JCU Dental School and the Cairns campus

One of the worlds leading institutions focusing on the tropics, Australias James Cook University is surrounded by the spectacular ecosystems of the rainforests of the wet tropics, the dry savannahs, and the iconic Great Barrier Reef. JCUs unique location enables students from Australia and overseas to study in a diverse physical environment unparalleled by any university in the world.

James Cook University Dental School
JCU Dental School Simulation Clinic at the Cairns campus

If you’re hoping to study dentistry at James Cook University, then you’ll be studying at the Cairns campus.

More than 4,000 students study at JCU Cairns, including about 380 international students. The campus location is spectacular and is surrounded on three sides by rainforest-covered mountains. Located near the northern beaches in the suburb of Smithfield, the campus is 15 kilometres north of the city centre.

JCU Cairns houses state-of-the-art teaching and research facilities in an attractive setting. To meet the increasing need for dentists, JCU has invested significantly in a new dental teaching complex with a dental treatment centre, and a world-class clinical simulation facility. Other facilities include an impressive library and information technology building, health science and science laboratories, student refectory, café, licensed bar, gym, sporting oval and basketball court.

Check out JCU’s interactive Cairns campus map to get yourself prepared!

James Cook University Dental School


The James Cook University Dental School’s Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS) is a broad-based program that includes all aspects of dental practice and aims to promote improved oral health care delivery, particularly to people living in rural, remote and tropical regions of Australia. The curriculum integrates the basic sciences with dental clinical sciences and preventative oral health strategies. James Cook University Dental School students will have early exposure to clinical practice, with an increasing proportion of the course dedicated to clinical skills in the later years.

Program: Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS)
Location: Cairns, Queensland
Semester intake: February
Duration: 5 years
Application deadline: August 30, 2013


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