• Question: What entry requirements do I need to become a dentist, and what subjects do I need to study?

    Asked by salmancr7 to Anna, Chris, Jane, Iain, Nick on 10 Mar 2014.
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      Anna Middleton answered on 10 Mar 2014:

      Hi @salmancr7
      Since I’m not a dentist and don’t know any dentists I don’t have an immediate answer to this. But the way I’d try to find out would be to do a google search of entry requirements for denistry and see what came up. I’d probably then pick a few universities that I fancied and check out their courses and requirements. The other people to speak to would be your career’s teachers at school (there are usually a few people who specialise in helping with career questions). Good luck!

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      Iain Moal answered on 11 Mar 2014:

      I’m not entirely sure, but I have a friend who is a dentists and I think I remember her telling me that she needed chemistry and biology A-levels, as well as another A-level, in order to do her degree in dentistry. I’m not sure what grades you need, because that would depend of the university, but I imagnine that they would need to be pretty good.