Plymouth University Peninsula School of Dentistry

BDS Dental Surgery

This exciting programme is pioneering and patient-centered and delivered in a supportive and research-rich environment. You'll receive the highest level of core dental skills and knowledge needed for a hugely rewarding career as a healthcare professional. We offer you state-of-the art facilities and are committed to making you a dental practitioner with clinical skills of the highest order and a strong sense of social awareness.

You will treat patients through partnership with the NHS Primary Care Trust in Devon and Cornwall. You’ll become familiar with a variety of clinical situations, and prepare for a future career path through solving clinical problems. You’ll also see how clinical medicine or research is practised in different social and cultural contexts in other parts of the South West, UK or the world, and further your experience through our elective opportunities.

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FIRST CHOICE FOR HEALTH

This programme is part of the largest range of healthcare study options in the South West.

Careers with this subject

Advice from graduate Shamir Chandarana:

"I would certainly advise anybody who is interested in dentistry to carry out as much work experience as possible in busy NHS practices and in quieter private practices, and also to undertake hospital placements to get a real feel for the profession. It was only once I had done this that I knew for certain that this was the career I wanted to do.

Moreover, Plymouth Dental School offered a great taster day to anyone considering dentistry as a career: it was a day packed full of information about the course, about Plymouth, and most importantly featured a hands-on session in the Simulated Dental Learning Environment (SDLE) which gave a great insight into the practical side of dentistry."

Read more from Shamir in his case study.


Key features

  • Programme mapped against the General Dental Council’s guidance ‘Preparing for Practice’.
  • Treat patients through partnership with the NHS Primary Care Trust in Devon and Cornwall.
  • Engage directly with participants and service users in a unique and meaningful way with the Community Engagement Team.
  • Benefit from the state of the art facilities provided by established Peninsula Dental Social Enterprise (PDSE), a Community Interest Company (CIC).
  • Become familiar with a variety of clinical situations.
  • Prepare for a future career path through solving clinical problems.
  • Become competent at diagnosing disease and planning preventive care.
  • Choose your own areas of interest to study further.
  • Early clinical contact with a strong patient focus.
  • Gain the core dental knowledge and communication skills you need to practise as a competent and caring dentist.
  • Strong partnerships within the University.
Read more about how we will enhance your learning.

Course details

  • Year 1
  • In your first year, you'll learn the core scientific foundations of dentistry in a clinical context. You’ll explore the scientific basis of normal structure, function and behaviour, with a focus on dental health, prevention of dental disease and the underlying principles of personal and professional development. You will be introduced to the clinic and the Simulated Dental Learning Environment (SDLE) at an early stage, and gain insight into the importance of team working in dentistry as you integrate with other members of the team and work in small study groups.
    Core modules
    • DEN412 Clinical Dental Practice 1

      This module provides an introduction to clinical dentistry and the management of medical emergencies and by the end of the module, at the mid-point of the year, students will be ready to commence providing dental care for patients. All learning and assessment in the module take place in the simulated setting to enable students to practice clinical skills.

    • DEN414 Inter-Professional Engagement 1

      This module introduces the student to community health and social care. Students will undertake a community engagement visit and work closely with a target organisation to understand the impacts of demography and lifestyle issues on local people. The project will enable students to develop an understanding of the wider determinants of health such as environment; employment and education which influence health behaviours and health outcomes, and which directly impact on oral health, use of dental services and quality of life. This project is one of the building blocks for students at Peninsula Dental School introducing core academic skills in exploring, searching and selecting evidence-based information as well as developing societal and community awareness so students understand their future role in the healthcare system and wider society.

    • DEN411 Integrated Dental Science 1

      This module introduces basic and clinical sciences and the principles of human disease prevention which underpin dental skills, the safe use of ionising radiation together with the properties and usage of biomaterials in dentistry.

    • DEN415 Professional Development 1

      This module introduces students to reflective adult learning and assists with the development of professional behaviour and attitudes appropriate to dentistry. Every term the student will meet their Academic Tutor and reflect and review on their performance in all aspects of professionalism within the BDS programme by presentation of a reflective questionnaire and discussion.

    • DEN413 Clinical Dental Practice 2

      This module continues the students' introduction to the essential range of basic skills needed for the safe practice of primary dental care and provides the clinical basis for the student's first experiences caring for patients. From the beginning of this module, each time a student is successful at a capability assessment within the simulated environment they may start to provide that procedure for patients in the clinic.

  • Year 2
  • In your second year, you build on your foundations with common dental problems, as well as disease mechanisms being considered in much greater depth. In term one, training intensifies in the SDLE and you are prepared for your first own patient contact. Term two sees the introduction of face-to-face contact with patients in clinics, where you will be able to develop your communication skills under the close supervision of dental practitioners,bringing to life experience and skills gained in the SDLE.
    Core modules
    • DEN521 Integrated Dental Science 2

      This module enables students to further develop their depth of knowledge and understanding of the scientific principles underpinning dental practice and includes oral disease, pharmacology and dental materials. The module continues to support the application of basic biomedical, clinical sciences and disease prevention principles which underpin dental skills and the effective and safe care of patients in the dental environment.

    • DEN522 Clinical Dental Practice 3

      Continuing clinical experience caring for patients and the development of further skills in the simulated environment. Following each patient visit students will reflect on their clinical and professional performance and receive feedback. Further support is provided for individual students who have difficulty with any particular procedure. Assessments regarding tooth coloured restorations, tooth extraction and minor oral soft tissue surgery will be taken.

    • DEN523 Clinical Dental Practice 4

      This module enables students to acquire the clinical, administrative and communication skills relevant to the safe and effective practice of an increasing range of treatments within primary care dentistry for a student in preparation for Year 3.

    • DEN524 Inter-Professional Engagement 2

      In year two of the programme, students are able to build on their learning from the year one inter-professional engagement project by focusing on a single community-based organisation within Devon and Cornwall. Students in small groups visit organisations to develop an understanding of how these organisations support particular community groups and/or individuals to adopt positive healthy lifestyles and how they help their clients/service users to overcome the social and organisational barriers that prevent them from achieving this.

    • DEN525 Professional Development 2

      This module supports students to further develop reflective adult learning skills and assists with the development of professional behaviour and attitudes appropriate to dentistry. Every term the student will meet their Academic Tutor and reflect and review on their performance in all aspects of professionalism within the BDS programme.

  • Year 3
  • In your third year, the amount of time spent in clinics will increase to two days a week to continue your exposure to clinical material, to build upon existing skills and introduce additional topics where appropriate. One of the themes for years three and four is to consolidate the learning of medically-related issues for the safe practise of dentistry. You will be given an opportunity to learn about dentally relevant medical issues in patient-based demonstrations, hospital outpatient clinics, and accident and emergency departments.
    Core modules
    • DEN631 Applied Dental Knowledge 1

      This module enables students to achieve the level of knowledge of clinical and communication skills, professionalism and management and leadership skills required of a graduate entering primary care as a Dental Foundation dentist. Topic areas include basic sciences as applied to dentistry, knowledge of the comprehensive delivery of clinical dentistry including restorative dentistry for children and adults, dental radiology, oral surgery, pharmacology and therapeutics, oral medicine, oral pathology, medicine and surgery applied to dentistry, professionalism, law and ethics.

    • DEN632 Critical Appraisal 1

      Evidence-Based Practice (EBP) requires that decisions about health care are based on the best available, current, valid and relevant evidence. These decisions should be made by those receiving care, informed by the tacit and explicit knowledge of those providing care, within the context of available resources. All health care professionals need to understand the principles of EBP, recognise it in action, implement evidence-based policies, and have a critical attitude to their own practice and to evidence. Without these skills professionals will find it difficult to provide 'best practice'.

    • DEN635 Inter-Professional Engagement 3

      In this module students will work closely with oral healthcare and other healthcare professionals to share working practices and understand how different population groups needs and demands are managed. The main links will be with other health professional groups including medicine, pharmacy, speech therapy, general nursing, oncology, community mental health, audiology, physiotherapy.

    • DEN634 Clinical Dental Practice 6

      This module provides students with continuing clinical experience treating patients with more complex needs.

    • DEN633 Clinical Dental Practice 5

      This module provides students with the ability to undertake more complex dental care for patients of all ages and the development of further skills in the simulated environment.

    • DEN636 Professional Development 3

      This module supports students to further develop reflective adult learning skills and assists with the development of professional behaviour and attitudes appropriate to dentistry. Every term the student will meet their Academic Tutor and reflect and review on their performance in all aspects of professionalism within the BDS programme.

  • Year 4
  • In your fourth year, clinical activity will expand to three days a week. For senior students, the work will embrace all of the aspects of dental care provision expected of a qualified dentist and will give you experience in advanced restorative techniques. You'll gain first-hand experience of the role and services provided by specialists in primary and secondary care, by spending time in specialist clinics such as restorative dentistry, oral surgery, oral diseases and orthodontics.
    Core modules
    • DEN642 Clinical Dental Practice 7

      This module enables the student to consolidate the practice of an increasing wide range of primary care dental procedures and start to work more independently, assessing situations and making safe and appropriate decisions in managing patient care.

    • DEN641 Applied Dental Knowledge 2

      This module enables students to achieve the level of knowledge of clinical and communication skills, professionalism and management and leadership skills required of a graduate entering primary care as a Dental Foundation dentist. Topic areas include basic sciences as applied to dentistry, knowledge of the comprehensive delivery of clinical dentistry including restorative dentistry for children and adults, dental radiology, oral surgery, pharmacology and therapeutics, oral medicine, oral pathology, medicine and surgery applied to dentistry, professionalism, law and ethics.

    • DEN644 Professional Development 4

      This module supports students to further develop reflective adult learning skills and assists with the development of professional behaviour and attitudes appropriate to dentistry. Every term the student will meet their Academic Tutor and reflect and review on their performance in all aspects of professionalism within the BDS programme.

    • DEN643 Inter-Professional Engagement 4

      Clinical audit is a key component of clinical practice and is a way of continuously improving the quality of clinical care. The process of audit is an important requirement in developing as a reflective practitioner and key to maintaining professional standards and revalidation. During the project students will learn about the theory of audit, understand why it is important, examine clinical standards and guidelines and look at various ways of conducting clinical audit against agreed standards of care.

  • Final year
  • The emphasis in your final year is on the practical implementation of what you have learnt in previous years and is the final preparation for dental practice. You will also become much more confident with clinical situations, healthcare teams and the principle of practice both in the NHS and in private practice.
    Core modules
    • DEN651 Applied Dental Knowledge 3

      This module enables students to achieve the level of knowledge of clinical and communication skills, professionalism and management and leadership skills required of a graduate entering primary care as a Dental Foundation dentist. Topic areas include basic sciences as applied to dentistry, knowledge of the comprehensive delivery of clinical dentistry including restorative dentistry for children and adults, dental radiology, oral surgery, pharmacology and therapeutics, oral medicine, oral pathology, medicine and surgery applied to dentistry, professionalism, law and ethics.

    • DEN652 Clinical Dental Practice 8

      This module enables the student to consolidate the practice of an increasing wide range of primary care dental procedures in addition to further development of professionalism required for the safe practice of oral clinical care as an independent practitioner.

    • DEN655 Professional Development 5

      This module supports students to further develop reflective adult learning skills and assists with the development of professional behaviour and attitudes appropriate to dentistry. Every term the student will meet their Academic Tutor and reflect and review on their performance in all aspects of professionalism within the BDS programme.

    • DEN653 Clinical Dental Practice 9

      This module enables the student to consolidate the practice of an increasing wide range of dental procedures in addition to further development of professionalism required for the safe practice of oral clinical care as an independent practitioner.

    • DEN654 Inter-Professional Engagement 5

      Students visit a variety of specialist oral care facilities which provide them with a wide range of clinical experience in line with the GDC learning outcomes for undergraduate dental education. These observation visits enable students to gain insight into the patient journey through the specialist care services.

Every undergraduate taught course has a detailed programme specification document describing the course aims, the course structure, the teaching and learning methods, the learning outcomes and the rules of assessment.

The following programme specification represents the latest course structure and may be subject to change:

BDS Dental Surgery

The modules shown for this course are those currently being studied by our students, or are proposed new modules. Please note that programme structures and individual modules are subject to amendment from time to time as part of the University’s curriculum enrichment programme and in line with changes in the University’s policies and requirements.

Entry requirements

Detailed information on the entry requirements for this course for UK, EU and International students

Direct school leavers

The entry requirements set out in this section apply to you if you completed your GCE A levels, or equivalent qualifications, within two years of the start of the 2016 application cycle, e.g. qualifications completed since 2014. If you intend to enrol onto the second year of another degree course, you should consult the guidance on entry requirements for non-direct school leavers.

Please note that none of the typical offers listed in this prospectus are necessarily the threshold for selection for interview. Other factors, including the number of applications received, and performance in the UK Clinical Aptitude Test (UKCAT), influence the threshold for selection for interview.

The school reserves the right to use all information on the UCAS form including evidence of social engagement and insight into dentistry in the selection process for interview.

AS/A Level reform statement
From 2017, in response to the AS/A level reform, we expect to require three A level passes at a minimum A grade to include chemistry and biology. An additional pass in a fourth AS level will not form part of any offer made. Typical Offers for 2017 entry will be A*AA/AAA. The school will review this policy annually as the position for schools and colleges becomes clearer in this area.

GCE A level

The typical offer is A*AA-AAA at GCE A level which must include chemistry and biology. General studies at A/AS level is not included within any offer.

GCSEs

You are required to achieve seven GCSE passes, at grades A-C which must include English language, mathematics, and either GCSE single and additional science or GCSE biology and chemistry.

International Baccalaureate

The typical offer is 36-38 points overall including six in both chemistry and biology at the Higher Level.

Scottish Advanced Highers

Grades AAA including chemistry and biology.

Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Diploma

A pass in the Diploma, plus grades A*A/AA in chemistry and biology. General studies at A/AS level is not included within any offer.

Cambridge Pre-U Diploma

D3, D3, M1 including chemistry and Biology at D3.

GCE A levels and Cambridge Pre-U Diploma

Applications will be assessed on an individual basis according to the subjects studied. Chemistry must be achieved at D3 in lieu of grade A at GCE A level. For a non-science subject a minimum grade M1 is required.

Applicants offering the following qualifications will need to take the Graduate Medical School Admissions Test (GAMSAT). Please see entry requirements for non-Direct School Leavers:

  • BTEC National Diploma in Applied Science
  • Advanced Diploma in Society, Health and Development
  • Access to HE Diploma (Science)

PU PSMD welcome applications from re-sit applicants providing a minimum attainment has been achieved at the first attempt. For example: A level candidates need to have achieved ABB for dentistry.

Other UK qualifications

Other UK qualifications will be considered on an individual basis and you are advised to contact the Admissions team on +44 1752 437333 or email: meddent-admissions@plymouth.ac.uk.

PU PSMD welcome applications from re-sit applicants providing a minimum attainment has been achieved at the first attempt. For example: A level candidates need to have achieved AAB for Medicine / ABB for Dentistry. For other qualification re-sit criteria please refer to the information contained within our Technical Manual.

EU and EEA Countries entry qualifications

Please download the EU and EEA Countries entry requirements 2016 (pdf) document.

UK Clinical Aptitude Test (UKCAT)

As part of our commitment to a fair and transparent admissions process, Plymouth University Peninsula Schools of Medicine and Dentistry uses the UK Clinical Aptitude Test (UKCAT) in order to make more informed choices from amongst the many highly qualified applicants who apply for a place on the BMBS programme. UKCAT test results will be used, alongside the academic information contained on your UCAS form to select direct school leavers for interview. You will be required to meet a minimum standard in each of the subtests, plus meet an overall target score which is set and reviewed annually by the Admissions Advisory Panel. Please note that in the 2016 test, UKCAT will be piloting a new Decision Making section in place of the Decision Analysis subtest. Neither you nor your University choices will receive a score for this subtest. Further information about this new section can be found on the UKCAT website.

Candidate Preparation Toolkit

Information

The UK Clinical Aptitude Test (UKCAT) threshold score applied to determine candidate selection for interview can alter each year and is influenced by overall candidate performance in the UKCAT and the number and quality of applications received. Below are examples of the score thresholds applied during the 2013, 2014, and 2015 admissions cycles. Please note that all thresholds needed to be met.

Application cycle 2013 for 2014 entry

Verbal Reasoning : 350
Quantitative Analysis : 410
Abstract Reasoning : 450
Decision Analysis : 510
Overall (with standard deviation applied) : 2190

Application cycle 2014 for 2015 entry

Verbal Reasoning : 500
Quantitative Analysis : 620
Abstract Reasoning : 570
Decision Analysis : 560
Overall (with standard deviation applied) : 2280

Application cycle 2015 for 2016 entry

Verbal Reasoning : 480
Quantitative Analysis : 610
Abstract Reasoning : 560
Decision Analysis : 550
Overall (with standard deviation applied) : 2280

Please note: If you are re-applying for a second year with achieved grades, you will need to register and complete a new UKCAT test as part of your application.

Widening access to Dentistry

As part of our commitment to widening access to dentistry, Plymouth University Peninsula Schools of Medicine and Dentistry undertakes a programme of outreach activities with local schools in Cornwall, Devon and Somerset. For further information please visit https://www.plymouth.ac.uk/your-university/about-us/university-structure/faculties/medicine-dentistry/widening-access

The School is also represented at the UCAS Higher Education Conventions in the UK.

Non-direct school leavers

The entry requirements set out in this section apply to you if it's more than two years since you completed GCE A levels or equivalent qualifications, or if you are a graduate or if you intend to enrol onto the second year of another degree programme.

Graduate Medical School Admissions Test (GAMSAT)

Plymouth University Peninsula Schools of Medicine and Dentistry uses the Graduate Medical School Admissions Test (GAMSAT) as the entrance requirement for non-direct school leavers. GAMSAT assesses your academic aptitude for the study of dentistry. Results from the test will be used alongside the other information contained on your UCAS form to select non-direct school leavers for interview. The results are valid for two years.

GAMSAT is a 5 and a half hours written test that assesses your reasoning in humanities, social science, biological science, physical science and written communication. As this test only assesses academic aptitude, if you're successful you'll still need to show us at interview that you have the appropriate personal qualities to train and practise as a dentist.

If you'd like to know more or to register for the test, please visit the GAMSAT website. Although the School does not accept responsibility for the content, you may also find the following leaflet of interest.

International student admissions

If you're an international applicant you need to meet the equivalent admissions criteria described for home students, with the exception that you do not need to sit the UKCAT test. Applicants applying with overseas qualifications should contact the Admissions Team at meddent-admissions@plymouth.ac.uk prior to submitting an application through UCAS. In addition international applicants need to be fully proficient in English language. All teaching at our School is in English, so if English is not your first language and you do not have a GCSE or IGCSE pass at grade A in English language, you must have one of the following qualifications:

  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS) band 7.5 or above with at least 7.0 in each of the speaking and listening sections, taken within 12 months prior to entry;
  • IB score of 6 in English B at the standard level

We understand that university life is a challenge for any student but especially when you're a long way from home. You'll find Plymouth University Peninsula Schools of Medicine and Dentistry friendly and supportive. Plymouth University Peninsula Schools of Medicine and Dentistry has a nominated academic tutor to coordinate the induction and academic support provided to international students. The international office at Plymouth University also provide support and can help you with any non-academic issues. There are student welfare support and counselling services, wardens and student health centres on hand if you need them.

Student visas

If you have an offer of a place at Plymouth University Peninsula Schools of Medicine and Dentistry you should apply under the Tier 4 (General Student) category. Further information is available on the UK Border Agency's website.

Selection and Admissions Technical Manual

Download the 2015-16 Selection and Admissions Technical Manual.

Student Conduct and Fitness to Practise

Please view our Student Conduct and Fitness to Practise page.

For a full list of all acceptable qualifications please refer to our tariff glossary.

Fees, costs and funding

New students 2017-18 

Please note the fees listed are per annum.

Peninsula Schools of Medicine & Dentistry (PU PSMD) - UG Medicine (BMBS) and UG Dentistry (BDS) ONLY.

Full-time pre-clinical 

Home/EU International Islands***
£9,250 £18,600 £9,250

Full-time clinical 

Home/EU International Islands***
£9,250 £34,500 £19,000

BMBS, BDS and BSc Dental Therapy and Hygiene international fees are not fixed at the point of entry, annual inflationary rises will apply. All other UG courses under PU PSMD are subject to the standard International fee and fee capping policy.


Continuing students

Please note some fees for continuing students may differ slightly. 

For a full listing please visit our fees for continuing students 2017-18

Further information

Download our fees brochure

Read our Student Fee Policy for the Ordinary Degree route

Additional costs

  • The tuition fees do not cover the costs of purchasing books or stationery, printing, thesis branding, or photocopying costs.
  • If/when you are on placement there may be additional costs incurred for subsistence and travel.
  • Failure to attend the requisite immunisation clinics at the times stated would result in you having to self-fund your immunisation schedule.
  • If you are required to repeat a study year you will be charged a full year’s fee.

How to apply

All applications must be made through the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS). All applications for the BMBS and BMS programmes must reach UCAS between the beginning of September 2015 and 15 October 2015. Applicants should apply to no more than four clinical degree programmes.

The remaining choice on the UCAS form may be used for any alternative course. The UCAS code for the Plymouth University Peninsula Schools of Medicine & Dentistry is P60 PLYM. All applications for the BSc in Dental Therapy and Hygiene and programmes in the School of Biomedical and Healthcare Sciences, must be received by UCAS no later than 15 January 2016.


For more information contact the Admissions Team:

Admissions Team
Plymouth University Peninsula Schools of Medicine & Dentistry
The John Bull Building
Tamar Science Park
Plymouth
PL6 8BU

email: meddent-admissions@plymouth.ac.uk

General Medical Council 


Information for applicants

At the end of the undergraduate course you will receive your BMBS degree, which is a primary medical qualification (PMQ). Holding a PMQ entitles you to provisional registration with the General Medical Council, subject only to its acceptance that there are no Fitness to Practise concerns that need consideration.  Provisional registration is time limited to a maximum of three years and 30 days (1125 days in total). After this time period your provisional registration will normally expire.

Provisionally registered doctors can only practise in approved Foundation Year 1 posts: the law does not allow provisionally registered doctors to undertake any other type of work. To obtain a Foundation Year 1 post you will need to apply during the final year of your undergraduate course through the UK Foundation Programme Office selection scheme, which allocates these posts to graduates on a competitive basis. So far, all suitably qualified UK graduates have found a place on the Foundation Year 1 programme, but this cannot be guaranteed, for instance if there were to be an increased number of competitive applications from non-UK graduates.

Successful completion of the Foundation Year 1 programme is normally achieved within 12 months and is marked by the award of a Certificate of Experience.  You will then be eligible to apply for full registration with the General Medical Council. You need full registration with a licence to practise for unsupervised medical practice in the NHS or private practice in the UK.

Although this information is currently correct, students need to be aware that regulations in this area may change from time to time.

There is some discussion about whether to remove provisional registration for newly qualified doctors. If this happens then UK graduates will receive full registration as soon as they have successfully completed a BMBS degree. It should be noted that it is very likely that UK graduates will still need to apply for a training programme similar to the current Foundation Programme and that places on this programme may not be guaranteed for every UK graduate.

In addition the GMC is currently considering whether to introduce a formal assessment that all doctors would need to pass in order to be granted full registration. Although no firm decision has been taken as to whether or when such an exam will be introduced applicants should be aware that the GMC envisages that future cohorts of medical students will need to pass parts of a new UK Medical Licensing Assessment before the GMC will grant them Registration with a Licence to Practise.

Professor Christopher Tredwin, Head of School

With our state-of-the-art facilities we are committed to producing dental practitioners and dental therapists and hygienists with clinical skills of the highest order and a strong sense of social awareness.

Welcome to Dentistry with Plymouth University Peninsula Schools of Medicine & Dentistry.

Learn about the roles and research interests of our school staff

Student Insight - Kyle Durman

Studying dentistry at Plymouth has been for me inspiring, challenging and fun. I have enjoyed the entirety of my time here and am delighted to recommend it to prospective students.

Kyle found the course engaging and really benefited from the contemporary approach to learning.

Find out more about Kyle's story

Your voice counts

Our programmes in Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Healthcare Sciences all achieved student satisfaction rating in excess of 92 per cent in 2014.

We are proud of our exceptionally high level of student satisfaction as measured in the National Student Survey (NSS).

Supporting your learning

The programme has many features which will enhance your learning experience.

From clinical practice experience to our Clinical Skills Resource and Life Sciences Resource Centres and much more.

Find out more about the programme's features

Discover more about the programme

The school draws on the strengths of its University and NHS partners to deliver the most exciting and innovative undergraduate dental degree programme.

It is carefully structured to ensure you will possess the knowledge, skills, and attitudes required for entry into your first clinical job.

Find out more about the Bachelor of Dental Surgery programme

The interview

Before receiving an offer to study on one of our programmes you will be invited to attend an interview.

This attempts to find out whether you have the personal attributes required to become a doctor or dentist of tomorrow.

Find out more about the interview process

Peninsula Dental Social Enterprise CIC

As such, everything it does is guided by the need to fulfil its ‘community interest statement’ which sets out its mission and reason for existence as a company.

​Peninsula Dental Social Enterprise (PDSE) is a Community Interest Company (CIC).

Find out more about Peninsula Dental Social Enterprise CIC

The Community Engagement Team [CET]

Engaging directly with participants and service users in a unique and meaningful way.

The CET works alongside organisations and projects to support positive lifestyle choices; promoting dental health and well being.

Find out more about the Community Engagement Team

Dental research

There is a growing understanding of the interactions between oral and systemic health and the importance of taking an holistic approach to health research, promotion and service provision.

Oral health is a key domain of general health.

Find out more on our research pages

This course is subject to approval of the General Dental Council.