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The Future Dentist Weekend

The Future Dentist Weekend

Ages 12-14 Live Online OR In-Person

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Overview

The Future Dentist Weekend gives students aged 12-14 an immersive experience of dentistry. Across 2 days you will take part in a series of role-plays, seminars, simulations and Q&A sessions, all led by a group of professional dentists. You can choose to attend the programme either in-person at UCL or ‘Live Online’.

Attendance will give you a ‘super-curricular’ experience to add to your UCAS application and an edge over other aspiring dentists in the race for the best jobs. You will also be coached on how to become a dentist, with guidance on GCSE choices, extra-curricular activities, work experience and more.

Highlights

An Immersive Experience of Dentistry:

  • Get coaching from experienced dentists via live, interactive simulations,

  • Learn how to carry out a dental check-up in a simulated patient consultation
  • Develop the communication skills essential for dentistry
  • Test your manual dexterity through a series of challenges

    Why should I attend?:

    • Experience a unique immersive insight into of one of the world’s most prestigious careers

    • Meet successful dentists and ask them all your burning questions

    • Get coached on how to become a top dentist

    • Gain valuable work experience before you even turn 16

    An Audience With Experienced Dentists:

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

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

    Boost your UCAS Form and CV:

    • Attendance demonstrates you’ve gained key skills such as: teamwork, problem-solving, empathy, leadership, and the ability to apply dental knowledge

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

    Fees, Eligibility and Options

    This programme is for students aged 12-14. No prior knowledge or experience is required. The programme involves a mixture of interactive simulations, exercises and Q&A sessions. You can choose to attend the programme either in-person or ‘Live Online’; the content is very similar for both

    Programme Fee:

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

    In-Person: £165/student for one day (you can choose either day 1 or 2) OR £295/student for both days

    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.

    Day One: The Dental Practice

    Day Two: Dental Specialties & Ethics

    Day One: The Dental Practice

    10.30amThe World of a Dentist

    - Life as a dentist
    - Your duty to patients
    - Skills and expectations

    11.00amTooth Anatomy

    -The fundamentals of Dentistry
    -Naming and identifying teeth
    -The importance of gum health

    11.45amOral Health and Disease

    - What to look for during an oral examination
    - Healthy and diseased teeth and gums
    - Common dental problems: causes, symptoms, and treatments
    - Identifying oral cancer

    12:30pmLunch Break

    1.30pmPatient Consultations

    - Experience a simulated dental patient consultation
    - Learn to communicate with patients and how to investigate their symptoms
    - Take a patient’s dental and medical history
    - Consider the best course of action

    2.15pmTest Your Manual Dexterity!

    - Practice and develop dexterity skills
    - Compete in a series of timed dexterity challenges
    - Receive guidance on how to develop essential skills needed for dentistry

    3:15pmPanel Discussion

    - Take part in a live panel Q&A with industry experts
    - Meet high-ranking dentists across various disciplines and ask all your burning questions
    - Build your network and receive valuable advice on your pathway into dentistry

    4.00pmClose

    *exact programme subject to change without notice.

    Day Two: Dental Specialties & Ethics

    10.30amA Day in the Life of a Dentist

    - Daily routine of dental students and dentists
    - Working in a dental practice
    - Insight into what studying dentistry is like

    11.30amDental Specialties

    - Explore different dental specialties
    - Work together to solve common cases
    - Review a patient’s case, identify problems, and initiate treatment
    - Match the patient to the specialty

    12.30pmLunch Break

    1:30pmDental Trends and Ethics

    - Learn about the rise of cosmetic dentistry
    - Discover harmful myths and trends
    - Gain valuable insight into ethical scenarios used in interviews
    - Debate 'for or against' with other students

    3.15pmCareer Coaching: How to Become a Successful Dentist

    - Interactive session dedicated to your personal career path. Detailed advice on:
    - GCSE and A-level choices
    - Guidance on applications from those on the inside
    - How to get work experience and how to learn from it
    - Valuable advice to help you succeed

    4.00pmClose

    *exact programme subject to change without notice.

    Venues, Dates & Locations

    London, UK

    In-Person

    13th - 14th November 2021

    University College London (UCL)

    Gower Street

    Bloomsbury

    WC1E 6BT

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    Live Online

    In-Person

    13th - 14th November 2021

    10.30am - 4.00pm (UK time)

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    In-Person

    13th - 14th November 2021

    University College London (UCL)

    Gower Street

    Bloomsbury

    WC1E 6BT

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    Online

    13th - 14th November 2021

    10.30am - 4.00pm (UK time)

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    AmbitionX

    As part of your booking, you will receive 12 months’ access to our state-of-the-art tech platform, AmbitionX. Here you will find all of your programme materials and complete post-programme assessments to gain coveted ‘experience points’ to demonstrate your levels of professional development. You will also be able to access any of InvestIN’s Live Online weekend and evening programmes through AmbitionX at no extra cost.

    COVID-19 Group

    We do not anticipate any Covid-related issues preventing us from delivering the in-person programme. Any government guidance on Covid-related safeguarding (such as the wearing of masks and social distancing) will of course be adhered to. We have managed to successfully deliver in-person programmes during the Covid-19 pandemic (including during the summers of 2020 and 2021), with excellent feedback. We are therefore highly experienced in giving students a fantastic experience even with social distancing rules in place.

    In the unlikely event that the in-person programme is 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’ version of the programme you selected and be refunded the difference in price. (If you pay via credit because you postponed a previous booking then the credit note will be reissued to you in full). 

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