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    I'm aware that the minimum work experience required for Dentistry is 2 weeks, but does that mean 10 working days, or literally 14 days? :p:
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    (Original post by Sighrawr)
    I'm aware that the minimum work experience required for Dentistry is 2 weeks, but does that mean 10 working days, or literally 14 days? :p:
    Most places actually say '10 days', so yes, it is only 2 working weeks, not literally 14 days.

    Though as most of them say - the more, the better!
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    (Original post by gene-ius)
    Most places actually say '10 days', so yes, it is only 2 working weeks, not literally 14 days.

    Though as most of them say - the more, the better!
    Yeah, 2 weeks really is the minimum. Getting extra experience in other areas like a lab would be good too. I'm on to it.
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    Wow, is there really a set amount of work experience you have to complete to apply for dentistry? Does this have to be completed by the time you apply? I'm not even applying for Dentistry but I'm intrigued. :p:
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    yeh you have to have at least 2 weeks.

    it is important to see what dentistry is like and the benefits as well as the drawbacks of it






    (Original post by Retrospect)
    Wow, is there really a set amount of work experience you have to complete to apply for dentistry? Does this have to be completed by the time you apply? I'm not even applying for Dentistry but I'm intrigued. :p:
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    (Original post by amitpatel44)
    yeh you have to have at least 2 weeks.

    it is important to see what dentistry is like and the benefits as well as the drawbacks of it
    Well, of course. Medicine is pretty similar in that respect, but type/amount of work experience isn't specified to such an extent. Saying that, however, I suppose with Dentistry the actual work involved is a lot more specialised/specific so it makes sense that direct experience is necessary in demonstrating your understanding and commitment. Thanks for your reply, anyway.
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    usually at least a week out of the two should be in a general dental practice.

    Infact manchester ask for 2 weeks specifically in a general dental practice.. so boy
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    (Original post by brapkid55)
    dont do any. i spoke to the newcastle admissions tutor who told me you don't actually need any work exp.
    Are you serious?
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    (Original post by Sighrawr)
    Are you serious?
    No, he is not serious. He had some fun spamming the Dentistry forum yesterday, giving ridiculous answers that weren't true.

    You do need work experience. And you will be best if you have 2 weeks minimum, just to make sure you fulfill the requirements for all the universities you are applying for.
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    Do you need to specify the time periods you do on your Personal statement?

    E.g, At Queens close dental clinic, I did 1 weeks shadowing....
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    (Original post by donni10)
    Do you need to specify the time periods you do on your Personal statement?

    E.g, At Queens close dental clinic, I did 1 weeks shadowing....
    Some schools say that you MUST specify the time period you carried out work experience for, so I would definitely put it in your PS.
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    Thanks for that, More characters to cut down for me then >_>
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    (Original post by donni10)
    Thanks for that, More characters to cut down for me then >_>
    You can always put it in a character saving way: "My 11 days of work experience in GDPs, an ortho etc etc, showed me..." kind of thing.
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    (Original post by gene-ius)
    No, he is not serious. He had some fun spamming the Dentistry forum yesterday, giving ridiculous answers that weren't true.

    You do need work experience. And you will be best if you have 2 weeks minimum, just to make sure you fulfill the requirements for all the universities you are applying for.
    no. im not lying. ring them if you dont believe me
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    (Original post by brapkid55)
    no. im not lying. ring them if you dont believe me
    Well, that's 'interesting', considering their website specifically says:

    "Work experience: All applicants are required to have undertaken a minimum of two weeks' dental work experience prior to submitting their UCAS application. This should be carried out in a General Dental Practice, but other types of dental work experience may be considered."

    This can be seen on the following page: http://www.ncl.ac.uk/undergraduate/c...e-requirements
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    (Original post by gene-ius)
    Well, that's 'interesting', considering their website specifically says:

    "Work experience: All applicants are required to have undertaken a minimum of two weeks' dental work experience prior to submitting their UCAS application. This should be carried out in a General Dental Practice, but other types of dental work experience may be considered."

    This can be seen on the following page: http://www.ncl.ac.uk/undergraduate/c...e-requirements
    Concrete proof, how can you deny that work experience is needed for dentistry? It's one of the most vital parts of your UCAS, honestly!...
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    (Original post by Sighrawr)
    Concrete proof, how can you deny that work experience is needed for dentistry? It's one of the most vital parts of your UCAS, honestly!...
    There's always one hey :rolleyes:

    So to sum up this thread ... no work exp needed right?! :p:
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    (Original post by brapkid55)
    no. im not lying. ring them if you dont believe me
    hes not lying dumbass. never herd such true words in my life
 
 
 
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