You study general histology, anatomy and physiology, human disease, oral biology and immunology, among other subjects.
During semester 1, you begin to develop your clinical skills in the laboratory and you begin treating patients in semester 2.
Some of the subjects you study include general pathology, pharmacology, periodontal disease, preventive dentistry, behavioural sciences and biomaterial sciences.
You develop your skills in many aspects of clinical treatment, and continue to expand these in the clinical laboratory.
You build on previous courses and, in addition, study oral medicine and pathology, oral surgery and special-care dentistry.
You also undertake a literature review on a subject of your choice. To enter fourth year, you must successfully complete the first three years of the programme.
You develop your clinical skills and undertake a supervised research project.
You have the opportunity to work in other departments and observe clinical procedures in, for example, oral surgery, oral orthopaedics, maxillofacial surgery and implantology.
You are examined theoretically in each of the three main areas of your clinical activity: periodontal therapy, restorative care and paediatric dentistry. These, in addition to your research project, are undertaken for your final examination.
2021 entry requirements
4 Highers at BBBB (first sitting) or 4/5 Highers at ABBB/BBBBB (two sittings) including Biology plus English at National 5.
Widening access entry:
4 Highers at BBBB by end S6 (BBB must be achieved in one sitting S4-S6) including Biology pus English at National 5.
You will require a satisfactory criminal record check from Disclosure Scotland to show that you are suitable for this type of course. Contact Disclosure Scotland for details on the type you would need.
You will not be admitted without undergoing blood-borne virus testing and a complete course of immunisation against Hepatitis B, MMR and BCG.
College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine
Edinburgh Medical School