Raashi Mehta, Dentistry student at the University.

"After graduating from King’s College London with a BSc in Biomedical Science, I heard lots of great feedback from students regarding the high standards of dental facilities and the early exposure to patients, which is why the graduate entry course here at Plymouth really appealed to me.

The best part of the course is the amount of patient contact – right from the first year when I saw my first patient six months into the course. This makes Peninsula Dental School a very unique learning environment, where, from the start, we are taught the importance of patient-centred care and given responsibility of treating our own patients in a primary care environment – giving us a great head start when we get our first jobs!

If I had the chance to study here in Plymouth again, I definitely would! In terms of advice for prospective students: if you’re a practical person then this is the course for you. 

You’ll be amazed by the skills and knowledge you’ll gain from the brilliant and enthusiastic clinicians here. 

Clinics are based at four main facilities: one in Exeter and Truro and two in Plymouth. We have exposure to patients at each site throughout the four years and I was based in Truro as part of a six-month placement – one of the most enjoyable periods of the course! It was wonderful to explore the South West and I even managed to squeeze in a bit of surfing while down there."