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Dentistry

dentistry

Dentistry is a demanding and hugely rewarding field in healthcare. Dentists diagnose and treat problems affecting the mouth and teeth. They work to prevent oral disease, promote oral health and restore tooth function. From fillings and cosmetic crowns to saving or replacing teeth after traumatic injury, life as a dentist combines the intellectual challenge of diagnostics and the technical challenges of surgery. 

King’s is a highly respected teaching institution for dentistry, ranking first in the UK and fourth in the world.* Our evidence-based, research-led dentistry programmes are delivered by internationally renowned academics and experts. Dental students at King’s receive a high-level of clinical experience in state-of-the-art facilities and benefit from the university’s partnerships with three prestigious teaching hospitals in London – Guy’s, King’s College and St Thomas’ Hospitals.  

As well as focusing on clinical excellence, King’s dentistry undergraduate programmes aim to develop you as a rounded practitioner, alert and sensitive to the individual needs of patients and committed to their treatment and care. 

King’s offers one BDS dentistry programme with four entry routes to accommodate applicants from diverse educational backgrounds including medical and biomedical-science graduates.

The Dental Institute at King’s College London is the largest dental training school in the UK, and joining this cohort across three teaching hospitals means that you will also enjoy access to a wide range of medical and dental student specific activities and events – from  professional and academic to the sporting and social. You will also build a network of friendships and contacts that will sustain you during your studies and throughout your career.

Dentistry courses

Undergraduate dentistry courses

Dentistry BDS

Dentistry Entry Programme for Medical Graduates BDS

Dentistry Graduate/Professional Entry Programme BDS

Enhanced Support Dentistry Programme BDS

 

Highlights

  • Evidence-based and research-led degree programmes with a high level of clinical experience in all areas.

  • *Ranked 1st in the UK and 4th in the world for Dentistry (QS World University Rankings, 2016).

  • State-of-the-art clinical and technical facilities.

  • Largest dental school in the UK graduating over 160 dentists a year.

  • Partnership with the world-famous hospitals: Guy’s, King’s College and St Thomas’.

  • Opportunity to intercalate a BSc degree.


Careers – where could your course take you?

Dentistry remains an attractive profession with opportunities to work in private practice, the NHS and academic research. Advances in dental technologies and treatments provide increasing opportunities in a wide range of postgraduate specialisms – many of which are also taught at King’s: View our postgrdauate dental training and science courses.

 

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Learn more about the degree programmes on offer at King's. Download or view a prospectus in PDF format.

Undergraduate prospectus

Postgraduate guide