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About Dentistry Courses

Dentists are very important and a career that will be needed well into the future. With virtually no threat of automation and growth expected due to the ageing population; dentists and dental assistants are in demand.

Careers in Dentistry Australia

Graduates of dentistry in Australia earn more than any other sector, with an average income of $92,000 for Bachelor students. With strong growth expected over the next five years across all dentistry careers. Dentistry also employs thousands across Australia, with the most in Dental Assistance, which has over 18,000 workers. The sector also has a very low unemployment rate, which means there’s plenty of job openings. In fact, the Government’s Job Outlook data predicts as many as 7,000 job openings for dental professionals in the next few years.

Careers in dentistry include:

  • Dentist
  • Dental Assistant
  • Dental Hygienist
  • Dental Nurse

Dentistry courses in Australia

There’s plenty of options to choose from if you’re looking to study dentistry. Depending on your career goals and existing commitments, there’s a course available for you. With many dentistry courses offered in-class, as well as some online with work placement opportunities; you’ll always be able to find one that suits you perfectly. Some of the most popular courses include the Certificate III in Dental Assistance which can prepare you for a career as a dental assistant or technician.

How do you become a Dentist in Australia?

In Australia, there are a few steps you need to complete to be a practising dentist. You will need to:

  1. Complete an undergraduate degree in a related field, such as the Bachelor of Dental Science or Bachelor of Oral health. This sometimes requires qualifying for a place through sitting an exam
  2. Successfully complete all the requirements, such as pre-requisites and GAMSAT test to qualify for a postgraduate course
  3. Attend an Australian Dental School and complete a four-year postgraduate degree such as the Doctor of Dental Surgery
  4. Alternatively, you can complete a five year included undergraduate degree

Don’t hesitate to turn your career goals into reality. Browse the range of dentistry courses today and be a part of this challenging and in-demand sector.