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Enhanced Support Dentistry Programme BDS

UCAS code: A206

Key information

Course type:
Single honours
Delivery mode:
Classroom
Study mode:
Full time
Duration:
Five years
Application status:
Closed
Start date:
September 2023
Application deadline:
15 October 2022
Apply via UCAS

The Enhanced Support Dentistry Programme is an opportunity for talented students from non-selective state schools in Greater London to pursue a career in dentistry. Students receive additional academic support whilst following the standard five-year Dentistry BDS course. This combines the very 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, King's College and St Thomas'.
  • Taught alongside Dental Therapy & Hygiene students.
  • Opportunity to intercalate a BSc degree.

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. In most cases, newly-qualified graduates will enter 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. After this year, successful FDs can begin work as an associate in a practice. 

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. In most cases, newly-qualified graduates will enter 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. After this year, successful FDs can begin work as an associate in a practice. 

Key information

Course type:
Single honours
Delivery mode:
Classroom
Study mode:
Full time
Duration:
Five years
Application status:
Closed
Start date:
September 2023
Application deadline:
15 October 2022
Apply via UCAS

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