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The Young Dentist Programme

Ages 15-18 Live Online OR In-Person

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Internship Overview

The Young Dentist Programme gives students aged 15-18 an immersive experience of Dentistry through a series of role-plays, seminars, simulations and Q&A sessions led by a group of dentists over 2 days. You can choose to attend the programme either in-person at UCL or ‘Live Online’.

Attendance will give you an edge over other aspiring dentists in the race for the best jobs and a ‘super-curricular’ experience to add to your UCAS application.

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Internship Highlights

An Immersive Experience of Dentistry:

  • Experienced dentists will coach you through live, interactive simulations, including:

  • Dental practice consultation; participate in a simulated patient consultation from start to finish
  • X-ray examination; discussing diagnosis and initiating treatments
  • Carve a tooth, following a live demonstration by a senior dentist*
  • Develop the essential skills of communication and dexterity which will be assessed throughout the dental school application process

    Dental School Admissions Coaching:

    • Coaching by dentists on how to excel at every stage of the dental school admissions processt

    • Model UCAS personal statements

    • UCAT and BMAT test practice

    • Powerful interview techniques for both MMIs and Panel Interviews

    An Audience With Experienced Dentists:

    • Q&A time with leading dentists from a variety of disciplines 

    • Unlimited lifetime access to our depth of expertise. Students can contact us for further advice at any time

    Boost your UCAS Form and CV:

    • Attendance demonstrates your commitment to becoming a dentist as well as the development of essential skills such as communication and dexterity 

    • Complete the online assessment after the programme and receive a personalised certificate to include in your applications

    *Tooth carving will be done by students using a piece of soap

      Programme Fee, Format & Options

      You can choose to attend the programme either in-person at UCL or ‘Live Online’; the content is the same for both. The programme involves a mixture of interactive simulations, exercises and Q&A sessions.

      Programme Fee:

      ‘Live Online’: £165/student for both days.

      In-Person: £295/student for both days

      Places are limited. If 2 or more places are booked students receive a 10% discount. Enter code GROUP10 at checkout to benefit from this.

      Day One: Essential Skills

      Day Two: Dental Specialities

      Day One: Essential Skills

      11.00amThe World of a Dentist

      - Your duties to patients
      - The demands and expectations
      - Working in a practice
      - Your career options
      - Skills required to succeed

      11.45amDental School Applications

      - Model UCAS personal statements
      - Choosing the right dental school
      - Excelling in the UCAT and BMAT tests
      - Advice from recent graduates

      12.30pmPractical 1: Patient Consultation

      - Experience a simulated dental patient consultation
      - Learn how to communicate with patients and investigate their symptoms
      - Consider the best course of action
      - Examine a patient’s x-ray
      - Discuss diagnosis

      2.00pmLunch Break

      3.00pmDental School Interviews

      - Excelling at interviews
      - Discuss techniques used (MMIs vs panel)
      - Mock interview demonstrations
      - Coaching by dentists

      4.00pmPractical 2: Carving a Tooth

      - Discover the anatomy of teeth
      - Senior dentist demonstrates how to carve a tooth
      - Develop your dexterity skills

      5.00pmPanel discussion

      - Ask questions to high-ranking dentists across various disciplines
      - Guidance on applications from those on the inside
      - Receive valuable advice to help you succeed

      5.30pmClose

      *exact programme subject to change without notice.

      Day Two: Dental Specialities

      11.00amInside The Dental Practice

      - Dentistry as a business
      - Morning routine in surgery
      - Guide to dental instruments
      - Insight into the work/life balance

      12.00pmThe Orthodontist

      - The leading procedures of an orthodontist
      - Key responsibilities and duties to patients
      - Develop your dexterity skills

      1.00pmLunch Break

      2.00pmPractical 3: The Surgeon

      - Oral surgery vs maxillofacial surgery
      - Dental trauma: teeth, mouth, jaw and muscle
      - Review a patient’s data, identify dental injury and initiate treatment
      - Recommend follow-up examinations and treatments
      - Identifying oral cancer

      3.15pmPractical 4: Public Health

      - Dental Public Health
      - Environmental, social and behavioural influences on oral health
      - Assess dental needs for the general public
      - Create and promote a plan for prevention for school-aged children

      4.30pmPanel discussion

      - Ask questions to high-ranking dentists across various disciplines
      - Guidance on applications from those on the inside
      - Receive valuable advice to help you succeed

      5.15pmClose

      *exact programme subject to change without notice.

      Dates & Locations

      London, UK

      In-Person

      26th - 27th June 2021

      University College London (UCL)

      Gower Street

      Bloomsbury

      WC1E 6BT

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      Live Online

      In-Person

      13th - 14th November 2021

      11am - 5:30pm (UK time)

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      In-Person

      26th - 27th June 2021

      University College London (UCL)

      Gower Street

      Bloomsbury

      WC1E 6BT

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      Online

      13th - 14th November 2021

      11am - 5:30pm (UK time)

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      Who Can Attend

      This programme is for students aged 15-18 who have the passion and ambition to both learn about this career, and start boosting their UCAS/college applications & CVs. If you are a student who is slightly older or younger than our guidelines, then please do get in touch with us to discuss your specific situation.

      There is no application process, and you can secure your place simply by clicking “Register Now”. We operate on a first-come first-served basis and programme places are limited; we are usually full a couple of months in advance of the programme date. No prior knowledge or experience is required to join this programme as we build your knowledge from the basics up to more advanced concepts. 

      COVID-19 Group

      The in-person programme will be run with strict Covid-19 prevention measures in place which have been modelled on the government’s guidelines for prevention in educational settings. You can view our measures here. In the unlikely event that the in-person programme is completely cancelled because of Covid-19 then students will have two options: i) move to the next in-person date; ii) move to the ‘Live Online’ programme and be refunded the difference in price.

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