Bachelor in Dental Surgery

Top 4 Bachelor Degrees in Dental Surgery 2016/2017

Dental Surgery

A bachelor’s degree usually takes between three and five years to complete, and often results in a career in the student’s field of study. Courses are offered in universities and private colleges all over the world.

What is a Bachelor in Dental Surgery? Dentistry deals with the evaluation and treatment of dental and oral disease. This program focuses on the surgery side of dentistry, and students gain a wealth of knowledge and skills. Each program will vary some, but students will study the biomedical sciences and then move on to clinical dentistry. Learning basic and advanced dental techniques and a lot of hands-on work will help prepare the students for a future job.

Students who pursue a degree in dental surgery benefit in that they are entering a rewarding career. Improving smiles, preventing dental disease, and improving patient confidence are very gratifying, and finding work is fairly easy for those who successfully fulfill the required curriculum.

Tuition and fees can vary quite a bit depending on a variety of factors. The location and reputation of the school is a big determinant, as is the duration of the program. Students should call the schools directly to find out what the financial obligations will be.

There are numerous career opportunities for those with a dental surgery degree. Opening a specialist practice is most common, but there are other options as well. Graduates may choose to practice dentistry in the armed forces or other military branch, or work on a dental board to propose and uphold dental recommendations for individuals of all ages. Those who wish to teach can earn their instruction education and work in research or university settings.

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Bachelor Dental Medicine

Universitas Airlangga
Campus Full time 11 semesters July 2017 Indonesia Surabaya

Faculty of Dental Medicine, Universitas Airlangga provides the graduates to have the competence in the field of dentistry, to master the science and technology in dentistry as well as having "life skill" to compete in both further education and as a dentist. [+]

Bachelors in Dental Surgery. Objective: Faculty of Dental Medicine, Universitas Airlangga provides the graduates to have the competence in the field of dentistry, to master the science and technology in dentistry as well as having "life skill" to compete in both further education and as a dentist. Course Description: Dentist Educational Program has been accredited by National Accreditation Board. Dentist Educational Program are completed in two stages. The first stage, named Bachelor Program in Dental Surgery, perform in 7 semesters with 148 credits. The second stage, Professional Program in Dentistry deliver in 4 semesters with 36 credits. Outcome: Graduates the professional dentist that play an active role in the government or non-governmental organizations, includes the Ministry of Health, University, Hospitals, Private practice, as well as the scientist in dental science. Alumnus’s testimonials Zahrotur Riyad, DDS (Alumnus 1997-2003) After graduating as a dentist in 2003, I work with many people. After a while, working with the local community made me realize that the knowledge I had from college alone was not enough if I wanted to succeed at being useful and help contribute to society. Since 2010, I have been serving in government community health center (PUSKESMAS) Galang, Batam, Riau Islands. PUSKESMAS Galang working area covers about 100 islands, of which only 35 islands are inhabited. Together with the health team, I have been moving from one island to another, every day until now. Even though the areas were so remote that we need a small boat to sail across the oceans, I enjoyed every second of it. Appreciations were nationally awarded from various agencies, including Ibu Berprestasi 2015 from HIPMI Peduli Kepri in health category Inspiring Women NOVA 2014 in health category Icon of Revolutionary Mental Ministry of Human Development and Culture 2016 in the field of work ethic She CAN Inspiring Women 2015 from Tupperware Indonesia The nominee of UNESCO Prize for Girl's and Women's Education in 2016 Exemplary Doctor of Riau Islands province in 2016 National Exemplary Doctor 2016 Current Foreign Student’s Testimonials Ahmad Khalid Mahmoud Humidat, BDS Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Resident, Faculty of Dental Medicine, Universitas Airlangga My name is Ahmad, a foreign student, came from Palestine. I chose the Specialist Program of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery in Universitas Airlangga for next destination of my post graduate study journey. Learning the Indonesian language is one of the main ways that help me to be more active in my study and help me to communicate very well with the people around me. Since I started my study here on December 2014, I had a lot of experience, doing minor and major in oral and maxillofacial surgery, helping the preparation and attending a lot of public charity programs held by my Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, such as cleft lip and palate charity program. Here, I learn to be more responsible and being always ready. The campus atmosphere is very friendly and my experience is incredible, because I meet friends for life who make me easy to adapt smoothly and help in my study process. The lectures treat me as their son because they want me to be a success Oral and Maxillofacial surgeon. I hope my all of these process help me to get my future. International Dental Course Student’s testimonial. Nadiah Kinanthi, BDS. Student of Professional Program in Dentistry , Faculty of Dental Medicine, Universitas Airlangga First, I didn’t really get into the field of dentistry. Nevertheless, by the time, I am getting more interested in this field. Moreover, I got a chance to study dentistry in Japan. From 2011 until 2015, I participated in International Dental Course, a program that give an opportunity for students to complete the undergraduate study in Hiroshima University, Japan. This program implements a dual linguistic concept, in which all the lectures are given in both English and Japanese. In the final year of my program, I conducted a scientific research about micro-RNA in the bone, as part of my final thesis. By joining that program, I have learnt a lot of knowledge in dentistry, especially in developed country like Japan. Furthermore, I also had a chance to meet many friends from different countries, expanding my networks, and also experience the Japanese cultures. I feel so lucky to join that program. At the moment, I am doing professional program in dentistry in Universitas Airlangga Dental Hospital. I hope I could gain my skill and implement my knowledge as a professional dentist in the future. Partner School Hiroshima University, Japan Kagoshima University, Japan Tohoku University, Japan Osaka University, Japan School of Stomatology, Peking University, China University of Malaya, Malaysia Chosun University, South Korea [-]

Bachelor in Dental Science (Honours)

The University of Queensland
Campus Full time 5 years January 2017 Australia Saint Lucia

This program educates the next generation of dental professionals at the most advanced tertiary oral health facility in Australia. [+]

Why study the Bachelor of Dental Science (Honours) This program educates the next generation of dental professionals at the most advanced tertiary oral health facility in Australia. With a focus on smaller cohorts and dedicated and specialist teachers, students will not only learn the science and acquire the technical skills to care for patients and prevent, diagnose, treat oral diseases & abnormalities, but also master the technical skills and knowledge needed to provide quality oral healthcare and make a genuine difference to the lives of others. This program ensures graduates will be workforce ready. Along with gaining in depth theoretical knowledge, students complete approximately 1,900 hours of practical placements in a variety of clinical settings with the possibility of a clinical placement in State Government and Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Health Service clinics throughout Queensland or interstate. Entry requirements Entry scores All international applicants need to meet the minimum entry score for admission into this program. If you’re currently studying year 12 (or equivalent) in Australia or New Zealand, you need to meet this program’s minimum OP or Rank score. If you’re currently completing your senior schooling elsewhere, you need to meet this program’s minimum equivalent international entry score. If you’re not a current school leaver, your application will be considered on an individual basis. Prerequisites OP1 or Rank 99, Year 12 or equivalent English and Chemistry (Biology also recommended), and UMAT (or ISAT for international applicants). English Proficiency IELTS overall 7; reading 7; writing 7; speaking 7; listening 7. For other English Language Proficiency Tests and Scores approved for UQ, view the English proficiency policy below. In order to gain entry to an academic program at UQ, you will have to demonstrate you have the appropriate level of English language skills. To meet the UQ's English language proficiency requirements, you must demonstrate one of the following: a score equivalent to four semesters of Sound Achievement in Queensland Studies Authority English, English for ESL Learners or Australian or international equivalent. Less than four semesters may be considered for some programs. at least 6.5 overall and a minimum of 6.0 in each sub-band of the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) or equivalent test. Some programs have higher English proficiency requirements; see individual program requirements. Other equivalent tests such as the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) and Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic are also accepted, and other qualifications and experience may also be considered. Study Abroad and Incoming Exchange students are only required to meet the overall score (eg 6.5 IELTS or 87 TOEFL or 64 PTE). Visa requirements International students who are accepted into full-time study in the Bachelor of Dental Science (Honours) are eligible to apply for an Australian student visa. The Australian Government has simplified the visa application process. Now, all international students apply for the Student Visa (subclass 500). Program structure Courses The courses offered in the Bachelor of Dental Science (Honours) are set out in the course list. Each course is allocated a certain number of units (#). A standard full-time study load is 8 units per semester. Program Rules The Program Rules explain what is required to complete the Bachelor of Dental Science (Honours). These requirements include the total number of units you need to complete in order to graduate. To have your degree conferred, you also need to comply with the General Award Rules. The General Award Rules, along with other policies and regulations, can be found on the University Rules page. Honours Honours is awarded to all graduates of this program. Honours is awarded in the following classes: Class I Class IIA Class IIB Class IIIA Class IIIB Class of honours depends on your GPA. Practicals, placements and internships Students will undertake approximately 1,900 hours of supervised clinical practice in a range of clinical settings including the new Oral Health Centre (OHC) as well as government and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Service clinics. During their placements, students will have the opportunity to apply their theoretical knowledge acquired through coursework to practice and develop their clinical skills in real life setting. Students will commence pre-clinical (simulated) placements from semester one of the program and will move into clinics treating patients from year three. Students may be required to undertake clinical placements outside of the Brisbane metropolitan area and students are required to fund their travel, accommodation and daily living expenses. Professional memberships Graduates may be eligible for membership with the following professional bodies: Australian Dental Association Accreditation body The Bachelor of Dental Science (Honours) is accredited by: Australian Dental Council While this program may be accredited by an official industry body in Australia, completing this degree may not result in automatic accreditation for graduates. Please contact the relevant association for details. [-]

BDS in Dental Surgery

University of Birmingham - College of Medical and Dental Sciences
Campus Full time 5 years September 2017 United Kingdom Birmingham

The course at Birmingham is regulated by the General Dental Council (GDC) and will provide you with a solid foundation of learning on which to base your clinical experience and patient care. The ongoing strand of whole patient care in Clinical Practice enables you to integrate speciality teaching and perform the most appropriate treatment for your patients. [+]

Bachelors in Dental Surgery. Dentistry is a challenging and rewarding profession. In the context of an ageing population who are retaining teeth into old age, the importance of understanding interactions between general and oral health is paramount. Excellent communication skills are needed to enable dentists to treat patients as individuals and a sound understanding of the biological basis of oral disease and preventive approaches to care are essential foundations of dental practice. Advances in technology and dental materials have increased the scope of practice and the expansion in the numbers of Dental Care Professionals (DCPs) has led to an emphasis on the dentist’s role as a diagnostician and team leader together with the dentist focusing on undertaking complex, rather than routine, dental treatments. The course at Birmingham is regulated by the General Dental Council (GDC) and will provide you with a solid foundation of learning on which to base your clinical experience and patient care. The ongoing strand of whole patient care in Clinical Practice enables you to integrate speciality teaching and perform the most appropriate treatment for your patients. You will be taught in our brand new Dental Hospital and School, currently under development just a mile from the University's main campus in Edgbaston. As the first integrated, stand-alone dental hospital and dental school to be built in the UK for almost 40 years, the new £50 million hospital will provide world-class research facilities and a modern learning environment for more than 600 undergraduate and postgraduate students and trainees. The University of Birmingham is ranked 8th in for Dentistry in the UK according to the Complete University Guide and in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF) assessment, Dentistry was ranked first in the UK for research recognised as internationally excellent. In 2016, the results of the National Student Survey (NSS) showed that 96% of our students were satisfied with the teaching on this course. First year The early part of the programme lays the foundation for clinical practice. A range of biological science modules provide a systems-based approach to understanding the human body and incorporate a range of different subjects. These are delivered by the Medical School and they provide an important foundation for the Human Diseases modules later in the programme. Alongside these modules, you will have early contact with patients, observing and reflecting on treatment sessions in the dental hospital. You will also start to develop an understanding of being a professional and of patients’ perspectives through a large module taught at the School of Dentistry. A wide range of teaching methods are used, but the emphasis is on enquiry-based learning. You are also expected to become an independent learner and will be supported in this by our in-house virtual learning environment, the e-course. Second year The second year of the programme builds on the first, with an increased amount of time being spent at the School of Dentistry. Biological science modules focus on the head and oral cavity and other modules enable you to understand the wider context of dentistry and influences of patient behaviour on their oral health. You will undertake further sessions with senior students, assisting them during their patient care. These modules are assessed at the end of the spring term. The summer term of second year is devoted to developing a range of practical skills and understanding about practical aspects of patient care. You will work in the clinical skills laboratory on phantom heads preparing and restoring teeth. You will also work with your peers, taking medical histories, carrying out dental examinations and also learning how to administer local anaesthetics. You will also gain understanding of a research project in the periodontology teaching area and other academic work will focus on dental pathology, radiography and restorative dentistry. Third year At the start of the third year you begin treating your own patients under supervision within the dental hospital and start to put into practice the skills and knowledge that you have developed in the early years. This core of Clinical Practice, where you have your own small list of patients, continues through until final year and enables you to understand the importance of continuing care and integrated clinical practice and working with a dental team. At the beginning of the spring term, you will be introduced to other clinical speciality teaching areas which provide a basis for understanding different aspects of patient treatment and will contribute to whole patient care in Clinical Practice. In parallel with the clinical work on patients, you will undertake other academic subjects including the Introduction to Human Disease module. This comprises Infection, Pathology and Pharmacology, and builds on your solid biological science foundation. This area of teaching is particularly important in helping you to understand the links between general and oral health and the impact of medical treatment on patient care. Dental Public Health and Behavioural Science is also a strand module which starts in this year and enables you to put clinical dentistry into a wider context of population health and dental service provision. Fourth year You will be introduced to two new speciality teaching areas this year, paediatric dentistry and oral medicine. In paediatric dentistry you will learn how to adapt the clinical and patient management skills you have already gained to children within the Dental Hospital and later in the year, in an outreach clinic. This will help you to understand the environment which children are growing up in and give you the opportunity to work in your own surgery with a qualified dental nurse, thus further appreciating the importance of team working. Oral Medicine gives you the opportunity to hone your diagnostic skills, further appreciate the link between oral disease and general disease and build on the knowledge and understanding you have gained from the Introduction to Human Disease and the Clinical Human Disease module. Outreach placements for adult primary dental care start in the summer term and continue through until Easter of final year. These take place in community clinics and provide you with experience to support your transition into Dental Foundation Training after graduation. There is also an opportunity for you to undertake an individually tailored module, either an elective project on a subject of your choice, dental or non-dental, at home or abroad. If you prefer, you may remain on clinic to extend your range of experience or consolidate your learning. Fifth year In this final year of your BDS programme, whole patient care is the focus of your clinical work and a programme of tutorials and lectures prepares you for practising once you have qualified. You will continue with some speciality teaching, for example oral surgery, and you will also undertake a block of dental sedation teaching to help you manage extremely anxious patients. There will also be an opportunity to choose a special study module which will allow you to expand your knowledge, skills and experience in a clinical area of your choice. Why study this course University of Birmingham Dental Hospital and School: The new University of Birmingham Dental Hospital and School will be the first integrated, stand-alone dental hospital and dental school to be built in the UK for almost 40 years. The new build is conveniently located just a mile from central campus meaning you will benefit from having easy access to all the University facilities including Students’ Guild and nearby accommodation. High League Table Rankings and Student Satisfaction Ratings: The University of Birmingham is ranked 8th for Dentistry in the UK according to the Complete University Guide. In 2015, the results of the National Student Survey (NSS) showed that 98% of our students were satisfied with the overall quality of our programme and 97% were satisfied with the teaching on this programme. Taught in a Dental Hospital: You will be based at the sole dental hospital and school in the Midlands, one of only 10 in England, allowing you to learn from, train and work alongside practicing clinicians and other members of the dental team on a daily basis. Excellent Facilities: You will benefit from state-of-the-art learning environments including a fully-computerised ‘phantom head’ laboratory, where you will you will learn how to manage dental decay and to restore teeth, among other practical tasks. Innovative Teaching Methods: You will have access to new web-based applications to support your learning. Developed by staff in the School of Dentistry, the custom-made systems encourage you to take responsibility for your learning through a process of self-reflection and target setting. You can also keep a visual record of your progress in practical sessions by uploading images of your work on to your record. Furthermore the applications act as an additional support mechanism, allowing staff to identify early on students who need extra support and the areas in which they need it most. Active Birmingham University Dental Student Society (BUDSS): BUDSS is the oldest and largest dental student society in the UK. Membership is open to all students of the School of Dentistry –Dentistry, Dental Hygiene and Therapy, and Biomedical Material Science students. With students from each of the courses acting as representatives on the committee. Outstanding Alumni: Many BDS Dentistry graduates have gone on to be leaders in their respective fields. We are proud to say that our distinguished and notable alumni include: Barry Cockcroft (BDS, 1975) Chief Dental Officer, Department of Health Nigel Carter (BDS, 1975) Chief Executive, British Dental Health Foundation Janet Clarke (BDS, 1981) Clinical Director, Birmingham Community Healthcare NHS Trust Elizabeth Treasure (BDS, 1979; PhD 1983) Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Cardiff University Amrik Bhandal (BDS, 1983), Balbir Bhandal (BDS,1985) and Baljit Bhandal (BDS,1987) – founders and owners of Bhandal dental practices Entry requirements Number of A levels required: 3 Typical offer: AAA Required subjects and grades: A levels must include Chemistry and Biology. These must be obtained in one sitting. Human Biology may be offered, but not in addition to Biology. GCSE A* in Biology and Chemistry and A in Mathematics and English. You must also sit the UKCAT. General Studies: Not accepted. Please note, at both A Level and GCSE, resits are not considered. BTEC: BTEC Extended Diploma, Diploma and Subsidiary Diploma are not accepted Scottish applicants: Candidates will need to offer 3 Advanced Highers with grades AAA to include Chemistry and Biology plus a third subject. Graduates: Must have achieved (or be predicted to achieve) a First Class honours degree in medical science or related degree with A levels minimum of B grade, to include Chemistry and Biology. Additional information: 1. Applicants must have excellent written and spoken English. Please note that the university’s standard English language requirements are minimum standards, which maybe raised through competition. As a minimum, the English language IELTS must be 7.0 in each component. 2. We now require applicants to sit the UKCAT. The scores are used in conjunction with details from the UCAS application forms to select candidates for interview. 3. Work experience (minimum 10 working days) in a general NHS dental practice is required before completing the UCAS form. You will be required to declare your commitment, involvement and understanding of the need to be working for the benefit of others (e.g. work in society, charity work). You must also demonstrate an understanding of the empathy needed when dealing with different members of society, something that gives you an insight into working with people from a different background to your own. 4. Students will be required to complete a successful Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check before admission to the programme. 5. All students will be required to sign the subject-specific Fitness to Practise Code of Conduct on entry, details of which will be forwarded with an offer letter. 6. The School of Dentistry has an overriding duty of care to the public with whom students come into close contact. In accordance with current Department of Health Guidelines (March 2007) all applicants who are made an offer of a place on the course will be required to complete a screening process for Blood Borne Viruses as a condition of their offer. 7. The nature of undergraduate dental training precludes entry of those who may pose a risk of blood-borne virus (BBV) infection to patients. Therefore all potential undergraduate dental students must undergo additional health clearance before acceptance onto the programme. You are required to be screened for hepatitis B, hepatitis C and HIV, to include HBV, HCV and HIV infectivity as part of the offer. 8. All successful applicants must produce satisfactory evidence of immunisation against Hepatitis B and evidence of non-infectivity for HIV, Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C virus prior to confirmation of a place and becoming registered as a dental student. (The UK Government Department of Health now requires all potential undergraduate dental students to undergo additional health clearance before acceptance onto the course; additional health clearance stipulates that individuals must be non-infectious for HIV, Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C. For further information about these requirements, please see: Medical and Dental Students: Health clearance for Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C, HIV and Tuberculosis). 9. You must provide either evidence of having received two immunisations against Measles, Mumps and Rubella, or arrange for blood tests to be undertaken to determine your immune status to these viruses. 10. You should also provide evidence of either having received BCG immunisation against TB or a Heaf test grade 2-3 / Mantoux test 6 – 14mm and evidence of immunity to Varicella (Chickenpox) either by positive history of having the virus or by blood test. International students: International Baccalaureate Diploma: 6,6,6 at Higher Level (to include Chemistry and Biology) with a minimum of 32 points overall. Applicants must have excellent written and spoken English. Please note that the university’s standard English language requirements are minimum standards, which maybe raised through competition. As a minimum, the English language IELTS must be 7.0 in each component. Please contact our admissions team for more information on entry requirements for overseas applicants. [-]

Bachelor of Dental Surgery

AIMST University
Campus Full time 5 years January 2017 Malaysia Kuala Lumpur

The BDS programme is a professional course to educate and train students to become dental practitioners. [+]

Bachelor of Dental Surgery

The BDS programme is a professional course to educate and train students to become dental practitioners. The course uses a modern approach to dental education emphasising student-centred learning. It is based on the best educational practices in dental schools in Malaysia and overseas, conforming to international standards.


Career Opportunities

Dentistry is a challenging and rewarding career, dedicated to the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of oral and dental disease. Dentists contribute to society by caring for individual patients and by promoting health in the community. Career openings include:

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