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Bachelor of Dental Technology/Bachelor of Dental Prosthetics
Bachelor of Dental Technology/Bachelor of Dental Prosthetics

Bachelor of Dental Technology/Bachelor of Dental Prosthetics

  • ID:GU610102
  • Level:4-Year Double Degree
  • Duration:
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  • Type:Full-time

Fees (AUD)

  • TuitionFee/Year:$37,000.00
  • LivingFee/Year:$12,000.00
  • InsuranceFee/Year:$609.00
  • TuitionFee/Year:$37,000.00
  • LivingFee/Year:$12,000.00
  • InsuranceFee/Year:$609.00
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Admission Requirements

Entry Requirements

  • Prerequisites: English, English as an Additional Language, Literature or English & Literature Extension (Units 3&4, C)

  • Admission to the Bachelor of Dental Technology/Bachelor of Dental Prosthetics (for International students) will be determined by the following criteria:

    • Academic achievement in Year 12 or equivalent.

    • Demonstration of English proficiency.

English 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).

English test results must be no more than two years old.

Course Information

This double degree is ideal for those students who are interested in developing hands-on practical skills in designing and making dentures, crowns and bridges, combined with diagnosing, designing and fitting removable dentures directly to patients. For secondary school leavers, it will provide opportunities for specialisation and more opportunities for employment upon graduation.

Students graduate with two qualifications to be able to work as both a Dental Technologist/Technician and Dental Prosthetist. 

Dental Technologists (or Dental Technicians as they are often referred to) are highly skilled members of the dental team. They combine art and science skills to construct custom-made dental devices such as dentures, crowns, bridges and orthodontic appliances to replace, restore and correct defects that may affect our facial appearance and the ability to use our teeth properly. They generally work behind the scenes in laboratories and not directly on patients.

Dental Prosthetists work independently in a clinical setting to diagnose and treat patients requiring removable partial or full dentures.

The first three years will be spent developing highly specialised hand skills, finishing with a professional practice course where students work alongside dentistry students on "real-life real-time" patient cases. The final fourth year builds on the previous years with a focus on developing clinical knowledge and skills to diagnose, fabricate, make and fit dentures directly to patients.

A number of key benefits set Griffith's Dental Prosthetist education apart from that at 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 fields such as:

  • Oral Pathology

  • Pharmacology

  • Radiology

  • Prosthodontics


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Year 1

You must complete the following courses:

  • Foundational Anatomy and Physiology - 1006MSC

  • Communication and Culture - 1506LHS

  • Applied Oral Biology 1 - 1018DOH

  • Introduction to Dental Technology - 1011DOH

  • Applied Oral Biology 2 - 1019DOH

  • Laboratory Practicum 1 - 1101DOH

  • Prosthetic Technology 1 - 1201DOH

Note: Students must successfully complete all Year 1 courses before enrolling in Year 2 courses.

Year 2

You must complete the following courses:

  • First Peoples Health and Practice - 3121MED

  • Prosthetic Technology 2 - 2202DOH

  • Laboratory Practicum 2 - 2204DOH

  • Prosthetic Technology 3 - 2203DOH

  • Laboratory Practicum 3 - 2205DOH

Note: Students must successfully complete all Year 2 courses before enrolling in Year 3 courses.

Year 3

You must complete the following courses:

  • Prosthetic Technology 4 - 3031DOH

  • Laboratory Practicum 4 - 3032DOH

  • Health Practice Management - 3008AHS

  • Professional Practice - 3029DOH

  • Research Development - 3023DOH

Exit point: Bachelor of Dental Technology (1574). To exit (after successfully completing 240 credit points from Years 1, 2 and 3), you should apply for a program transfer.

Note: Students must successfully complete all Year 3 courses before enrolling in Year 4 courses.

Year 4

You must complete the following courses:

  • Comprehensive Prosthetics - 3055DOH_Y1

  • Pharmacology - 3000PHM

  • Comprehensive Prosthetics - 3055DOH_Y2

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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

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 Technician/Dental Prosthetist or Clinical Dental Technician.

Dental Technologists (or Dental Technicians as they are often referred to) will find employment with Dental Technicians, Dentists, Dental Prosthetists, Prosthodontists, Orthodontists, Periodontists, and Oral Surgeons in the public or private health sectors working to referring dental practitioners and specialist's prescriptions. Graduates will be able to design and construct appliances according to international standards that meet individual patient's needs. Dental Technicians work with a wide range of materials and techniques such as: gold, porcelain, plastic and lost wax technique and CAD-CAM (Computer Aided Design/Manufacturing). They may see patients to record the colour, shape and characteristics of existing teeth.

With this qualification, graduates can apply clinical skills, scientific knowledge, artistic skills and compassionate nature across three distinct specialist areas - Prosthodontic, Conservative and Orthodontic - or you may eventually choose self-employment. Graduates will be well equipped to sit for a 'skills exam' requested by employers.

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.

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 and dental prosthetist (clinical dental technician) in other countries. They will have gained the necessary knowledge and skills to adapt to the examination process required for registration.

Ability to settle

Overseas Student Health Cover

OSHC: 609 ($) AUD per year

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