Dentistry Summer School

Healthy woman teeth and a dentist mouth mirror with nature green backgroundThe Dentistry Summer School offers an exciting introduction to this fascinating profession. Dentistry is a rapidly evolving field of medicine, and one which can make profound changes to people’s everyday lives. Unlike many medical specialisms, dentistry involves face-to-face interactions with patients, requiring strong communication skills, at the same time as the practical elements of dental surgery. This Summer School will cover: dental consultations, diagnosis of dental problems, restorative procedures, orthodontics, cosmetic dentistry, periodontology and oral and maxillofacial surgery.

Over the course of the School, students will develop the skills required to interact effectively with patients as well as encountering the medical theory behind dental problems and procedures. We will be using detailed case studies to explore the pathologies that dentists deal with on a regular basis. Students will also have the chance to explore sub-specialities in dentistry, including periodontology, which involves the study of the dental supporting tissues and their diseases, and orthodontics, a field of dentistry that has seen rapid growth and advancement over the last few decades.

In addition to the more traditional aspects of the dental profession, we will also be considering the links between dentistry and the wider medical world. For instance, maxillofacial surgery involves invasive surgical treatment of the mouth, jaw and face and it is a highly specialised sub-field – before engaging in this type of surgical treatment, including facial reconstruction, the removal of impacted teeth and mandibular bone grafting, surgeons are required to have undertaken a full four-year qualification in dentistry.

A schedule for the course can be found here.

The Dentistry Summer School offers students a challenging and fascinating taster of the world of dentistry and the study of dentistry at university. The course will be taught by post-graduate dental students from top universities as well as qualified dentists with hands-on experience of dentistry.

The Dentistry Summer School offers an exciting introduction to this fascinating profession. Dentistry is a rapidly evolving field of medicine, and one which can make profound changes to people’s everyday lives. Unlike many medical specialisms, dentistry involves face-to-face interactions with patients, requiring strong communication skills, at the same time as the practical elements of dental surgery. This Summer School will cover: dental consultations, diagnosis of dental problems, restorative procedures, orthodontics, cosmetic dentistry, periodontology and oral and maxillofacial surgery.

Over the course of the School, students will develop the skills required to interact effectively with patients as well as encountering the medical theory behind dental problems and procedures. We will be using detailed case studies to explore the pathologies that dentists deal with on a regular basis. Students will also have the chance to explore sub-specialities in dentistry, including periodontology, which involves the study of the dental supporting tissues and their diseases, and orthodontics, a field of dentistry that has seen rapid growth and advancement over the last few decades.

In addition to the more traditional aspects of the dental profession, we will also be considering the links between dentistry and the wider medical world. For instance, maxillofacial surgery involves invasive surgical treatment of the mouth, jaw and face and it is a highly specialised sub-field – before engaging in this type of surgical treatment, including facial reconstruction, the removal of impacted teeth and mandibular bone grafting, surgeons are required to have undertaken a full four-year qualification in dentistry.

A schedule for the course can be found here.

The Dentistry Summer School offers students a challenging and fascinating taster of the world of dentistry and the study of dentistry at university. The course will be taught by post-graduate dental students from top universities as well as qualified dentists with hands-on experience of dentistry.

‘Attending the Dental Summer School was an enlightening experience and would recommend it to anyone interested in studying Dentistry. I felt significantly more knowledgeable about the subject as we were not only taught the scientific aspects of the course by experienced Dentists, but also how to handle patients, and the practical sessions were certainly enjoyable too.’

‘I found the Dentistry Summer School really useful in helping me to get a better overview of the subject. It helped to improve my understanding of what being a dental professional is like; and the basics of dentistry and what is involved in many different specialities was also covered in detail. I feel it will definitely help with my university application process, and also increased my enthusiasm for the subject.’

‘For the students attending this event, you do not need to know what you want to become when you are older to attend this course. You do not need to know anything about teeth either. I was absolutely clueless about what causes tooth decay apart from sugar and by the end of the two days, I had learnt so much. It is very enjoyable too. You get to meet new people and make new friends. It also helps you with your confidence.’

‘I found the Dentistry Summer School really useful in helping me to get a better overview of the subject. It helped to improve my understanding of what being a dental professional is like; and the basics of dentistry and what is involved in many different specialities were also covered in detail. I feel it will definitely help with my university application process, and also increased my enthusiasm for the subject.’

Practical Details

While the coronavirus pandemic is ongoing, courses will be held online, rather than in-person.

At this stage, it is unclear what the situation will be for summer 2021 in terms of in-person events – we will continue to review the situation as it develops, but in-person courses will not be scheduled until we can be confident that they can go ahead safely, and with a very low probability of disruption.

In any case, it is very likely that online courses will be offered next summer in addition to in-person events, for those who would prefer not to travel to London. Booking for online summer events will open in late Autumn 2020.

The Dentistry Summer School is open to students aged 15 – 18.

The usual venue for this course is Student Central, University of London, Bloomsbury Campus, Central London – you can see more venue and travel details herePlease note that accommodation is not included, and must be arranged independently if required.

The in-person course is two days in length, and teaching hours on each day run from 10.30am till 4.30pm, with a lunch break.

If you are interested in this course, either in person or online you can click on the ‘Express Your Interest’ button below and let us know that you would like to hear about any news or updates related to this event.

If you have any questions, simply call us on 0800 810 1058 or email us at info@debatechamber.com.