Bachelor of Dental Technology

Griffith University

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

This degree is ideal for students who like to work behind the scenes creating and manufacturing dentures, crowns, bridges and orthodontic appliances but not fitting the final denture or appliance to the patient.  It suits students who like working with their hands, can pay attention to detail and prefer not to work directly with the patient.  Dental Technologists (or Dental Technicians as they are often referred to) are highly skilled members of the dental team. They combine art and science skills to construct custom-made dental devices to replace, restore and correct defects that may affect our facial appearance and the ability to use our teeth properly. As an undergraduate student, you will learn and work alongside Dentistry students in our state of the art dental clinics and laboratories located in the same building. Our students enjoy working with industry-standard equipment including CAD-CAM (Computer Aided Design/Manufacturing) facilities. You will also expand your hands-on experience working with registered and experienced Dental Technicians in our commercial laboratory and through professional practice placements.Honours is available through an additional year of study.


  • Applied Oral Biology 1
  • Applied Oral Biology 2
  • Communication and Culture
  • First Peoples Health and Practice
  • Foundational Anatomy and Physiology
  • Health Practice Management
  • Introduction to Dental Technology
  • Laboratory Practicum 1
  • Laboratory Practicum 2
  • Laboratory Practicum 3
  • Laboratory Practicum 4
  • Language and Communication for Health
  • Professional Practice
  • Prosthetic Technology 1
  • Prosthetic Technology 2
  • Prosthetic Technology 3
  • Prosthetic Technology 4
  • Research Development

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

The Bachelor of Dental Technology provides a pathway to the Bachelor of Dental Technology/Bachelor of Dental Prosthetics (1580) or graduates may proceed to Honours.From 2021, graduates of the Bachelor of Dental Technology may be eligible to apply for the Graduate Entry Bachelor of Dental Prosthetics (1638) program.

Study information

CampusFeesMid year intakeAttendance
Gold Coast Campus International: $115,500 No
  • Full-time : 3 years

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