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Bachelor

Bachelor of Oral Health

    • CRICOS Code: 053176D
    • VTAC Code: 3800538801
    • International VTAC Code: 3800538803

    Where will this take me?

    Overview

    Career outcomes

    On graduation you could practise as an oral health therapist, a dental therapist or a dental hygienist.

    In these roles, you may examine and diagnose oral and dental health conditions, plan oral health care, help prevent disease, provide clinical dental treatments, undertake oral health promotion and perform orthodontic and preventative procedures, including impressions and applying topical fluoride or fissure sealants. You will provide fillings and extract deciduous teeth for children and young adults as well as plan care, treat periodontal conditions and clean, scale and root plane teeth for people of all ages. You will also take and interpret radiographs, and work in collaboration with other dental and health practitioners to improve oral health.

    We'll teach you how to work empathically with people to help them improve oral health, to plan and deliver oral health promotion interventions for individuals, groups and communities, and contribute to public oral health programs.

    As a graduate, you'll find employment in private practices, public hospitals and the health services. You'll also find work in oral health research and teaching.

    Professional recognition

    The Bachelor of Oral Health is recognised in all Australian states and territories and in New Zealand and is accredited by the Australian Dental Council (ADC). Students will register as dental practitioners with the Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Agency (AHPRA) upon graduation.

    Further study options

    Under our unique curriculum, you have the flexibility to enter the workforce straight from your undergraduate degree, or you may choose to progress to a specialised graduate degree.

    You'll be eligible for entry into a range of graduate degrees in public health, health services management and research. Graduate degrees are also available in other areas such as the humanities and social sciences, business and economics, law, nursing, science, teaching and more.

    Please note: the Bachelor of Oral Health is not a direct pathway to the Doctor of Dental Surgery 

    Honours

    Honours is a fourth-year program that gives you the opportunity to draw together your previous studies and focus your knowledge, skills and intellect on an exciting piece of original research. Honours can further prepare you for employment or a graduate research degree.