Which are the 'good universities' to study dentistry

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geek84
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Hi Folks

My daughter has just started studying for her 2nd year A levels and would like to go on to study dentistry at university.

Could someone be kind enough to give an idea of how to work out which universities are considered 'good' to study dentistry? Does it just come down to the fact that the higher the grades at A level required by a university, the 'better# the course would be?

Or dare all dentistry courses the same regardless of which university it is studied at?

Thanks in advance for your responses.
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If she is only considering it now she has left it very late for 2019 start as the ukcat finishes at the end of September, there is 2 weeks work experience to fit in, a personal statement to write and open days to attend before October when the UCAS entry needs to be in.

Grades are AAA for nearly everywhere for dentistry so you can't differentiate like that.
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From The Complete University Guide: https://www.thecompleteuniversitygui...gs?s=Dentistry

1. Glasgow
2. Dundee
3. Manchester
4. Newcastle
5. Cardiff
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Thanks folks. She will be starting university in September 2019.

Any further suggestions greatly appreciated.
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H Folks

My daughter has had 1 weeks worth of work experience with a dentist. Is it worth looking for relevant work experience during the Easter and/or Summer holidays next year or would that not be a wise thing to do since her selected universiti4es would have received her application form before then anyway?

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Newcastle for e.g.. need you to have completed it before you apply so you'd need to look at the unis she wants to go to carefully.
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(Original post by geek84)
H Folks

My daughter has had 1 weeks worth of work experience with a dentist. Is it worth looking for relevant work experience during the Easter and/or Summer holidays next year or would that not be a wise thing to do since her selected universiti4es would have received her application form before then anyway?

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She will need to look at what each uni expects as minimum work experience as for some 1 week will not be enough. Has she sat UKCAT?

Extra work experience is never unwise as it will be beneficial to her and help her make sure dentistry is right for her. It won’t really help the application as by Easter she will have already been interviewed. If she doesn’t get in and decides to reapply then the extra work experience may be helpful.

She only has about 3 weeks to finish her application before the deadline so needs to decide which dental schools quick
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Thanks

She will be sitting the UKCAT exam this Friday.
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Newcastle for e.g.. need you to have completed it before you apply so you'd need to look at the unis she wants to go to carefully.
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Bristol is meant to be good apparently.
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Thanks folks
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All unis that offer dentistry get an official accreditation from the GDC for the degree. I don't really think any of the unis are "bad". The league tables seem to change a lot from year to year.
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I wouldn't say there are any 'bad' dental schools they all qualify you to do the same job. If you equate 'prestige' with good, then have a look at the league tables (however biased they may be).
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Thanks for your reply.
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