About the Department

We are young, innovative and excited about making a difference to the oral health of the community. According to a survey undertaken by QILT, we are the most highly rated dental program with our dental school receiving over 90% satisfaction rating from our newly qualified graduates in the 2013/2014 QILT survey.

At La Trobe you can study Oral Health Science and Dentistry in state-of-the-art facilities including award winning simulation laboratories and clinical facilities.

Our teaching programs incorporate cutting-edge online technologies with traditional class and lab based approaches to provide you with a stimulating, contemporary educational experience.

In both dentistry and oral health science the final years involve a complete clinical immersion program in real-life clinical settings, taught by practicing dental practitioners to ensure that you work-ready on graduation.

Employability of La Trobe dental and oral health graduates is high. Despite our short history, La Trobe educated dentists and oral health therapists have also assumed professional leadership, teaching and research roles.

Our community based clinical placements, research activities and international mobility program ensure that as well as being outstanding clinicians on graduation you will also have a global awareness and skills in innovation and entrepreneurship that will make you a truly global citizen in the 21st Century.