I’m studying Oral Health Therapy from Curtin. We’re the only University in the state that actually run Oral Health Therapy which is quite unique to other states. It’s very good name, very good reputation
and very competitive course so I knew it would prepare me for the real world. I really like working in the simulated clinic. They’re very lifelike. It’s pretty much like a real life clinic. You’re getting hands-on work with, like, real patients, real appointment times. So we’ve got 20 chairs in this clinic, which means there’s lots of space for everyone. The practical component starts basically in just about week one. They’d start on simulation models and practice techniques on little bits of plastic etc and then they move on to doing some exercises on each other, to then moving onto patients. Playing the patient definitely gives you a bit more empathy. You know exactly what they’re going through, what they’re feeling. When we get to be the patient, we get to give feedback to our friends so it makes it easier for them to treat patients. They know what they’re doing wrong and what they’re doing right. They make us ready for the real challenge which is to see the patients and help make an impact. You’ve got experts in their field ready to train you, you’ve got the best facilities you can get and a lot of time to practice before you have to go into the real world. It’s a very long-standing, very well established course. It has very sound industry connections as well and very well supported by the local dental fraternity. One of the added bonuses of this course is being able to get out into the country and practice what we’re taught and see how things work in the real world. You’ll be seeing a lot of different patient, different symptoms and you need that experience while you’re in this course. We do try to expose them to patient clinics fairly soon. They get to experience what it is I’m studying for and where I’m actually going to go, so they really, very, very early, they get that hands-on experience. If you want to study Oral Health Therapy, Curtin is a great place to start. The course structure, along with the facilities makes it an obvious choice. It has been one of the best decisions I’ve ever made in my life and I’ve never looked back. Definitely recommend Oral Health
Therapy at Curtin because it’s a very competitive course. It’s got very good job prospects and it’s a very rewarding course. If someone was thinking about studying Oral Health Therapy at Curtin, I’d say go for it. It’s the most fun you’re ever gonna have.