Dental Schools


Dentistry at University of Plymouth Dental School

Overview of Plymouth Dental School


This exciting dentistry program at Plymouth Dental School is pioneering, patient-centred ,and delivered in a supportive and research-rich environment. You will develop the highest level of core dental skills and knowledge needed for a hugely rewarding career as a healthcare professional. Plymouth dental School offers you state-of-the-art facilities and are committed to making you a dental practitioner with clinical skills of the highest order and a strong sense of social awareness.


Plymouth University Dentistry Course Structure

Year 1

You will attend the Simulated Dental Learning Environment (SDLE) from your first week developing essential clinical skills and in Term 2 you will experience contact with patients in the clinics where you will be able to develop your communication skills under the close supervision of dental practitioners, bringing to life the skills gained in SDLE.

Year 2

In your second year, you build on your foundations with common dental problems, as well as disease mechanisms considered in much greater depth. Learning continues in SDLE as you develop skills for advanced procedures whilst continuing to care for patients in the clinics in Plymouth two days per week.

Year 3

In your third year there is greater self-directed learning as you prepare project assignments, including an engagement project with students from another healthcare profession, and clinical cases.

Year 4

You'll gain first-hand experience of the role and services provided by specialists in primary and secondary care, by spending time in specialist clinics such as restorative dentistry, oral surgery, oral diseases and orthodontics.

Year 5

You will become more confident with clinical situations, healthcare teams and the principles of professionalism; and discover advances in dentistry being developed for future practice.

Plymouth Dentistry Entry Requirements


Applicants need to achieve 7 GCSE passes at grades A-C/9-4 which must include English language, Mathematics and either GCSE double award science or two from single award Biology, Chemistry or Physics. Scottish Nationals are considered in lieu of GCSEs.

A Levels

The typical offer is A*AA – AAB at GCE A level/Scottish Advanced Highers which must include an A grade in Biology and A in one further science from Chemistry, Maths, Physics and Psychology. The third GCE A level/Scottish Advanced Higher can be from any subject area including the Humanities, Languages, Music, Sport, Science and the Social Sciences.


The typical offer is 36-38 points overall including six in Biology and one further science from Chemistry, Maths, Physics and Psychology at Higher Level.

Scottish Higher

Scottish Advanced