Pathways to dentistry

Discussion in 'General Dentistry Discussion' started by Ehab Raed, Jun 16, 2018.

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    hi guys , iam currently doing pathology diploma at Tafe and I am going to finish it next Dec and I am interested about doing dentistry , what pathways would u suggest to me .Also I want to tell you that I don't have HSC as I am refugee here . Pls provide me with easiest and fastest way to dentistry , iam bit concerned about B. oral health will u recommended it to me ?
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    Welcome to MSO. Without HSC/ATAR you will need to do at least one year of uni first (any uni any degree) then use its GPA to apply for Dentistry. I think there are three possible pathways for you:

    1) Do one year (GPA 6.2+ to be competitive) + sit UMAT and apply to UQ, CSU, LaTrobe, JCU (JCU doesn't require UMAT but a good written application)
    2) GPA 6.8+ apply to Griffith, no UMAT no interview
    3) Complete a 3-year undergrad degree + sit GAMSAT and apply to the graduate schools like USyd, UMelb, UWA

    Best wishes for your endeavour.
     
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    hi mate ,
    thank you for the value info , doing a year at uni then with a umat is a kind of risk as is not guarantee u to get a high umat mark , however will you encourage me to do bachelor of oral health as future carrier as well as a pathway to dental science ?
    thank mate
     
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    The only B Oral Health that leads to an assured Dentistry place is at Griffith. You need to get ATAR 99.5+ or GPA 6.8+ to get into this course.

    Otherwise you would need to sit UMAT/GAMSAT where it is required, regardless of your undergrad course/degree. So choose one that would give you a suitable career if you can't make into Dentistry. I don't know enough to comment on job prospects for B Oral Health, sorry.
     
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    If you are looking to be a dental hygienist or dental therapist (i.e. you would be happy with this career pathway if you never got into dentistry) then doing a B.Oral Health with the relevant majors is a reasonable choice of degree.

    On the other hand, if you have no intention of ever being a dental hygienist or dental therapist, then this is probably not the degree for you.
     

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