Griffith University

Bachelor of Dental Prosthetics

Griffith University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00233E

This degree is designed for someone who is looking for a pure clinical qualification working directly with patients. It will suit someone interested in working as an independent clinician to diagnose, design, manufacture and fit removable dentures. It would also suit students who have a recognised Dental Technology Bachelor degree who are ready to upgrade to a clinical qualification. Graduates from the Bachelor of Oral Health in Dental Technology at Griffith University should apply for this degree to gain a Dental Prosthetist qualification and can apply for credit towards the program.  Through coursework and supervised clinical practice, Dental Prosthetists are educated in all facets of removable dental prosthetics in an inter-professional setting, learning and working alongside other dental and health care professionals. This degree is not suited to pursuing a Dentistry or Dental Technology qualification and does not include the complex crown and bridge components which are covered in the dual Bachelor of Dental Technology/Bachelor of Dental Prosthetics (1580) degree.A number of key benefits set Griffith’s Dental Prosthetist education apart from other teaching institutions. Students develop advanced critical analytical skills to solve difficult technical and clinical situations. They learn in an inter-professional environment from experienced dental prosthetists and specialists in their field such as: Oral Pathology Pharmacology Radiology ProsthodontistDental Prosthetic students practice alongside Dentistry students to develop communication and collaboration skills in individual cases. Whether this is inserting and monitoring immediate dentures or witnessing a variety of complex dental procedures. This process is managed through the Team Based Treatment Planning Process which develops patient referral skills.


  • Applied Oral Biology 1
  • Applied Oral Biology 2
  • Comprehensive Prosthetics
  • Conservatorium Ensemble Studies
  • First Peoples Health and Practice
  • Foundational Anatomy and Physiology
  • Fundamentals of Communication
  • Fundamentals of Research
  • Introduction to Dental Technology
  • Laboratory Practicum 1
  • Laboratory Practicum 2
  • Laboratory Practicum 3
  • Language and Communication for Health
  • Pharmacology
  • Prosthetic Technology 1
  • Prosthetic Technology 2
  • Prosthetic Technology 3

Standard entry requirements

Academic achievement in Year 12 or equivalent


Griffith University grants credit and recognition of prior learning which may relate to prior formal learning or prior informal and non-formal learning. For more information, please visit the following website: Credit transfer Griffith's innovative Credit Precedent Database allows you to find out what credit decisions have been made in the past. These precedents will give you an idea of what you can expect. View credit precedents for this program

Study pathways

Graduates from the Bachelor of Dental Prosthetics may be eligible to proceed to Honours.

Study information

CampusFeesMid year intakeAttendance
Gold Coast Campus International: $103,500 No
  • Full-time : 3 years

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