Application Guide 2023:
How To Become A Dentist In 2023
Dr. Sonal Gandhi
Dental Admissions Expert
Dentistry Entry Requirements UK
Becoming a dentist can be a difficult process however with good organisation and undertaking a holistic approach it can be a lot easier. Applying for Dentistry is not just about excellent grades, it is about making the whole application stand out so here are some top tips to help you with your dental school application. We go through the dentist qualifications (UK) you need to ensure you are ready for your application.
We will cover dentistry entry requirements for each dental university, how long it takes to become a dentist and even the BDS dentistry degree itself.
2023 Dentist Degree Requirements in the UK
What are the different aspects of a dentistry application in the UK?
Good work experience - in an NHS, private, or hospital setting. The more dental work experiences you have the better. This means you can talk about something different, stand out and show why you want to pursue dentistry.
Dental Personal Statement - This needs to be perfect. It needs to show that you are an all-rounded individual determined to pursue Dentistry and also have hobbies outside of the career choice. Read our dentistry personal statement guide to find out more about this.
Top Admission test scores. This will be your UCAT score (as Leeds University no longer looks at the BMAT) depending on which dentistry university you apply to. This is a way for universities to eliminate candidates so make sure you do well in these exams!
Your dental interview - This is a chance to show the university you! You can express your desire to study dentistry in person, tell them about your hobbies and life outside of dentistry, and really WHY you want to come to that particular university.