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Bachelor of Dental Science

Charles Sturt University

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If you have a real desire to improve people's health, wellbeing and enjoyment of life, dentistry may be the ideal career for you. The fully accredited Bachelor of Dental Science from Charles Sturt University qualifies you for registration as a dental practitioner in all Australian states and territories.

Develop your skills in our state-of-the-art simulation clinic, dental technology / clinical support laboratory, biodental science learning suite and anatomy teaching facilities. Charles Sturt University also has five dental and oral health clinics across its Albury-Wodonga, Bathurst, Dubbo, Orange and Wagga Wagga campuses. These clinics are open to patients from the local community and will provide some of your first professional training. You could undertake placements at any Charles Sturt University clinic during your course, working under the supervision of qualified dental practitioners.

Charles Sturt University is a proudly regional institution committed to improving opportunities and outcomes for the people of rural and regional Australia. This dentistry degree empowers you to make a positive contribution to the health of your local community.  

This course has been developed in cooperation with the Australian Dental Council, the Australian Dental Association, local dentists, oral health practitioners and senior consultants. Students will be required to purchase dental supplies and instrument kits and meet expenses associated with clinical placements.

Areas of study

Dental science.

Career opportunities

When you graduate, you'll be ready to make your mark in a wide range of careers, including dental educator, dentist.

Professional recognition

This course is professionally accredited by Australian Dental Council (ADC).

Refer to the Charles Sturt Professional Accreditation resource for specific information and a link to the accreditation body.

Practical experience

Intense clinical practice sessions using simulation and clinic equipment in state-of-the-art purpose-built facilities. During the final two years of the course, students will attend external clinical placements within the region, including (but not limited to) Albury-Wodonga, Bathurst, Dubbo, Orange and Wagga Wagga. Travel, accommodation and related expenses for these professional placements will be the responsibility of the student.

Fees and charges

The Australian Government subsidises the tuition fee for this course. The remaining balance is paid by the student. Visit the Charles Sturt University website for current fee information.

Essential requirements for admission

UCAT: In addition to applying through UAC, all applicants must sit the University Clinical Aptitude Test (UCAT). On the basis of their UCAT score, applicants may be selected for an interview at Orange campus in late November.

Current Charles Sturt students should refer to the Admissions criteria below regarding the UCAT requirement.

Rural and Indigenous applicants are encouraged to apply for this course. Applicants who wish to apply for a place via the Rural and Indigenous Applicants pathway are required to complete a Rural and Indigenous Supplementary Form (available from 1 June) and submit it via UAC.

Note: Special requirements and policies apply.

Admission criteria

Applicants with recent secondary education

Assumed knowledge: Chemistry, Mathematics Advanced, Physics.

Recommended studies: English Standard.

Applicants that are current Charles Sturt students (domestic)

Eligibility for interview is based on GPA in the year of application. Interviews may be granted to current Charles Sturt students who meet the following criteria: 

  • Enrolled in any Charles Sturt course at the time of application 
  • Have completed a minimum of 4 standard subjects (32 credit points) at Charles Sturt with a GPA of 5.5 or better at the time of application 

As entry into this course is competitive, meeting these criteria does not guarantee you an interview. After assessment of your application, if selected, you will be invited to attend an interview.

Final offers into the course will be conditional on obtaining a GPA of 5.5 or better at the end of the academic year of application, across a minimum of 6 standard subjects (48 credit points or more) in that year. No final offer will be made, irrespective of performance during interviews, to students who did not achieve a GPA of 5.5 or better at the end of the academic year, across all subjects attempted in the academic year.  

Other applicants

Refer to the Charles Sturt University general admission criteria.

Further information

View all details of this course on the Charles Sturt University website.

ATAR profile

ATAR-based offers only (semester 1, 2023)

Use all ATAR profile data as a guide only; it provides a broad overview of the ATARs and selection ranks of previous Year 12 students admitted into that course. ATARs and selection ranks required for entry in 2024 may be different. If you are unsure about including a course among your preferences, contact the relevant institution.

  1. This ATAR profile table is in line with Commonwealth Government transparency requirements. It is based on offers to recent school leavers (ie completed Year 12 in the last 2 years) who were selected solely or partly on their ATAR. Note that some institutions further differentiate this information on their websites.
  2. The ATAR values exclude any adjustment factors.
  3. The selection ranks include the ATAR and any adjustment factors.


– = data is not available.
<5 = less than 5 ATAR-based offers were made.
N/A = no offers were made on the basis of ATAR.
NC = new course
NP = Not provided by institution
NR = No reportable profile
NS = No Semester 1 offers
NN = Unavailable (other)
NO = Entry on other criteria

Student profile

Course updates
Courses are added and cancelled throughout the admissions year and course details are subject to change. Check the UAC course search regularly.

Contact us
For more information about any of Charles Sturt University's courses, call Charles Sturt University on 1800 275 278 or search the Charles Sturt University website.

Study Link
Study Link is Charles Sturt University’s Preparation for University Study program, offering a suite of over 20 short, self-paced subjects that have been designed to help build academic skills, fill knowledge gaps and give you practical experience and confidence in studying online. Study Link subjects help your transition to university study, with dedicated subject coordinators available to help you along the way.

Study Link subjects are non-credit bearing and free for most Australian residents. For more information, visit Study Link on the Charles Sturt University website.