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Hi so last year I applied to do a levels but I didn't had enough gcses and I haven't passed maths either :\ so I had to do Access To A Levels,a year program where I did 3 gcses alongside resiting my maths.So this year I will be doing A levels,but the problem is that through this year I changed my thought on who I would like to become in future.I would like to study dentistry but I need to do a level biology and chemistry (biology is fine by me but I am more concerned about chemistry)and I am scared that I might not be able to do them since last year I got a D from science (and it wasn't double or triple science and the entry requirement for my sixth form is double/triple award,at least B) and 6 in gcse maths,that is possible for me since I improved from maths a lot but definitely not science.Has anyone been in the same situations as me?? Do I have the chance to still apply to do biology and chemistry?? I would call them or send an email but I am right now on my holiday so I can't call them and send an email because the wifi here is terrible.
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I don't think Dentistry is for you. The entry requirements are high, the same as for Medicine and in many cases you need those A and B/ 6s and 7s grades at GCSE in the 1st sitting (so not resits) as well as A Levels. A D grade in Science at GCSE just isn't going to give you those A grades at A Level I'm afraid.

Have you researched all the career options open to you? You could start as a Dental nurse then move on to being a Dental hygienist. Many Dental nurses do an apprenticeship but a college course is another route.
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(Original post by MadamePompadour)
I don't think Dentistry is for you. The entry requirements are high, the same as for Medicine and in many cases you need those A and B/ 6s and 7s grades at GCSE in the 1st sitting (so not resits) as well as A Levels. A D grade in Science at GCSE just isn't going to give you those A grades at A Level I'm afraid.

Have you researched all the career options open to you? You could start as a Dental nurse then move on to being a Dental hygienist. Many Dental nurses do an apprenticeship but a college course is another route.
so if I would go onto dental nursing then do you happen to know what universities offer this kind of course or do they even have this kind of course.And later when I would graduate and become a dental nurse how long would i have to be one to then later be a dental hygienist (I would really like to become a prosthodontist so would I be able to become one? first dental nurse>dental hygienist>prosthodontist,is this route possible???)
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I don't know if its possible to use that route to be a prosthodontist/orthodontist , you will have to research when you get back from your holiday. However the dental nurse to hygienist is possible as my hygienist started out as a dental nurse.

You dont need to go to university to start out as a dental nurse. The best route is as an apprentice. You can search online for apprenticeships local to you. https://www.findapprenticeship.servi...ticeshipsearch
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Hey can you please put these threads in the dentistry forum - thanks
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(Original post by vickkyyx)
so if I would go onto dental nursing then do you happen to know what universities offer this kind of course or do they even have this kind of course.And later when I would graduate and become a dental nurse how long would i have to be one to then later be a dental hygienist (I would really like to become a prosthodontist so would I be able to become one? first dental nurse>dental hygienist>prosthodontist,is this route possible???)
A prosthodontist/orthodontist is specialist work I’m afraid so you would need to be a dentist in order to go down that route. I’m currently a dental nurse and I’m hoping to go into hygiene this year. You can do a two year apprenticeship in dental nursing and in your second year of training you could apply through UCAS to universities offering dental hygiene, some universities like Essex offer the course to those with just Maths, English and Science GCSEs at C and above as well as a dental nursing qualification
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