Dentistry and Oral Health

Enhance people's confidence and quality of life by keeping their teeth and gums healthy.

Elite quality, priceless experience

Adelaide is one of the top 25 universities in the world in which to study dentistry and oral health. Ours is the #1 dental school in Australia and delivers an unrivalled learning experience backed by 100 years' teaching and research expertise.

  • Build comprehensive clinical skills from year one using state-of-the-art technology in our simulation training lab.
  • Sharpen your skills in our full-service Adelaide Dental Hospital and high-demand Community Outreach program.
  • Undertake extensive clinical placements in dental hospitals and clinics across Adelaide, rural South Australia and interstate.

A remarkable health community

Our world standing in dentistry and oral health ensures you will be learning side-by-side with students of the highest calibre. But that's only the start. You'll be guided by educators and researchers who are international leaders in their fields. Shared classes with both oral health and dental students will introduce you to real workplace practices - and your colleagues of the future. And you'll do it all in the heart of the Adelaide BioMed City precinct, with numerous other world-class centres all around you. These include:

  • the Royal Adelaide Hospital
  • South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute
  • our own South Australian Immunogenomics Cancer Institute.

Career prospects

Dental and oral health professionals are well paid and in demand, and that's only expected to increase^. There are also some exciting technological advances on the industry's horizon. These include the use of:

  • AI, augmented reality and virtual reality
  • laser treatment, promising little-to-no pain, faster healing and reduced infection risk
  • 3D-printed dental prosthetics.
  • Ranked #1 in Australia*
  • Ranked #25 globally
  • A proud 100-year history

*QS World University Rankings by Subject, 2022
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Choose your level of study
A great part of the degree is the amount of time you get to practise in the simulation clinic, so you're confident when you start to see real patients.
Latisha Sykora - Bachelor of Oral Health

Latisha Sykora

Bachelor of Oral Health