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    I'm in year 12 and I live in London. I want to study dentistry at Uni and I've been trying to find work experience with NO LUCK! I've literally called more than 90 dental practices in London, and like 8 of them told me to email them. So far none of them have replied and its been 3 weeks. Where do I go from here? If you live in London and have done WE at a practice, please tell me where! Thanks
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    I'm in year 12 and I live in London. I want to study dentistry at Uni and I've been trying to find work experience with NO LUCK! I've literally called more than 90 dental practices in London, and like 8 of them told me to email them. So far none of them have replied and its been 3 weeks. Where do I go from here? If you live in London and have done WE at a practice, please tell me where! Thanks
    The dentist secretaries will most likely just ignore you. Try actually speaking to dentists, maybe your own dentist. If not, try in a hospital for WE in maxillo-facial and oral surgery - they may have work experience programmes already set up.
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    The dentist secretaries will most likely just ignore you. Try actually speaking to dentists, maybe your own dentist. If not, try in a hospital for WE in maxillo-facial and oral surgery - they may have work experience programmes already set up.
    Thanks for the tip! Are you a dentist hopeful or a dental student?

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    Thanks for the tip! Are you a dentist hopeful or a dental student?

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    Are you in year 12?
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    Are you in year 12?
    Year 13, I've already applied, but I may have to reapply next year... 4 rejections
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    I would say write a letter explaining who you are and your plans and requesting your work experience, I had a few different letters depending on what it was (dental lab, ortho, community, GDP ect.) and then I drove to towns and typed dentist into my phone and went to each practice and asked to see the practice manager, had a chat/ dropped off my letter. Maybe I had it easy but I only had to do that with a couple of small close towns, once I did my first week experience one of the dentists put me in touch with other more specialist dentists he knew so I got to see some more advanced stuff as I went on.
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    Year 13, I've already applied, but I may have to reapply next year... 4 rejections


    Sorry to hear that Best of luck for next year! My older brother got rejected from medicine 2 years in a row and he got A*AA ...it was his Bmat and Ukcat that let him down . Hes applying to do it abroad this year
 
 
 
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