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Dentistry – Medical Society

Dentistry Key Points:

Dentistry – Medical Society key points and useful information;

  • 18 UK dental schools to choose from.
  • A-Level sciences are essential – check details at the site below.
  • Typically, grades AAA are required at A level.
  • Good health essential (declare anything serious).
  • Might need to do BMAT or UKCAT test.
  • Pre-application work experience in a clinical/ care setting is essential (e.g. care home, assisting nurses, dental practice, hospice).
  • Normally takes 5 years plus a year of foundation (practical/ vocational) training.
  • First 2 years of study are often preclinical – theory, case studies, relating to patients.
  • Then 3 years of clinical training.
  • Assessment by exams, coursework and observation of clinical examination.
  • Possible Intercalated degree.
  • Dentists are sometimes self-employed or work in private practice.
  • Or you might work in a hospital or in a community health context (employed by NHS).

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