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The Young Dentist Programme

Live Online Ages 15-18 Timezone: GMT+0

Live Online
7th - 8th November 2020 (Optional Enhanced Career Coaching on 15th November)

Starts at 11.00am

Starts at 11.00am

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Internship Overview

On the Young Dentist Programme, a group of experienced dentists will immerse you in a series of interactive role-plays, simulations, seminars, and Q&A sessions, to give you an immersive experience of practising dentistry.

You will be immersed in a simulated dental practice, coached on how to lead a patient consultation from start to finish and how to maximise your chances of gaining entry into a top dental school. You will also be coached on your dexterity skills and learn how to identify problems in public health.

The programme takes place over 2 days – Saturday dedicated to essential skills and Sunday to dental specialities. You can choose to attend either one or both days.

There is also an optional third day: “Enhanced Career Coaching”, where dental school admissions experts will give you an experience of each stage of the admissions process and help you create a personalised development plan – analysing your strengths and weaknesses – to maximise your chances of becoming a successful candidate.

Attendance will give you a competitive edge in the Dental School application process and a 'super-curricular' experience to add to your UCAS form. 

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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
    • Optional third day: “Enhanced Career Coaching”, where dental school admissions experts will give you an experience of each stage of the admissions process and help you create a personalised development plan – analysing your strengths and weaknesses – to maximise your chances of becoming a successful candidate.

    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

    You will also be granted free-of-charge lifetime access to the InvestIN Connect app. InvestIN Connect gives our students lifetime access to a suite of features, including work experience and mentoring opportunities, career coaching materials, and a platform for you to start building a powerful network with thousands of equally-ambitious young minds. By registering for this programme you are therefore signing up to a lifetime of professional development opportunities.

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

        Programme Fee, Format & Options

        This programme will take place online, delivered LIVE by top professionals, with opportunities for you to interact and ask questions. The programme involves a mixture of interactive simulations, exercises and Q&A sessions.

        Programme Fee:

        £95/student for one day (you can choose either day 1 or 2), £165/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.

        Additional £130 for optional third day taking place on the weekend (Sunday) after the programme: “Enhanced Career Coaching”, where dental school admissions experts will give you an experience of each stage of the admissions process and help you create a personalised development plan – analysing your strengths and weaknesses – to maximise your chances of becoming a successful candidate.

        Timetable

        Day One: Essential Skills

        Day Two: Dental Specialities

        Day Three (Optional): Enhanced Career Coaching

        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

        5.00pmClose

        *exact programme subject to change without notice.

        Day Three (Optional): Enhanced Career Coaching

        11.00amYour Future as a Dentist

        - Take your first steps to securing your dream career
        - Develop your understanding of dentistry and see your options

        11:30amPersonal Statement Clinic

        - Construct an outstanding paragraph
        - Creating a 'winning' personal statement
        - Standing out against the competition
        - Personal statement review and gain valuable feedback from dentists

        12:45pmLunch Break

        1.45pmInterview Workshop

        - Practice real interview questions in timed conditions
        - Receive feedback from experienced dentists
        - The STARR approach to interviews
        - What they want to hear
        - The fundamental things to do and not to do
        - Successful preparation

        3:00pmWork Experience & Extra Curricular Activities

        - Receive personalised advice on how to acquire relevant opportunities
        - How to successfully relate your personal interests to the values, attributes and behaviours of a good dentist

        3:45pmPanel Q&A

        - Final top tips from our experts on how you can secure your place on one of the world’s most competitive degree programmes
        - Guidance to dentist school applications from the inside
        - Make valuable contacts

        4.30pmClose

        *exact programme subject to change without notice.

        Venue & Dates

        Live Online

        7th - 8th November 2020 (Optional Enhanced Career Coaching on 15th November)

        Live Online:

        7th - 8th November 2020 (Optional Enhanced Career Coaching on 15th November) 

        You can attend this programme via our state-of-the-art, interactive online platform from anywhere in the world. All the content will be delivered in a live, interactive manner and you’ll have the opportunity to ask questions of our experienced professionals. All you need is an internet connection; we will send you full details of how to access the programme well in advance.

        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.

        Testimonials

        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.

        Support

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