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The Young Dentist Weekend

Ages 15-18 Live Online OR In-Person

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Overview

The Young Dentist Weekend 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 in London 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.

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

    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

    1.15pmLunch Break

    2.15pmPractical 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

    3.30pmPractical 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

    4.45pmPanel 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.

    Fees, Eligibility and Options

    This programme is for students aged 15-18. 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. 

    Venues, Dates & Locations

    London, UK

    In-Person

    19th - 20th March 2022

    University College London (UCL),

    Bloomsbury,

    London

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    Live Online

    In-Person

    19th - 20th March 2022

    11am - 5:30pm (UK time)

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    In-Person

    19th - 20th March 2022

    University College London (UCL),

    Bloomsbury,

    London

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    Online

    19th - 20th March 2022

    11am - 5:30pm (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

    If 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). 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.

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