S5 Dundee Dental Insight

For S5 students


Dundee Dental Insight

After three successful years, Dundee Dental School are opening their doors again to potential undergraduate applicants who are hoping to gain further insight and experience into the world of DENTISTRY


What is Dundee Dental Insight?

This unique 3 day programme gives S5 school pupils the opportunity to shadow current dentistry students within the dental hospital, gain hands on experience in the phantom head room and labs and receive talks about the application process with current students reflecting on their experiences of applying to dental school.  In this current academic year the programme will be running from 1st – 3rd June 2020.



To be eligible the pupil MUST:

Be a S5 secondary school pupil studying in Scotland at the time of the programme

·       Be on track to achieve the minimum entrance requirements to study dentistry at the University of Dundee which can be found at http://www.dundee.ac.uk/study/ug/dentistry/#info-entry-requirements

·       Provide a suitable reference from a teacher stating why this pupil would be a good candidate for this course which should be emailed directly at dentalinsight@dundee.ac.uk

·       Show a keen interest in attending dental insight and motivation to study dentistry. The pupils will be asked the following questions on their application form in order to assess their suitability for the insight programme:

1.                                       Why do you want to study dentistry?

2.                                     What do you wish to gain from the dental insight programme?


How to apply

Applications will be opening on Sunday 23rd February at 6pm and will close on Sunday 1st March at 6pm. Pupils who are not successful but do meet requirements will be placed on a waiting list.


To  apply,  pupils  must  complete  an  application  form  which  can  be found  athttps://docs.google.com/forms/d/1B5m3nZ-ByRPLcLUGzHSc2IMOKUHJqxyzvFOcr27d6pM (please note this link will not work until we open applications on the 23rd February) AND must send a reference from a teacher by the deadline stated above.  References are the responsibility of the school pupil to ask their teacher to send a reference.  The Dundee Dental Insight team will not contact teachers to ask them for a reference, the pupil must arrange this and ensure it arrives by the deadline.  Any references arriving after Sunday 1st March will not be considered, and applications rejected (unless in cases of special circumstances)


Additional information 

·      There is no charge for the programme itself but please note that travel and accommodation will not be provided.

·      Dundee University is currently the only dental school in the UK to offer this programme so it’s not to be missed!

·      Dundee University will email you all a reminder of when applications open.