Dentists care for people’s oral health by preventing disease, promoting healthy lifestyles, and when necessary treating diseases of the soft tissues of the mouth as well as the teeth and gums. As a future dentist, you need a caring attitude, good scientific knowledge and understanding, technical skills, and the ability to communicate well. Our curriculum will encourage you to learn in an interactive and creative way in a supportive environment. From the very beginning you learn the fundamentals of the sciences that underpin dentistry and how they apply to clinical situations. You'll be able to put your new skills into practice in a clinical environment. By the end of the first semester you will be ready to meet your first patients, communicate professionally with them, understand their health issues, and prepare for starting simple clinical dental procedures in semester two. There are many innovative features of studying in Dundee, for example, you can work with Thiel cadavers. The Thiel method of embalming preserves cadavers with life-like flexibility and tissue quality. You will be able to take part in research projects through summer internships and participate in the Dental Wiki project. In the annual Discovery Week you can explore a topic of your own choice. You may choose to build on this through an elective study that can include travelling to see dentistry in a different culture.
Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.
- General Dental Council
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
Standard Qualification Requirements
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Additional entry requirements
Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)
A Disclosure for Criminal Convictions will also be required. You are at liberty not to give permission for this but in that event we will be unable to process your application further.
All potential dental students are required to undergo screening for blood borne viruses (Hepatitis B and C, and HIV) prior to their place at the Dental School being confirmed. A full course of immunisation against Hepatitis B will be required. Details regarding testing will be sent to you when you apply.
For applicants to Dentistry we use the method of interviewing known as Multiple Mini Interviews (MMIs). This will be a series of 10 seven-minute interviews. You can expect the usual topics to be covered in these interviews, e.g. why do you want to study Dentistry, what makes Dentistry at Dundee unique. You will also be asked to expand on some aspects of your UCAS personal statement. We will be assessing your communication skills at most stations and also team working through a series of interactive interview stations, where you may have a task to complete or an actor to talk to.
University Clinical Aptitude Test (UCAT)
All applicants will be expected to undertake the UCAT test before they apply. Your UCAT score will be factored into the pre-interview rank. There is no specific cut off applied but obviously a high score is advantageous.
English language requirements
You can find details of our specific IELTS English language requirements and other accepted English language qualifications on the individual course webpages on the University website. English language tests should be no more than two years old on the start date of your chosen course. All results will be verified online.
General guidance for our accepted English language qualifications
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