Bachelor of Science (Oral Health Therapy) application requirements

If you're looking to apply for our Bachelor of Science (Oral Health Therapy), please refer to our admission requirements before completing your application.

Things to know before you apply

  • Places in this program are limited. Selection is based on a combination of academic performance and interview.
  • Interviews can be completed by distance if required and are normally held in December and early January. The purpose of the interview is two-fold:

    1. to assess applicants' communication skills and knowledge of the field given that the field of study leads to specialised areas of employment, working closely with the public
    2. to provide applicants with specific information regarding course requirements.

  • Places may be reserved for applicants with approved Associate Degree in Dental Hygiene or Associate Degree in School Dental Therapy qualifications. The number of places will be subject to academic performance and clinical experience.
  • As in most dentally related courses contact hours are high and additional clinical hours are required during inter-semester breaks.
  • Curtin requires you to be screened for, and vaccinated against, a number of communicable diseases before commencing fieldwork. There is an onus on individual students to be aware of their immunity or carrier status in relation to communicable diseases. Depending on the status of any communicable disease there is the possibility that you may not be able to complete the clinical placement requirements of the course. Students who are carriers of blood-borne viruses are not permitted to perform some procedures on patients. Serological testing must therefore be completed prior to or during the first semester of study in the course and the results communicated to the area Administrative Assistant.
  • Students are required to practice techniques on one another before being permitted to move into patient care.
  • You must complete a Senior First Aid Certificate course before you proceed to your second semester.
  • There is some travel involved with different aspects of the program delivered on the Bentley campus, at the Oral Health Centre of Western Australia (Nedlands) and at Dental Health Services (Mt Henry).

Non-registrable overseas dentists

A maximum of 2 non-registrable overseas dentists whose qualifications entitle them to entry to Curtin will be considered for the Bachelor of Science (Oral Health Therapy) intake. Non-registrable overseas dentists may wish to consider sitting the current examination for registration as a practising dentist or applying for admission to the School of Dentistry at UWA.

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