Bachelor of Dental Technology / Bachelor of Dental Prosthetics

Griffith University

This dual degree is ideal for those students who are interested in developing hands-on practical skills in designing and making dentures, crowns and bridges, combined with diagnosing, designing and fitting removable dentures directly to patients. For secondary school leavers, it will provide opportunities for specialisation and more opportunities for employment upon graduation. Dental Technologists (or Dental Technicians as they are often referred to) are highly skilled members of the dental team. They combine art and science skills to construct custom-made dental devices such as dentures, crowns, bridges and orthodontic appliances to replace, restore and correct defects that may affect our facial appearance and the ability to use our teeth properly. They generally work behind the scenes in laboratories and not directly on patients. Dental Prosthetists work independently with clinical patients to diagnose and treat them when they require removable partial or full dentures. The first three years will be spent developing highly specialised hand skills, finishing with a professional practice course where students work with Dentistry students on 'real-life real-time' patient cases. The final fourth year builds on the previous years with a focus on developing clinical knowledge and skills to diagnose, design, make and fit dentures directly to patients. A number of key benefits set Griffith's Dental Prosthetist education apart from other teaching institutions. Students develop advanced critical analytical skills to solve difficult technical and clinical situations. They learn in an inter-professional environment from experienced Dental Prosthetists and specialists in their field such as: Oral Pathology; Pharmacology; Radiology and Prosthodontist.

Course Fee:


International: $132,000

Entry Requirements:

Year 12 or equivalent; Prerequisite: English; Assumed knowledge: one of Biology, Chemistry or Mathematics

Structure:

320 credit points

Subjects you can Study:

Dental Technology, Dental Prosthetics

Study Pathways:

Honours is available

Accepts International Students:

Yes

Provider CRICOS: 00233E

Related Careers:

Dental Technician, Dentist,
Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Gold Coast 87 No Full time 4 years
Griffith University offer more than 350 qualifications across 5 campuses in Queensland. Griffith University serves more than 40,000 students. Approximately half of Griffith students study full-time and on-campus.

Provider CRICOS: 00233E

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