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Dentistry at King's


Dentistry at King's

The dental programme at King’s College London has four potential entry-points, all leading to the degree Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS); this includes a pathway to widen participation to those, who never perceived a career in dentistry. The curriculum is designed to allow students access to clinical dentistry as early as possible and you will be assisting in the dental care of patients from early in Year 1 of the programme. Basic sciences are delivered throughout the programme, but concentrated in the first three years. The final two years of the programme are designed to put students into clinics as much as absolutely possible.

Encouragement is given to experience work outside the confines of the Dental Institute in the intercalated BSc programmes and in the elective studies undertaken in Year 4/5. There is also the opportunity to practise in an outreach centre, such as the University of Portsmouth Dental Academy or Norwood Hall, working as part of the dental team providing care in a practice-like setting.

Solid foundations for a world-class qualification

We believe the curriculum offers an optimal experience and prepares a student very effectively for Dental Foundation Training and future practice. Students are expected to take responsibility for their learning from day one and will be given full assistance to succeed with this. It is a tough programme and we are not apologising for making it so, but once you have passed the BDS degree from King’s College London, you will be well-established for a career in whatever aspect of dentistry you wish to pursue.

We want graduates to be able to undertake careers in clinical dentistry, general practice, specialist practice, research and academia and the programme is designed to allow the full scope of subjects to be developed by each student as they see appropriate. The BDS degree from King’s College London means you will have been well-trained and well-educated in dentistry, in its widest context.


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