Application Guide 2023:
Ultimate Dentistry Personal Statement Guide 2023
Dr. Sonal Gandhi
Dental Admissions Expert
Many candidates find writing their personal statement to be a difficult part of the dentistry application process - you have just 4000 characters and 47 lines to boil down your motivations, work experiences and qualities.
However, with the right approach, it can be one of your best opportunities to sell yourself to dental schools and demonstrate why you deserve that coveted offer over anyone else.
What is a dentistry personal statement?
When you submit your UCAS application to your chosen dental universities, you will be asked to provide a short personal statement to support your application. Universities will use this to ascertain information about you beyond your grades - looking at key features such as:
Motivation: Why you are interested in studying dentistry?
Work experience: The breadth of your exploration into what a career in dentistry entails
Extra-curricular: Other interests that have allowed you to develop transferable skills
Fitness: The qualities that will make you a good dental student