Double Degree Dentistry

 

The Double Degree Dentistry program offers students a Bachelor of Science and Doctor of Dental Medicine (entry from high school) as part of the program.

The seven-year, full-time program provides students with the opportunity to study the Bachelor of Science (Advanced) (three years) program before entering the Doctor of Dental Medicine (four years).

This combination of science and dentistry offers students the opportunity to develop a strong background in the sciences, with some flexibility to study units from other faculties.

Why study with us?

  • Access to the latest technology, facilities and teaching laboratories
  • Opportunity to undertake a rural or regional placement within the program, giving you a broader insight into oral heal in the community
  • Be taught by internationally-renowned dental professionals, who are some of the most highly respected academics in Australia and the world
  • Develop a strong background in the sciences, with some flexibility to study units from other faculties
  • Receive training at the University of Sydney Camperdown Campus, as well as Westmead Centre for Oral Health and Sydney Dental Hospital
  • Understand how to make treatment decisions that are most appropriate for patients as individuals, and
  • Gain confidence in treating patients through simulation and practice-based experience.

Who should study this course?

The Double Degree Dentistry is designed for high school leavers who have achieved outstanding results and are interested in becoming a dentist and have a passion for Improving people’s lives through oral health.

Graduate opportunities

After graduating from the Doctor of Dental Medicine, candidates are eligible for immediate registration with the Dental Board of Australia, allowing them to go straight into practice.

Careers include private practice, public service (hospitals, schools, health department), defence forces, oral health research, and academic careers and, on completion of professional and research experience, specialisation options.

Professional recognition / accreditation

Dental Board of Australia
Dental Examining Board of Canada

Graduates of the Bachelor of Science (Advanced) and Doctor of Dental Medicine are eligible for immediate registration with the Dental Board of Australia, allowing them to go straight in to practice. Canadian students can undertake the examination of the National Dental Examining Board of Canada, allowing registration and practice in their home country.

Admission criteria

To be eligible for admission into the Double Degree Dentistry, applicants must:

  • Have completed secondary school qualifications, such as the NSW Higher School Certificate
  • Have received a minimum 99.5 ATAR result (for domestic students) or 90 ATAR result (for Cadigal Program applicants). International students should refer to the undergraduate entry requirements
  • Undertake an assessment and interview and achieve satisfactory performance results, and
  • Provide proof of your English language proficiency (dependent on educational background and country of origin).

A limited number of scholarships are available for high school leavers.

How to apply

Applicants for semester one close on the last working day of September. Only short listed applicants will be interviewed. Applicants who will not have their results available for the 2017 intake must visit late results for more information.

Timeline for 2018 admission

  1. All dates above are subject to change
  2. Times and dates listed are Sydney, Australia time
  3. Last updated: 18 July 2017
2017 Date Event
August mid-late Aug Assessment via Skype for International Applicants
September Fri 29 Close of on time UAC applications
October Tue 31 Close of direct applications to the University
December Fri 15

ATARs released

Close of adding the BSc/MD or the BArts/MD as a preference to be considered for the Assessment on 18 Dec.

  Sat 16

Info Day

  Sun 17

change of preference closing date for UAC December round 2

  Mon 18

Assessment day*

  Thu 21

UAC December Round 2 offers released



2018 Date Event
January Tue 16 Close of adding the BSc/MD or the BArts/MD as a preference to be considered for the Assessment on 22 January
  Mon 22 Assesment Day*
  mid-late Jan Assessment via Skype for International Applicants
  Wed 24 Change of preferences closing date for UAC January Round 2
  Wed 31 UAC January Round 2 offeres released

Areas of study and progression

The first three years of Double Degree Dentistry will involve students completing three undergraduate subjects in biology, physics and chemistry and undertaking a one week observational study of their choosing. Before students start their observational study, they are required to comply with the student requirements for entering NSW Health facilities.

To remain in the Double Degree Dentistry program, all students must:

  • Complete their bachelor's degree in minimum time
  • Complete undergraduate units of study having a total value of at least 144 credit points
  • Maintain a credit average or above in each of the first three years of the Bachelor of Science (Advanced)
  • Satisfactorily complete a zero credit point unit of study in dentistry during candidature in the Bachelor of Science (Advanced)
  • Satisfactorily complete at least three subjects in Science (Biology Physics and Chemistry) in the first three years of the program, and
  • Satisfactorily complete a junior biology unit of study equivalent to BIOL1003, or BIOL1006, or BIOL1007.

Additional information

  • There is important information relevant for all applicants that details deferment details, additional costs, impermissible conduct, first aid certificates, health and immigration status (for international students), and
  • For 2017 admission dates, relevant to all applicants.