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Becoming a Dentist from Dental Hygiene

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    Hi I'm another stressed out 6th form student wondering about where I'm gonna end up in life.

    It turns out I don't/won't have the grades to get onto a dentistry course at ANY uni because I've got 2 A levels (Bio/Chem) and a BTEC (sport) that isn't accepted. HOWEVER I may have a chance at getting onto a Dental hygiene and therapy course and I was told that if i graduate from there I can move onto doing another 2 year course for Dentistry.

    My questions are -
    Is this true?
    What are the odds of getting on?
    If it's not true, what other pathways are there to getting onto Dentistry with - lets say an A in Bio + Chem and a Distinction* In BTEC sport.

    Any advice would help - i feel like a gazelle with a broken leg :/
    Halp mee

    I'm not overly sure on how to answer the second and third points of your question, however, I am about to start second year of dentistry, and a girl from the dental hygiene and therapy course is moving onto our course after her first year because she did so well in her exams. So yes, it is possible to get into dentistry via this route, although probably getting accepted midway through the hygiene/therapy course as opposed to after graduation is a bit rarer

    (Original post by teef)
    Are you at Newcastle by any chance, because I know they clearly state on their website that there is an option to transfer to BDS after the 1st year of Dental Hygiene and Therapy or Biomedical Science if you meet their transfer criteria.

    Yes, this was at Newcastle!
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