You'll need to complete a 5-year degree in dentistry followed by 1 to 2 years of postgraduate dental training.
When you apply for a dentistry course, you may need to take the UK Clinical Aptitude Test (UKCAT). This tests the skills you'll need on the course like critical thinking, problem solving, data analysis, communication and scientific knowledge.
You may be able to apply for a 4-year dental degree course if you've already got at least a 2:1 degree in biology, chemistry or a biomedical subject.
There's a lot of competition for places at dental schools.
You'll usually need:
- 3 A levels, usually at grades AAA to ABB, including chemistry and biology