The Young Dentist Summer Internship

The Young Dentist Summer Internship

London Ages 15-18 Timezone: GMT+1

In Person Date Only
23rd July - 1st August 2021

Starts at 2:00pm

Starts at 2:00pm

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Internship Overview

The Young Dentist Summer Internship is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for aspiring dentists to undertake the work experience of their dreams in London.

Over the course of 10 days, you will dive into the heart of life at a London dental teaching hospital, shadowing dentists and practising dental procedures that students would never normally be able to experience before dental school.

Also available on the internship are immersive experiences at a dental clinic and a top dental university (King’s College London).

Join us for a life-changing experience that will serve as an outstanding differentiator on your university application form and set you up for a future as a successful dentist.

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Internship Highlights

Covid-19: We are proud to report that our Summer 2020 Internships did go ahead as planned in London, with strict social distancing measures in place. The feedback was outstanding, averaging 9.2 out of 10! 

You can therefore register with confidence. Full details of our Covid-19 policy are set out later on this page.

Immersive Dental Experiences:

  • Experience emergency dentistry in a London dental teaching hospital
  • Shadow dentists during simulated dental-patient consultations
  • Meet patients and manage relationships 
  • Practise your dexterity skills by carving a tooth

    Meet Senior Dentists:

    • Be coached through immersive experiences with dentists from orthodontics, oral and maxillofacial surgery, emergency dentistry, and more
    • Private networking sessions with these dentists who can become vital connections for your future careers.

      Personalised Dental School Application Coaching:

      • Bespoke coaching on how to get into a top dental school: have your credentials reviewed by a dental admissions expert and receive a dynamic, personalised development plan to help you gain admission into your first-choice university
      • Training on how to excel in the dental school admissions process: personal statements, interviews, UCAT and BMAT assessments and more

      Competitive Advantage:

      • Attendance demonstrates your commitment to dentistry and can be a fantastic ‘gold star’ to add to your university/college application form
      • Complete the online assessment after the programme and receive a personalised certificate

      World-Class Universities And World-Class People:

      • Experience some of the best universities in the world: UCL and King's College 
      • Meet talented and ambitious students like yourself from all around the world who fly in for the internship, creating an invaluable lifetime network

          Design Your Own Internship:

          • Choose to attend the Full Internship (10 days) or Half Internship (5 days) 
          • Accommodation, meals, guardianship and airport pick-up are available if required and can be added at checkout. London accommodation is provided at UCL’s halls of residence. Evening social activities will also be provided for students booking with accommodation.


            Programme Fee, Format & Options

            The Internship will take place on: 23rd July – 1st August 2021

            You can choose either the Half Internship (5 days) or the Full Internship (10 days)

            Listed on the table below is a breakdown of the pricing options and what is included. Places are highly limited. The only way to guarantee your place is to click 'Register Now' and enter your details.

            In select circumstances, we can offer payment by instalments, which requires a 50% deposit. To speak to a Student Experience Manager about your personal circumstances please click here OR email us at OR call us on +44 (0) 203 488 5089.

            Highlights Half Internship Full Internship
            Days of Timetable Days 1-5 Days 1-10
            Immersive dental experience. Participate in patient diagnosis; Practice your dexterity skills whilst learning about the physiology of a tooth as you carve your own tooth from a bar of soap; live oral surgery training by senior dental surgeons; Coaching on how to get into a top dental school.
            Visit a top University Dental Teaching Hospital in London; gain exposure to a variety of procedures and instruments used throughout a dental career; learn how to cast impressionsin the prosthetics lab; practice using composite fillings to repair teeth; learn how to drill into teeth with decay and prepare a patient for a filling or a crown
            Private networking with top dentists
            Experiences at Kings College London, a pioneering digital dental health company and some of London’s leading dental attractions.
            Personalised, comprehensive, career coaching day. Receive a dynamic, development plan to reach the height of your career ambitions.
            Internship (without accommodation or meals)

            Additional price for London accommodation on UCL’s campus with all meals and guardianship included

            Additional price for London airport pick-up and drop-off (each way)


            Day 1 – Enter the Internship

            Day 2 - Dental School Application Coaching

            Day 3 – Immersive Dental Simulations

            Days 4 – Into the Dental Training Hospital

            Day 5 – Into the Dental Practice

            Days 6-8 Young Dentists on Tour

            Day 9 - Your Future as a Dentist

            Day 10 - Review and reflection

            Day 1 – Enter the Internship

            3pmThe Internship begins

            - Keynote speech by the Internship Director
            - Immersive group activities to give you crucial skills for the Internship ahead: teamwork, problem-solving, time management, communication and working under pressure
            - Interactive networking session: meet your fellow interns – talented and ambitious students from around the world who can be powerful contacts for your career ahead


            *exact programme subject to change without notice

            Day 2 - Dental School Application Coaching

            10:30amThe World of a Dentist

            - Your duties to patients
            - The demands and expectations
            - The dynamic life of a practice
            - The career path ahead

            11:30amDental School Applications

            - Introduction to applications
            - Choosing the right dental school
            - Model UCAS personal statements
            - Advice from recent graduates

            12:30pmLunch Break

            1:30pmDental School Interviews

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

            2:30pmCarving a Tooth

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

            3:30pmPreparing for Practicals

            - Overview of the live simulations on day 3

            4:00pmPanel Discussion

            - Ask questions to high-ranking dentists across various disciplines
            - Guidance on applications from those on the inside
            - Make valuable contacts


            *exact programme subject to change without notice

            Day 3 – Immersive Dental Simulations

            10:30amDiscover the Diagnosis

            - Step into the shoes of a dentist
            - Determine the correct diagnosis of your patient
            - Initiate appropriate treatment to save a tooth!

            11:30amUCAT & BMAT Coaching

            - Interactive practice questions with live feedback
            - Compulsory tests for gaining entry into dental school


            1:30pmThe Dental 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

            2:30pmYou Become the Dental Surgeon

            - Practise stitching up wounds
            - Be observed by dentists and receive feedback

            3:30pmPatient Consultation

            - Experience a simulated dental patient consultation
            - Learn how to communicate with patients and investigate their symptoms
            - Consider the best course of action
            - Discuss diagnoses


            *exact programme subject to change without notice

            Days 4 – Into the Dental Training Hospital

            MorningEnter the Training Hospital

            - Enter a top University Dental Teaching Hospital in London
            - Gain exposure to a variety of procedures and instruments used throughout a dental career
            - Enter the prosthetics laboratory and learn how to cast impressions
            - Practice using composite fillings to repair teeth


            AfternoonPhantom Heads Laboratory

            - Test your dexterity skills using Phantom Heads
            - Learn how to drill into teeth with decay
            - Prep your dummy patient for a filling or a crown

            *exact programme subject to change without notice

            Day 5 – Into the Dental Practice

            MorningInside the Dental Practice

            - Understand the business of Dentistry
            - Explore the life of a dental surgery
            - Experience live demonstrations of oral hygiene and dental photography
            - Take impressions on dental models


            AfternoonTechnology and Dentistry

            - Experience how cutting-edge digital technology has improved dental health
            - Understand first-hand the technological revolution happening in dental care

            3:30The Review

            - Review on your experiences so far at the Dental Training Hospital and the Dental Practice
            - Evaluate and reflect on the skills you have gained and developed
            - Determine your goals for the future in order to achieve your dream of becoming a dentist


            *exact programme subject to change without notice

            Days 6-8 Young Dentists on Tour

            3 full daysIKings College London and Immersive Dental Experiences

            - Immersive visits to the British Dental Museum and the British Dental Association
            - Explore the dynamic capital of the United Kingdom through a dental walking tour of London
            - Cultural activities at some of London's most renowned landmarks
            - Tour one of London’s most famous Dental Schools (King’s College) and enter the life of a dental school student for the day
            - Gain exposure to state-of-the art facilities

            Day 9 - Your Future as a Dentist

            10:30amYour Pathway to Dentistry

            - Career options for dentists of the future
            - Higher education choices
            - Interactive exercises to understand each stage of your career path

            11:30amWork Experience & Extracurriculars

            - What work experience is available whilst at school and how to make the most of it
            - How to use extracurriculars to stand out
            - Other opportunities including volunteering, and more


            1:30pmPersonal Statement Clinic

            - Construct an outstanding paragraph
            - Creating a 'winning' personal statement
            - Personal statement review and gain valuable feedback from vets and admissions officers

            2:30pmInterview Workshop

            - Practise real interview questions under timed conditions
            - Receive feedback from experienced dentist
            - The STARR approach to interview
            - Rotate around MMI stations


            Day 10 - Review and reflection

            MorningThe Internship Review

            - A review of what you have gained during the Internship
            - How to use this once-in-a-lifetime experience as a springboard for your future
            - Farewell speech by Internship Director

            2pmInterns Depart

            Venue & Dates

            University College London (UCL) and Other Locations

            23rd July - 1st August 2021

            Programme Location

            UCL, Kings College London, and other locations. 

            Accommodation Location

            Garden Halls (University of London)
            1 Cartwright Gardens
            King's Cross
            WC1H 9EN

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            You can download a full digital brochure of Garden Halls, by clicking below:

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            Who Can Attend

            The Internship is for students aged 15-18 who have the passion and ambition to both learn about this career and start boosting their university/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.

            You can secure your place simply by clicking “Register Now”.

            There is no application process. We operate on a first-come first-served basis and programme places are highly limited. We expect to be fully-booked for our 10 day Summer Internships several months in advance so advise you to register as soon as possible.

            No prior knowledge or experience is required to join this programme as we build your knowledge from the basics up to more advanced concepts.


            Our Summer 2020 Internships in London went ahead as planned with strict social distancing measures in place. The feedback was outstanding, averaging 9.2 out of 10!

            We are therefore very confident that the 2021 Internships will be able to take place too. In the unlikely event that the Internship is completely cancelled because of Covid-19 then you will receive a refund. 

            (If you pay via credit because you postponed a previous booking then the credit note will be reissued to you in full). 

            You can view our Covid-19 risk mitigation measures policy document here. This will be constantly updated; we shall follow all government guidelines in place at the time of the Internship. 


            We exist to give students a life-changing experience. We are proud to report that we have an overall rating of 4.8 out of 5 on Google Reviews. Our Google reviews can be read in full here, and some highlights are below.


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