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.
Newcastle University Dentistry Admission Tests
Newcastle Dental School Work Experience
Emphasis on applicants being able to show a commitment to caring which can be accomplished in a number of ways other than in a hospital or general practice setting, such as volunteering in an elderly care home, hospice, nursery or helping someone less fortunate. The dental school is also interested in individuals who have shown commitment to working as part of a team over a prolonged period of time in any area, including voluntary, sports, other extra-curricular activities.
Newcastle University Dentistry UK Personal Statement
The personal statement is considered as part of the overall admissions process. It is important to indicate your clear interest in dentistry.
Does This Medical School Have A Gateway or Foundation Year?
Through our PARTNERS programme, you could receive an offer up to three grades lower than the typical requirements, and get support throughout the application process. To apply through PARTNERS, you must be based in the UK and meet our eligibility criteria. There are also other schemes through which reduced offers may be available. See website for details.
Newcastle University Dentistry Interview
A panel interview with two academic and/or clinical members of staff.
January to March
Commitment to Dentistry
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