School of Dentistry and Oral Health

School of Dentistry and Oral Health


Welcome to Griffith University’s new purpose-built Health Centre on our Gold Coast campus, located across the road from the Gold Coast University Hospital at Southport. Here, you will undertake your Dental degree, learning from qualified Oral Health professionals using a variety of technologies and techniques in different settings. From your first year of study, Griffith provides world-class facilities including a dental clinic, commercial dental in clinical skills laboratories, and high-level IT research and teaching facilities. Let’s take a look! Studying here, you’ll acquire the knowledge that underpins dental practice, and undertake essential clinical experience. From the beginning, the program promotes communication between Dentistry and Dental Technology students, seeing students work together as a comprehensive health team. From your first year, you’ll be introduced to state of the art Histology, Pathology and Anatomy laboratories. You’ll be taught by staff renowned not only as teachers, but as world experts in their fields. From the beginning of the course, you’ll start developing your hand skills in our simulation laboratories. You’ll learn to do restorations, root canal treatments, dental appliances, and prepare crowns bridges and dentures. Our simulation labs are among the best in the world, and will ensure that you master these techniques prior to performing them on real patients. In our prosthetic dental laboratories, you learn how to manufacture all major appliance used in dentistry. The school also has a commercial dental laboratory which provides services to our dental clinic. When you start seeing your own patients, you’ll be able to fabricate a variety of prosthetic appliances required by them. And dental care teams, dental technology and dentistry students, collaborate on patient cases with guidance from internationally recognised academics. You’ll graduate with superior skills and confidence gained by working with registered dentists and dental specialists in our modern clinic. A real-life setting, making a difference in the health of individuals and the community. We would like to thank you for choosing to study at the School of Dentistry and Oral Health. And we will make every effort possible, to make you feel at home. We pride ourselves for having one of the most modern curriculums in Australia. Ensuring we produce competent and ready-to-work professionals that exceed in their field. Opportunities to further your studies in research and other dental specialist programs, are available upon graduation to ensure you have a long and rewarding journey with us.

Author: Kevin Mason

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