy your studies and learning experiences with your fellow students during your program.

School Handbook

The School Handbook provides a guide to all students in the Bachelor of Dental Science (Hons) and the Doctor of Dental Medicine.

Download The School Handbook (PDF, 378.7 KB)

If you have any questions, please contact our School of Dentistry Student and Academic Services team:

Email: dentistry@enquire.uq.edu.au
Phone: (07) 3365 8022








The Dentistry student experience is more than just the courses you complete. It's also about the people you meet and the connections you make! The Dentistry Peer to Peer Mentoring Program was created as a student-staff partnership project, to provide a connection and support tool to help new Dentistry students navigate through their first few weeks in the dentistry program. Sign up to be connected to a Peer Mentor (a senior Dentistry student) who will introduce you to a peer group of fellow first year students and facilitate group mentoring catch-ups on and off campus. You can choose to connect to a peer mentor who: is your age, shares your gender identity, is a Brisbane local, moved to Brisbane for study, gives great advice, or has similar hobbies.

If you're a new student and want to get connected to the UQ Dentistry community, join today!

Join the Peer to Peer Mentoring Program

Student experiences

Watch some of our students discuss their first year as students, mentoring experiences, and UQ Staff-Student Partnerships.