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Bachelor of Oral Health

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UAC says its just MMI for Sydney's Oral Health degree - no UCAT

Still though, very suprising that UCAT and interviews are required for such courses across Australia - any idea why they are so hardcore? like you don't see a UCAT or MMI for nursing

Usually interviews and entrance exams are required for courses that are very over-subscribed as a means of reducing numbers without slamming ATAR requirements through the roof. I’m not sure if that’s the case here though. Hopefully someone else can weigh in.
 

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hey, I was wondering where I could go after I graduated from BOH? If I don't manage to transfer into dentistry or get into post grad dentistry, would I be stuck as an oral health therapist / dental hygienist? Are there any certifications etc. so I could do more as an oral health therapist (eg. after dentistry theres stuff like certificates for sleep dentistry / increased ability to do orthodontic procedures)? thanks!
 

tksm

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hey, I was wondering where I could go after I graduated from BOH? If I don't manage to transfer into dentistry or get into post grad dentistry, would I be stuck as an oral health therapist / dental hygienist? Are there any certifications etc. so I could do more as an oral health therapist (eg. after dentistry theres stuff like certificates for sleep dentistry / increased ability to do orthodontic procedures)? thanks!
According to AHPRA, such programs have been phased out Dental Board of Australia - Phased out: Programs to extend scope but you can still "upgrade" your skills through CPD courses. Adult scope is definitely one of the 'upgrades' (I know if you go to UoN you graduate with adult scope) as well as adult fillings (I think La Trobe OHT allows you to do this).
I don't think there are courses that enable you to do dental procedures outside the scope of OHT like root canals/implants etc.
 

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hey, I was wondering where I could go after I graduated from BOH? If I don't manage to transfer into dentistry or get into post grad dentistry, would I be stuck as an oral health therapist / dental hygienist? Are there any certifications etc. so I could do more as an oral health therapist (eg. after dentistry theres stuff like certificates for sleep dentistry / increased ability to do orthodontic procedures)? thanks!
If you don’t want to end up “stuck” doing the job your degree qualifies you to do, then it might be worth considering another career path that you’ll be satisfied in if you don’t manage to make it into dentistry.
 
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