The Bachelor of Dental Science (BDS) is a five-year, full-time course. Years one to three focus on bioethics, health law and dental sciences. A minimum pass rate of 50 is required to enroll in a dental bachelor’s degree program. Getting into dental school is so competitive that a 3.0 grade point average (GPA) is the minimum you’d need to even have a chance. A 3.3 GPA or above would set you apart, and you should aim for the same GPA in your science courses
Studying dentistry at university
- Patient assessment.
- Oral biology.
- Digestive, renal and endocrine systems.
- Healthcare ethics and law.
- Paediatric dentistry and orthodontics.
- Clinical skills.