Are There Any Alternate Routes into Dentistry??? Watch

capiche15
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I am currently studying my A Level's, but after achieving dissapointing results in my initial AS year this has resulted in me staying an extra year to try an achieve the required grades to enter DENTISTRY, but from what i heard the fact i am taking an extra year will have a detrimental effect on entry>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> what i wanted to know from possible dentistry applicants (or anyone in the know!!!) is, are there alternate routes to enter the dentistry course which have a lower required grade

I heard from a friend that there is a possibility of entering the Dentistry course through a Dental Technology course (which has much lower required grades).......apparently you can convert from the Dental Technology course after completing a year???

Can Anyone confirm this to be true/false....I would be grateful, Thanks!!!
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yer wat can we do????????????
im not exactly As student
i want to get in the sly way
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Theres a course at Queen Marys called Materials in Dentistry which is the standard 3 years. It has lower grade requirements and if you do well in that course you are offered a place on their fast track Dentistry course which I think takes 4 years. If you're prepared to study for 7 years then this could be your way to becoming a Dentist.

Or you could do a course such as Biomedical Sciences and then apply to do the Dentistry course as a postgraduate student.
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or if u dont have chemistry, apply for foundation dentistry (at kings and manchester i think)...
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What if you have done a Biology degree? Would you be considered then?
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bio degree shudnt be a problem, but ive heard some unis ask about what mudules uve taken-i guess to ensure whether uve got enough human biology stuff in ur degree...uve gotta double check with unis individually...
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(Original post by zahra_89)
Theres a course at Queen Marys called Materials in Dentistry which is the standard 3 years. It has lower grade requirements and if you do well in that course you are offered a place on their fast track Dentistry course which I think takes 4 years. If you're prepared to study for 7 years then this could be your way to becoming a Dentist.

Or you could do a course such as Biomedical Sciences and then apply to do the Dentistry course as a postgraduate student.
If you do well, are you deffinatly give the opportunity to do dentistry? Is it as competitive as the average graduate entry dentistry?
Thanks.
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i phoned up the admissons tutor for this course to ask her about graduating to dentistry and she said yes a few students each year do go on to study dentistry she wouldnt give me any figures. also i asked her if doing this course with be more benifical for graduate dentistry then a biomedical degree. she kinda avoided answerin my quesiton in the end so i dont think it would be but i mean i dont know because you only need 260 or 280 points to go on to this course, thats like a CCC. i just think its too risky i didnt get briliant grades myself for AS (BBCD) but im going to work hard this year and resit some modules and proberly apply after i get my A2 grades because i know for a fact my techers arent going to predict me the right grades
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ive heard an alternate route is through the navy..don't know much details but u mite wana research it if your interested.
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can you do the queen mary 3 yr course if u have chemistry because i caled up unis that do predental courses and they said its only for people who have none science subjects and also can i apply for the biomedical course course with ABB at biology, chemistry and sociology??
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what is this gmat test and how does it help u become a dentist
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(Original post by zahra_89)
Theres a course at Queen Marys called Materials in Dentistry which is the standard 3 years. It has lower grade requirements and if you do well in that course you are offered a place on their fast track Dentistry course which I think takes 4 years. If you're prepared to study for 7 years then this could be your way to becoming a Dentist.

Or you could do a course such as Biomedical Sciences and then apply to do the Dentistry course as a postgraduate student.
does the biomedical sciences route to dentistry still work?
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