Being a dentist

Two dentists looking over a male in a dentists chairThe following resources, professional and student profiles, provide a starting point for you to get a further insight into the career of a dentist and studying dentistry at university. Don’t forget to actively engage with the resources you are accessing by keeping a record in your reflective diary

Health Careers Dentist

This NHS Health Careers section gives an insight into the working life of a dentist, roles in the dental team and some real-life stories. 

Explore Careers Dentist

This National Careers section provides information on how to become and what it takes to be a dentist, as well as career path and progression. 

British Dental Association Careers

The BDA provides some excellent information on becoming and being a dentist. 

British Dental Association Blog

Keep up-to-date with developments in dentistry with the BDA blog. 

Dental Schools Council

The Studying Dentistry section on the DSC website provides a wealth of resources to help you prepare to apply to study dentistry. 

Professional profiles

Take a look at our professional profiles to see what it is like being a Dentist.

Professional profiles