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Hello, people of BOS!
I'm interested in pursuing a career in dentistry but I'm not sure which Universities (apart from USYD) that offer it and what ATAR and UMAT I would need. Is anyone currently studying undergraduate dentistry here?
 

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UQ offers BDsc. It's >99 ATAR (but you get bonus points for MX2 if you get E4 and also languages) threshold and also UMAT (no interview). I was one of the lowest, got 86 UMAT and just managed to scrape in. So yeah, aim for >90 UMAT and >99 ATAR :)
 

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Hi :)
Charles Sturt University (CSU) has undergrad Dentistry at their Orange campus - I don't know their specific entry requirements but I think you'll find the requirements a lot lower than USyd. They've only just introduced UMAT as an entry requirement too so I imagine they'd be quite lenient on UMAT scores. Have a look on their website! All of the students I've met appear highly competent and are incredibly professional so definitely consider it. Good luck :)
 

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How are you finding uni? :)
I'm liking it so far. Most of the cohort is interstate or international, and the cohort's fairly small (~70) so you get to know each other quickly - also, the whole dent cohort has the same classes (except for the really small tutorial groups and peer classes). Preclinic and clinic is also pretty cool, but there's more of a focus on communication with the patient instead of actual oral examination stuff in first semester.
 

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I'm liking it so far. Most of the cohort is interstate or international, and the cohort's fairly small (~70) so you get to know each other quickly - also, the whole dent cohort has the same classes (except for the really small tutorial groups and peer classes). Preclinic and clinic is also pretty cool, but there's more of a focus on communication with the patient instead of actual oral examination stuff in first semester.
Wow that sounds great!!
 

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I have friends doing dent at Adelaide, James Cook (JCU) and also Griffith! They all love it but it sounds like a tough course lol

I also have a lot of friends at USYD doing combined dent and there are just some pointers you need to be aware of

-It is 7 years (unlike most dent courses) and you spend the first three doing a Science degree
-The advertised ATAR is 99.5 but in actual fact it is a bit higher than that (but on the other side there's no UMAT)
 

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Hi :)
Charles Sturt University (CSU) has undergrad Dentistry at their Orange campus - I don't know their specific entry requirements but I think you'll find the requirements a lot lower than USyd. They've only just introduced UMAT as an entry requirement too so I imagine they'd be quite lenient on UMAT scores. Have a look on their website! All of the students I've met appear highly competent and are incredibly professional so definitely consider it. Good luck :)
With CSU in your final year you travel to other CSU campuses to perform clinics, so you get to see a few different places!
 

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I have friends doing dent at Adelaide, James Cook (JCU) and also Griffith! They all love it but it sounds like a tough course lol

I also have a lot of friends at USYD doing combined dent and there are just some pointers you need to be aware of

-It is 7 years (unlike most dent courses) and you spend the first three doing a Science degree
-The advertised ATAR is 99.5 but in actual fact it is a bit higher than that (but on the other side there's no UMAT)
What were their ATAR and UMAT scores around?
 

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