Dental Medicine

Contribute to society's continual improvement of health with a focus on dentistry.
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Pathway details

Learn to diagnose and treat diseases, injuries and abnormalities of teeth and gums with preventive procedures, surgery and other techniques. You can pursue a Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD) at UWA via a Direct Pathway after completing a bachelor's degree in any discipline with a major in Medical Sciences. You’ll also need to meet any other course prerequisites, and complete your undergraduate degree with a Grade Point Average of at least 5.5. If you are not completing a Direct Pathway, you are not required to take the Medical Sciences major, however this means your postgraduate study will be four years instead of three.

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Dentist To become a dentist you need to study a three-year bachelor's degree followed by a three-year doctorate degree DENTIST = 3 DOCTORATE 3+ BACHELOR’S

Choose a three-year degree with one major in your degree field and the other in Medical Sciences and, if you meet other prerequisites, you can pursue a Doctor of Dental Medicine. The Doctor of Dental Medicine is a professional degree course to train students to be fully registered in the dental profession in accordance with the requirements specified in an approved registration standard in Australia.

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Pathways for mature-age students

If you'll be aged 20 years or older on 1 March (for Semester 1 entry) or 1 August (for Semester 2 entry) you qualify for our mature-age entry pathways. These enable entry into one of UWA's undergraduate degrees whereby, upon completion, you could apply for graduate entry into dentistry.
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Direct Pathways for high school leavers

Minimum ATAR
TISC Codes
  • BA + DMD
  • BBiomedSc + DMD
    BCom + DMD
  • BSc + DMD
  • BPhil (Hons) + DMD
Limited places
  • Opportunities are available for students from High Achievement, Broadway, Rural and Indigenous entry paths to apply for a Direct Pathway place to the Doctor of Dental Medicine (places are limited)
Selection criteria
  • Aptitude test (UMAT)
  • Interview
  • Academic performance (ATAR or equivalent)
  • Spatial awareness test
Undergraduate major
Conditions for progress to Postgraduate Study
  • Completion of a UWA bachelor’s degree with a minimum Faculty GPA of 5.5 in three years (four years for students undertaking an honours year)

[1] This pathway is also available through the Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours). Students taking this pathway require an ATAR of 98.00.

[2] Bachelor of Philosophy students will take an additional year to complete this pathway.

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Standard entry

You can study dental medicine by completing a bachelor's degree after high school. Other requirements include:

  • Minimum GPA of 5.5
  • Suitable GAMSAT score
  • Interview
  • English Language Competency
  • Satisfactory completion of the Spatial Awareness Test
  • Eyesight requirements

For further information on graduate entry to the DMD, visit the Faculty website.

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