Why study dentistry?

Dentists practice prevention, diagnosis and treatment of diseases, injuries and malformations of the teeth, jaws and associated structures. Our course focuses on the delivery of oral health care services in rural and regional areas and you will take part in a placement program in rural Victoria. The program is based at the Bendigo campus with major teaching clinics in Bendigo, Mildura, Melton and Wodonga. You will study basic sciences and public health and start pre-clinical dentistry in your first semester in our state-of-the-art clinical simulation laboratory.

Career opportunities

La Trobe designs its courses with your future career in mind and partners with a range of professional organisations for accreditation and registration. Refer to the detail for each course below to see what professional registration and membership options exist.

Your study experience

Dentistry placements

Placements are an important part of our program and take place in our major teaching clinics in Bendigo, Wodonga, Mildura and Melton. You will attend all of our placement sites on a rotating basis. There are also smaller satellite clinics for students in the final year of the program.

Overseas study opportunities

You may be eligible for our student exchange program.

Find out about the experiences of one of our students.

George Abdelmalek

The hands-on nature of the course is great. The teaching staff have been amazing.

Mr George Abdelmalek,