Dentistry is a ferociously competitive degree course. Students need to be ahead of the game and plan well in advance for a successful application to study dentistry at university. Our dentistry work experience and career day is for any student aged 14+ who is considering the profession.
Here’s what takes place in the morning of your dental work experience day with us:
The first step of your dental careers day with us will be learning about dentistry applications. Our team of dentists and dental students will tell you:
We’ll begin the day by looking at the dental schools across the UK and the entry requirements for each one. This will give you a good idea of what you will need to achieve to be considered by a dental school, and we’ll explore some of the subjects you should look to be taking at GCSE/A-Level.
We’ll go into detail explaining exactly what a dentist does. You may think you know this already, but you may be surprised by the diverse nature of the career. We’ll explain:
It’s now time to hear from some experts in admissions to dental school. We’ll start by running through the personal statement. This is your gateway into medical school, and you only get 47 lines to explain your passion and capability.
We’ll talk through some example personal statements and tell you what works and things you should avoid. This one page of writing determines if you will be offered an interview or not, so it’s absolutely vital that it’s done in the correct way.
Next, we will discuss everything you need to know about the UCAT test. We’ll explain all about this admissions test, and why understanding it is so important. This part is crucial for any students applying to the 13 dental schools that require you to complete a UCAT.
We’ll touch on dentistry work experience, although we’ll cover that more this afternoon. You’ll learn how important it is to gain relevant experience before you apply for dental school. Our dentistry students and admissions tutors can point you in the right direction of how you can gain enough experience to meet dental school criteria.
Finally, this morning we’ll talk about dentistry school interviews. Your interview for dental school can be a daunting prospect, but it doesn’t have to be so long as you’re fully prepared and know exactly what it involves.
We’ll provide you with the most commonly asked questions in an interview and explore responses to these as a group. We’ll also cover some of the more tricky questions and scenarios that you’re likely to encounter during an interview for dental school.
After a lunch break, you spend the afternoon gaining some essential work experience for dentistry.
The afternoon session is spent gaining some dentistry work experience. Here’s what takes place in the afternoon:
For anyone wanting to go into dentistry, gaining relevant experience is so important. Dental schools wish to see that you have thoroughly looked into the career. They want applicants to be fully aware of what the career entails before they make the decision to apply.
Throughout this afternoon, you will be led by dentists & dental students. We’ll touch on several procedures, such as:
Students are able to get hands on and really see what life as a dentist entails.
This immersive experience goes beyond theoretical knowledge, allowing students aged 14 and above to actively diagnose patients under professional guidance. Not only does this provide a firsthand understanding of the daily responsibilities of a dentist, but it also offers invaluable material for your dental school applications.
Not only will this enable you to get a feel for the job and to see whether or not you enjoy the work, but it is invaluable for your applications to dental school.
The course is suitable for any student aged 14+ who is considering a career in dentistry. It includes a certificate for the practical side of the day which can be used in your dental school applications.
Saturday, April 13th 2024, 10 am BST – Online
Our dental experience course begins at 9 am and finishes at 4 pm. If you can’t make it on the day, the course content is available to watch for 60 days afterwards.
Students of any age from all countries interested in a dentistry career can attend.
Our work experience in dentistry costs £69 for the full day.
Yes, a personalised certificate will be sent to you from our NHS dentists confirming your attendance within 2 weeks of completing this course.
This course will provide you with expert guidance on the application process, including what you need to do to apply, which subjects to take, and the grades you should be aiming for to ensure a successful application. You will also gain practical experience in dentistry work, which will demonstrate to dental schools that you have thoroughly researched the career and are fully committed to pursuing it.
Registration fee required when booking.