Brace Yourself... A Career in Dentistry

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These slides are from a presentation given by Dr Andrew Logeswaran during the 2016 season of Careers After Biological Sciences talks at the University of Leicester, UK. Having initially completed a degree in Medical Biochemistry, Andrew went on to study dentistry at the University of Central Lancashire (via an MSc).

WARNING: These slides contain images of surgery which may distress some viewers.

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Brace Yourself... A Career in Dentistry

  1. 1. A CAREER IN DENTISTRY BRACE YOURSELF… Dr. Andrew Logeswaran BSc (Hons) MSc BDS Dental Surgeon
  2. 2. Medical Biochemistry
  3. 3. Associate Dentist
  4. 4. Finish BSc Start dental school Finish dental school 4/5 years
  5. 5. Finish BSc Start dental school Finish dental school 4/5 years MSc 1 year
  6. 6. Finish BSc Start dental school Finish dental school 4/5 years MSc 1 year 18 months NHS
  7. 7. Finish BSc Start dental school Finish dental school 4/5 years MSc 1 year 18 months NHS
  8. 8. WHY dentistry?
  9. 9. WHAT do dentists do?
  10. 10. Check-ups Fillings Extractions Root canal treatment Crowns Dentures
  11. 11. Patients in PAIN
  12. 12. (Courtesy of IAS Academy) Cosmetic Orthodontics
  13. 13. Botox & Fillers
  14. 14. (Courtesy of Dr. Ash Parmar, The Academy by Ash)
  15. 15. What will I get from dental school?
  16. 16. Dentist Nurse Receptionist Hygienist Therapist Practice Manager Technician Hospital consultants Specialists
  17. 17. The Dentist is the… …Team leader
  18. 18. WHERE can I apply?
  19. 19. England Barts and The London Birmingham Bristol Central Lancashire King’s College London Leeds Liverpool Manchester Newcastle Peninsula Sheffield Scotland Aberdeen Dundee Glasgow Wales Cardiff Northern Ireland Queen’s
  20. 20. EETH?
  21. 21. NEW styles of learning
  22. 22. Actor Student ENHANCE your communication skills
  23. 23. IMPROVE your hand skills
  24. 24. IMPROVE your hand skills
  25. 25. Funding a dental degree (as a graduate)
  26. 26. Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4 £9,000 £3,465 Year 5 Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4 £9,000 £3,465 Self-funded by student Tuition fee loan Funded by the NHS
  27. 27. Careers AFTER dental school?
  28. 28. Finish dental school Dental Foundation Training – year 1 (general practice) Associate dentist (NHS/Private/Mixed) Principal dentist (NHS/Private/Mixed) £30,433.32 (fixed salary) £60,000 - £100,000+ (self-employed) £100,000+ (self-employed)
  29. 29. Finish dental school Associate dentist (Private only) Principal dentist (Private only)
  30. 30. Finish dental school Dental Foundation Training – year 1 (general practice) Salaried dentist (NHS) £30,000 - £80,000 (fixed salary)
  31. 31. Finish dental school Dental Foundation Training – year 1 (general practice) Associate dentist (NHS/Private/Mixed) Dental Foundation Training – year 2 (hospital) Specialist training pathway
  32. 32. (Courtesy of Abed Orthodontics)
  33. 33. Finish dental school Dental Foundation Training – year 1 (general practice) Medical school (MBBS) FY1 FY2 MaxFac training pathway
  34. 34. TIPS for applying
  35. 35. www.dentistry.co.uk
  36. 36. www.thedentalstudent.co.uk
  37. 37. www.teethgeek.com
  38. 38. Prepare Prepare Prepare
  39. 39. SHADOW a dentist
  40. 40. The BEST part of being a dentist
  41. 41. Thank you & good luck! andrew.logeswaran@gmail.com

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