Bachelor of Health Sciences in Dentistry/Master of Dentistry

La Trobe University

Student rating (4.05) from 132 reviews
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Overview

Bachelor Degree
Melbourne
5 Years Full-Time
(or Part-Time equivalent)
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Course Description

This five-year, full-time dentistry course covers the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of diseases and conditions of the mouth including teeth and supporting structures. The course introduces clinical experience from the start, and offers a focus on rural health needs.

You'll study human biosciences, public health, dental science and research, and all aspects of oral health practice. You'll also explore the differences between rural and urban health and how these relate to health policy and rural health services.

In fourth year, you'll study prosthodontics - prosthetics for the jaw and teeth including crowns, bridges, implants and dentures. In fifth year, you'll learn more about specialist disciplines including comprehensive patient care, and aspects of law, ethics and dental practice management.
Careers

Most Australian dentists work as general practitioners in both public and private practice, but other careers are available in research, academia and as...

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Additional Information

From first year, you'll work in our clinical simulation lab. You'll also gain direct experience in public clinics from your third year with a place...

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Ratings

Average ratings for Bachelor of Health Sciences in Dentistry/Master of Dentistry based on 2 reviews
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4.5
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Teachers
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Time worthy
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