Dentistry BDS

School of Dentistry

Develop knowledge and skills across the full range of dental disciplines and gain experience treating patients in our own dental hospital

Start date
September 2024
5 years
Dundee City Campus

Dentists care for people’s oral health by preventing disease, promoting healthy lifestyles, and when necessary treating diseases of the soft tissues of the mouth as well as the teeth and gums.

As a future dentist, you need a caring attitude, good scientific knowledge and understanding, technical skills, and the ability to communicate well.

Our curriculum will encourage you to learn in an interactive and creative way in a supportive environment.

From the very beginning you learn the fundamentals of the sciences that underpin dentistry and how they apply to clinical situations. You'll be able to put your new skills into practice in a clinical environment.

By the end of the first semester you will be ready to meet your first patients, communicate professionally with them, understand their health issues, and prepare for starting simple clinical dental procedures in semester two.

There are many innovative features of studying in Dundee, for example, you can work with Thiel cadavers. The Thiel method of embalming preserves cadavers with life-like flexibility and tissue quality.

You will be able to take part in research projects through summer internships and participate in the Dental Wiki project.

In the annual Discovery Week you can explore a topic of your own choice. You may choose to build on this through an elective study that can include travelling to see dentistry in a different culture.

Student Blog

"Dundee dental school is unique in its own ways. Firstly, we have our designated school. Secondly, the dental school is actually a dental hospital where patients are seen by undergraduates, post-graduates and other dental professionals."
Read about Aryan's experience of studying Dentistry
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“The curriculum is amazing, with lots of clinical experience. We are a close-knit community - my classmates are all so welcoming and truly make me feel that Dundee is a home away from home. ”

Laura Tan, Dentistry student


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