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Obviously dentistry is very difficult to get into studying at university however many people tell me certain universities are much harder then others to enter. therefore
with predicted AAA and a ukcat test above average

which dental universities would one stand a better chance in getting in to
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anyone?
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Err... There aren't any more/less easy and you need to do the research yourself.

Avoid KCL though, as that seems to be the most competitive.

And don't expect responses within 16 minutes of posting a thread. :rolleyes:
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I think the OP can expect to recieve immediate responses for their thread as other threads get fast reposones why not his!!
Anyways..I think the course is competetive and if you don't meet the requirements stay well away from applying.
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(Original post by MAINMAN07)
Obviously dentistry is very difficult to get into studying at university however many people tell me certain universities are much harder then others to enter. therefore
with predicted AAA and a ukcat test above average

which dental universities would one stand a better chance in getting in to
There isn't an overall easier dental school to get into. It depends on the institution as some place emphasis on the UKCAT score, others have high GCSE requirements, some ask for AAA, or AAB with AA in chem and bio and a few that allow AAB in any order. You will have to do some research yourself, have a look on the university webpages.

UCAS - Dentistry search:
http://search.ucas.co.uk/cgi-bin/hsr...word=DENTISTRY

AdmissionsForum: great forum for medical/dental applicants:
http://www.admissionsforum.net/

Entrance Tests:
UKCAT – http://www.ukcat.ac.uk/home/

University of Belfast – no test, AAA
University of Birmingham – no test, AAB, AA in chem and bio
University of Bristol - no test, AAB, AA in chem and bio
University of Cardiff - UKCAT, AAB
University of Dundee - UKCAT, AAA (i think they want 3 sciences)
University of Glasgow – UKCAT + portfolio, AAB
University of Leeds – no test, AAB with AA in chem and bio
University of Liverpool – no test, AAB with AA in chem and bio
University of Guy’s, King’s, St Thomas’ - UKCAT, AAB
Queen Mary University of London - UKCAT, AAB
University of Manchester - UKCAT, AAB with AA in chem and bio
University of Newcastle - UKCAT, AAB
University of Sheffield - UKCAT, AAB with AA in chem and bio

its soo simple to research, don't be lazy !!
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predictions and UKCAT aren't the only things to matter. different school may give importance to different things (which may seem like one is easier to get to another but in actual fact isn't ). Some may look at the number of weeks of work experience and reject you straight awy if you haven't got what they think is enough, others may look at UKCAT, others extra curriculars, others may look at how many A*'s you have at GCSE! and so on...
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yh the thing about work experience is true, some dental scools say a minimum of 2 weeks work shadowing. It would be good thought if you attended once a week for e.g. 3 months, 6 months, 12 months as this shows committment but remember its what you learn from your experience that counts. try to get some work shadowing/experience in a range of dental sections e.g hospital, orthodontics, general, community, maybe a dental school etc

the following site is good for dental applicants:

http://www.admissionsforum.net/
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Omgosh- it looks like I copied your post! I hadn't seen yours before I posted- but it shows what we're saying is probbly correct.
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Omgosh- it looks like I copied your post! I hadn't seen yours before I posted- but it shows what we're saying is probbly correct.
no worries!!!
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there is no "easier" dental school to get into. if you are talking about statistics then go to the uni websites and find out yourself, its not particularly difficult!
other than that like sheff-student and eolin said, the uni's may all focus on different things such as work exp, extra curriculars, ukcat, grades etc. there is no set forumula to get you into dental school, you just have to try your best at everything.
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ok, like everyone has said, there isnt any dental school that is "easier" to get into. However, if you do your reserch into statistics, and know what each one is looking for (see websites, open days etc)..it is possible to work out which ones YOU personally are more likely to get into. e.g some dental schools interview a lot of people, and then narrow it down from interview. Whereas other schools narrow people down just from their applications, and only give a few interviews out. Therefore, if you feel you're strengths are in your interview skills, apply to the 1st kind of uni. Whereas, if your strengths will be in your personal statement nd grades (written application parts), apply to second.

Now this is only one of the factors you have to look at. So dont just go by what I have said. But, just do some research. Some people may disagree with what I have said, but it worked for me.

If you are stuggling to find staistics, in the "getting into dental school" book, at the back there is a (slightly out of date) table of admission statistics. Have a look at that. Hope that helps/ makes sense!
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ok, like everyone has said, there isnt any dental school that is "easier" to get into. However, if you do your reserch into statistics, and know what each one is looking for (see websites, open days etc)..it is possible to work out which ones YOU personally are more likely to get into. e.g some dental schools interview a lot of people, and then narrow it down from interview. Whereas other schools narrow people down just from their applications, and only give a few interviews out. Therefore, if you feel you're strengths are in your interview skills, apply to the 1st kind of uni. Whereas, if your strengths will be in your personal statement nd grades (written application parts), apply to second.

Now this is only one of the factors you have to look at. So dont just go by what I have said. But, just do some research. Some people may disagree with what I have said, but it worked for me.

If you are stuggling to find staistics, in the "getting into dental school" book, at the back there is a (slightly out of date) table of admission statistics. Have a look at that. Hope that helps/ makes sense!
THANKS ALOT can you please send me your personal statment?
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THANKS ALOT can you please send me your personal statment?

can't believe you asked someone that!! we will point you in the right direction but sending us your personal statement will be totally useless as its "personal"- it will not relate to you whatsoever.
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omg its like deja vu! lol! yesterday i wnt to help my dentist cos he was short of nurses and this guy on work experience was asking me wot i wanted to do. and then about my ps. and i was like "yeah im still working on it" and then next thing u know he goes "can u give me ur personal statement!" and i was like "errr... am i hearing this right???!" THEN this other dentist who works ther was like "the whole point of a personal statement is its meant to be "personal" i.e YOUR OWN WORK!!"

lmaoo very funny
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yeah yeah send me one too
i haven't finished it yet, send me it and it can be our secret LOL
No seriously, it's personal besides if you need some help there are a few example ones posted on TSR somewhere.
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yeah yeah send me one too
i haven't finished it yet, send me it and it can be our secret LOL
No seriously, it's personal besides if you need some help there are a few example ones posted on TSR somewhere.
yeah and as i said, we are here to guide you along anyway. we'll help you work with what you have,
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lol
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hey
the easiest i suppose are those in eastern europe..but its a nightmare to get the application started...most of the times u will be rejected unless u know people at the university...so used studymedicineabroad dot co dot uk ..and these guys helped me get in..im a 4th yr medic...thanks to these guys...they get alot of unfortunate studentd thru..those that messed up Alevels or simply did another degree and now wanna try something else.
good luk :yep:
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also, patients you treat may not speak english, its a nightmare from what i've been told!
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I'd recomend going to the uni's on open days and going to the talks as well as getting the prospectus to read up on the course just all helps you to decide where you feel that you are suited to going worked for me
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