Bachelor of Dental Surgery

Learn to effectively assess the oral health and preventative care requirements of individuals and communities with a JCU Dentistry degree. Formulate, implement and evaluate diagnoses, management and referral plans, particularly within the unique and diverse context of the Tropics. Advance your skills through hands-on learning in JCU’s on-site dental clinics and clinical simulation laboratory.

#1 in Australia

for median graduate salary 2024 Good Universities Guide, UG Dentistry

#1 in Queensland

for skills development 2024 Good Universities Guide, UG Dentistry

5 Stars

for overall learning experience 2024 Good Universities Guide, UG Dentistry



  • Cairns: February



+estimated annual Commonwealth Supported Fee for a full-time study load

Plus Student Services and Amenities fee
Fee deferral and scholarships available if eligible


5 years full-time

Entry Requirements

English (Units 3/4,C), Mathematical Methods (Units 3/4,C), Chemistry (Units 3/4,C)

Recommended Knowledge

Biology (Units 3/4,C)

QTAC Codes

  • 327091

Course detail

Real stories

  • Student Bachelor of Dentistry


    Linda Gualtieri

    Bachelor of Dental Surgery

    The simulation clinic provides a great learning opportunity, as the supervisors bring with them many years of dental experience. We are very fortunate to have academics that impart such great knowledge, expertise and practical experiences on our journey in becoming dentists.

  • Tanner Pachal – JCU Dentistry graduate


    Dr Tanner Pachal

    Bachelor of Dental Surgery

    Employers know we are work-ready as we have had so many different experiences treating patients and a really high volume of clinical hours. All the graduating students I speak to feel confident and ready to start their career. JCU is how all dental schools should be.

  • Serene Tan, Bachelor of Dental Surgery

    International Student - Malaysia

    Serene Tan

    Bachelor of Dental Surgery

    I chose to study at JCU because of its focus on remote and rural oral health. JCU’s program has much hands-on experience and is well-known for producing dental graduates who have successful graduate employment.

  • Lecturer

    Professor Peter Thomson

    Head of Dentistry and Professor of Oral and Maxillofacial Sciences

    The Bachelor of Dental Surgery program is designed to provide students with the skills and knowledge they need to become effective dental practitioners. The work-ready training concludes with clinical placements in regional and rural Australia, as well as the opportunity to undertake an International placement.