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What will I learn?

This degree is designed for someone who has a recognised Dental Technology Bachelor degree who is ready to upgrade their qualification. to work directly with patients. It will suit someone interested in working as an independent clinician to diagnose, design, manufacture and fit removable dentures. Graduates from the Bachelor of Oral Health in Dental Technology/Bachelor of Dental Technology at Griffith University should apply for this degree to gain a Dental Prosthetist qualification and will receive advanced standing towards the program.

Through coursework and supervised clinical practice, Dental Prosthetists are educated in all facets of removable dental prosthetics in an inter-professional setting, learning and working alongside other dental and health care professionals. This degree is not suited to applicants pursuing a Dentistry qualification and is not open to applicants holding a dentistry qualification.

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; Prosthodontics.

Dental Prosthetic students practice alongside Dentistry students to develop communication and collaboration skills in individual cases. Whether this is inserting and monitoring immediate dentures or witnessing a variety of complex dental procedures. This process is managed through the Team Based Treatment Planning Process which develops patient referral skills.

PATHWAYS TO FURTHER STUDY

Graduates from this program may be eligible to proceed to Honours.

MY CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

With this qualification, graduates will find employment opportunities in the public and private health sectors through government health department clinics and private practice as a Dental Prosthetist or Clinical Dental Technician.

Prosthodontic Technician and Clinician (Removable Prosthodontics)

Dental Prosthetists work directly with patients to provide removable partial dentures and the prosthodontic technician designs and fabricates the full and partial dentures in plastic or alloy. Graduates will be well equipped for the variety of procedures and techniques to replace missing teeth and will work alongside Dentists and Prosthodontists.

Self-employment

Graduates will gain an understanding of the operational issues involved in establishing a new business. Graduates may own and operate a dental laboratory or clinic. Graduates can progress onto employment in management roles such as senior or chief technician or prosthetists positions; quality control technicians/prosthetist; teaching or dental sales.

Research opportunities

Graduates can apply to progress their research skills through an Honours, Masters or PhD qualification which may lead to various roles in academia, large-scale organisations (corporations/companies, government departments, non-profit/charity organisation).

International opportunities

Graduates will be equipped to apply for dental technician registration in other countries. They will have gained the necessary knowledge and skills to adapt to the examination process required for registration.

Which department am I in?

Griffith Health

CRICOS

102310D

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
A$37,000.00 (20,01,082) per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Application deadline

31 January 2023

More details

Start date

6 March 2023

Venue

Griffith University

Gold Coast Campus,

Parklands Drive,

SOUTHPORT,

Queensland,

4215, GOLD COAST, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

The University's Bachelor Honours Degree (AQF Level 8) Policy will apply: Applicants for this Honours program must have successfully completed the Bachelors degree (or equivalent).

For international students

To be eligible for admission to the Bachelor of Dental Prosthetics (Graduate Entry) program, a student must have: a Bachelor of Oral Health in Dental Technology or Bachelor of Dental Technology from Griffith University within the past ten years with a minimum GPA of 5.0.

Language requirements

English language requirements apply to International applicants and other applicants whose previous study was undertaken in a language other than English. The minimum English language requirements for such applicants for entry to this program are as follows: A minimum overall band score of 7.0 on IELTS (Academic) with no sub-score of less than 7.0 OR the Occupational English Test (OET) with a minimum score of B in each of the four components (listening, reading, writing and speaking) OR the Pearson Test of English (Academic) with a minimum overall score of 65 with no score less than 65 OR an internet-based (iBT) TOEFL score of 94 (no score less than 24 for listening, 24 for reading, 27 for writing and 23 for speaking).

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

Pathways options

Offered by other partners

This university accepts pathways courses from
  • Algonquin College
  • Confederation College
  • Niagara College
  • Durham College
  • Canadore College
  • Open Universities Australia
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