Thinking of becoming a dentist? Get the lowdown on what the job involves, what qualifications you need and how long it takes to train...
Some of the tasks a dentist might carry out in a day are, taking x-rays, giving anaesthetics, drilling decayed teeth and fitting crowns or dentures.
Applicants with non-science A-levels can apply for medical degrees with the additional pre-dental year. These courses are six years in length.
Always check entry requirements with the institution of your choice as entry levels may vary.
These first two stages all a dentist to take up a post. From then on they are expected to continue professional education and development right up to retirement.