This five-year, full-time dentistry course covers the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of diseases and conditions of the mouth including teeth and supporting structures. The course introduces clinical experience from the start, and offers a focus on rural health needs. You'll study human biosciences, public health, dental science and research, and all aspects of oral health practice. You'll also explore the differences between rural and urban health and how these relate to health policy and rural health services. In fourth year, you'll study prosthodontics - prosthetics for the jaw and teeth including crowns, bridges, implants and dentures. In fifth year, you'll learn more about specialist disciplines including comprehensive patient care, and aspects of law, ethics and dental practice management. From first year, you'll work in our clinical simulation lab. You'll also gain direct experience in public clinics from your third year with a placement in Bendigo. During fourth and fifth years, you'll undertake clinical placements in Melton, Wodonga, Mildura and Bendigo. Here you'll treat patients under the supervision of experienced clinicians and participate in community-based oral health promotion programs.
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