Dentistry at University of Newcastle Dental School
Overview of Newcastle Dental School
This degree is professionally accredited by the General Dental Council. It entitles graduates to practice anywhere in the UK and in many other countries.
At Newcastle, our work has a worldwide impact. You'll be taught by some of the top academics and internationally renowned experts in their field.
You'll study and practice in world-class facilities including our hi-tech Clinical Simulation Unit. You'll also attend lectures and clinics in purpose-built facilities at one of the largest integrated teaching and hospital complexes in the country.
Newcastle University Dentistry Course Structure
You will see patients in clinics in the Dental Hospital while shadowing a senior student.
Towards the end of Year 2, you'll start learning procedures such as simple fillings and root treatments, using phantom heads with natural teeth, in preparation for taking responsibility for your own patients early in Year 3.
In Year 3, courses in pathology and microbiology will give you an initial grounding in disease processes. You'll also have lectures and further practical courses in areas such as: radiology; preventive dentistry and public health; periodontology; crown and bridgework; advanced endodontics; gerodontology; and oral medicine.
In years 4 and 5 you'll be exposed to advanced techniques such as orthodontics, dental implants, and intravenous sedation. Your clinical commitments will occupy much of your time, especially in the later years, but the teaching of important theoretical aspects of dentistry continues.
Newcastle Dental School Entry Requirements
GCSEs or equivalent qualifications are reviewed as part of the initial application process.
AAA at A level including Chemistry and Biology (including a pass in the science practical components). Contextual offers (e.g. PARTNERS) are typically BBB at A-Level or equivalent, subject to attending a summer school.
A minimum of 37 points with Chemistry and Biology at Grade 6 or above at Higher level.
AAAAA at Highers normally including Biology and Chemistry. Two Advanced Highers also normally required (minimum A/B) to include Biology and/or Chemistry. If only one out of Biology and Chemistry is offered at Advanced Higher, a grade A is required in that science.