Our Mission

Making decisions about university and your future career can be really difficult. Our aim is to make things easier, by giving young people interested in dentistry a real insight into what studying the subject is like and what a career as a dentist involves.

Furthermore, a crucial part of any application to study dentistry is gaining insight into the career through work experience, but it’s very difficult to get any hands-on exposure. We want to give students a comprehensive, hands-on experience to help them stand out from the crowd and strengthen their dental school applications!

Understand the importance of dental history-taking and how to perform an oral examination

Learn the basics of dental anatomy, and apply this to interpreting dental radiographs

Learn how to suture and how to carve teeth – important practical skills dentists use every day!

Why Should I Attend?

Gain an authentic, in-depth experience of a career in dentistry and make an informed decision about whether it’s for you

Strengthen your application to dental school and stand out from the crowd

Expert advice from our tutors about applying to study dentistry – ask any questions you might have!

Our Courses

The TasteDentistry course runs in South Kensington, London. The course runs over a single day, from 09:30-18:00. An outline of what is covered on the day of the course is given below:

History Taking – Learn how to take a thorough, structured dental history and practice this skill based on real-life scenarios

Dental Examination – Learn how to perform a dental examination using a step-by-step approach, and understand the relevant anatomy

Dental Radiography – Learn the importance of x-rays in diagnosing dental problems, and some of the basics of interpreting them

Suturing – Understand the applications of suturing in dentistry, and learn how to perform some of the common suture types using real surgical equipment

Tooth Carving – Try your hand at carving teeth out of wax – a skill taught to all first-year dental students – and understand its applications to day-to-day practice

Dental School A-Z – An overview of the dentistry application process, with advice on strengthening your application, choosing the right university, writing personal statements, the UKCAT, interviews and more

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Frequently Asked Questions

Who are the courses taught by?

All our tutors are either qualified dentists or senior dental students – all of them are fully CRB checked and have a wealth of experience in teaching students of all ages. They really are a friendly bunch and will be more than happy to answer any questions you might have!

What is the age range for the course?

TasteDentistry is designed for secondary school pupils of all ages, generally aged 13-18 years, as as this is when most students start thinking about university, but the course is also open to keen students who are younger than this – we’ve had students as young as 11 years and really enjoy the day!

Where are your courses held?

Currently all our courses run at the Imperial College campus in South Kensington, London.

What are the course timings?

The course runs from 09:30-18:00.

Do you help with university applications?

One of the main benefits of the course is that it gives students many new experiences, hands-on skills and a real taste of what studying dentistry is like, giving them plenty to write about in their personal statements and to talk about during interviews. There’s also set time on each day of the course to focus on the topic of applications – our tutors are very experienced in advising students on applying to dentistry, and will be happy to answer any and every question. You can also always get in touch with us via email with any questions you forget to ask!

Do you provide course certificates?

Yes, we provide a certificate of attendance to each student that attends the course.

What forms of payment do you accept?

Our payments are taken via PayPal (PayPal is the largest online payment processor and gives you the highest online security). You don’t need a PayPal account – you can simply pay online with any major credit or debit card.

What if I can’t attend a course that I’ve booked?

We are happy to issue a full refund for any course booking if you give us at least 14 days prior to the course to cancel your place. If the cancellation is later than this, unfortunately we will not be able issue a refund, but we can arrange to transfer your booking to a course on a different date. Alternatively, if you know someone else who would like to attend the course in your place, we can transfer your place to them.