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Dentistry Entry Programme for Medical Graduates BDS

UCAS code: A204

Key information

Course type:
Single honours
Delivery mode:
Classroom
Study mode:
Full time
Duration:
Three years
Application status:
Open
Start date:
August 2023
Application deadline:
25 January 2023
Apply via UCAS

Our Dentistry course for medical graduates is specifically designed to support a very limited number of qualified doctors wishing to pursue a career in either oral and maxillofacial surgery or oral medicine/pathology. Our course combines the latest thinking in dental education with early clinical experience. You will be taught by internationally-renowned staff and exposed to a rich breadth of skills and knowledge in a diverse clinical environment.

Key benefits

  • Evidence-based and research-led degree course with a high level of clinical experience in all areas.
  • Teaching excellence (Dentistry at King’s was ranked 1st in the UK in the 2022 QS subject rankings)
  • State-of-the-art clinical, simulation (both low fidelity phantom head simulation and high fidelity augmented reality haptic simulation) and technical facilities
  • Largest dental school in the UK graduating around 150 dentists a year.
  • Partnership with the world-famous hospitals: Guy’s and St Thomas and King’s College Hospital Trusts

Employability

A variety of career pathways are open to new dental graduates. The career path for many graduates is general practice, with others aiming to be consultants in the hospital dental service, senior clinical academics in a teaching hospital, or specialist practitioners including in oral and maxillofacial surgery or oral medicine/pathology. Newly qualified graduates will usually enter dental practice by way of Dental Foundation Training. Foundation Dentists (FDs) work in a Training Practice under supervision and have a day release course of lectures and demonstrations building on the undergraduate degree and giving instruction in all aspects of practice management. 

Employability

A variety of career pathways are open to new dental graduates. The career path for many graduates is general practice, with others aiming to be consultants in the hospital dental service, senior clinical academics in a teaching hospital, or specialist practitioners including in oral and maxillofacial surgery or oral medicine/pathology. Newly qualified graduates will usually enter dental practice by way of Dental Foundation Training. Foundation Dentists (FDs) work in a Training Practice under supervision and have a day release course of lectures and demonstrations building on the undergraduate degree and giving instruction in all aspects of practice management. 

Key information

Course type:
Single honours
Delivery mode:
Classroom
Study mode:
Full time
Duration:
Three years
Application status:
Open
Start date:
August 2023
Application deadline:
25 January 2023
Apply via UCAS

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