Other things to know

There's more to University than lectures and classes. In the Bachelor of Oral Health, you will study inside the Royal Melbourne Dental Hospital and a functioning dental clinic, giving you real-world experience from your first year.

It's also important to ensure you get the most out of your degree by maintaining an effective work/life balance and engaging with student groups.

Students in the Bachelor of Oral Health get hands-on experience in functioning dental clinics from the first year, giving real-world application to your studies. Before you will be allowed to enter the clinical environment, there are certain legal compliance requirements you need to satisfy.

For further information about these requirements, visit the Faculty's Clinical Placement Compliance website. Students must satisfy all of the General Requirements plus any specific requirements set by the School.

Note that all documentation must be submitted no later than Friday 11 March or your clinical placements might be affected.

Orientation is an important and exciting part of starting your new degree which all students must attend.

Specific details regarding orientation will be sent to you in the coming weeks. In the meantime, you can explore some of the other activities happening on campus on our Orientation website.

Bachelor of Oral Health students can be a part of the Melbourne Dental Students Society who run social events for students along with the Doctor of Dental Surgery students, including gala balls, trivia nights and other social activities.

Students can also participate in other University based clubs and societies via the University of Melbourne Student Union (UMSU).

All graduates of the Bachelor of Oral Health may register as a Dental Hygienist and Dental Therapist with the Australian Dental Board, recognised within Australia and New Zealand.

Students may also continue to pursue the Bachelor of Oral Health (Degree with Honours) to complete a fourth research year that could lead to a career in Oral Health Research or further higher degree research.

To explore the graduate study options available in the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences, visit our MDHS Study website, where you will also find a 'Make and Enquiry' button at the bottom of each page if you have further questions.

Alternatively, contact the Health Hub by phone on (03) 8344 5890 or in person on Level 1, Brownless Biomedical Library.