Dentistry is a highly rewarding career, offering independence and flexibility, in terms of working hours and type of practice. Dental graduates can work in private practice or work in hospital clinics. Studying dentistry can give you a variety of career choices such as becoming a Dentist, Dental technician, Dental therapist, Dental nurse, or Dental hygienist.

There are 13 dental schools in the UK. In London you can study Dentistry programs at King’s College London and Queen Mary, University of London.

The University of Manchester's School of Dentistry has been ranked as the premier Dental School in the country for high-quality research. Results from the Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) 2008 placed the School 1st in the UK in terms of the quality of its academic research.

Queen Mary is ranked 12th, it has excellent ratings for both teaching (24 out of 24) and research (5 out of 5).

2009 Ranking of Top UK universities for Dentistry:

Rank, University, Average Teaching Score

1 Dundee 100

2 Leeds 84.9

3 Queen's, Belfast 82.9

4 Sheffield 79.9

5 Cardiff 72.5

6 Glasgow 71.7

7 King's College London 70.1

8 Manchester 64.6

9 Newcastle 63.4

10 Birmingham 57.3

11 Liverpool 50.1

12 Queen Mary 38.6

13 Bristol 32.9

Source: Guardian University Guide 2009

* Suggested Reading: Top 10 Dental Schools

World University Ranking Tables

America - US News & World Report, The Princeton Review, BusinessWeek
Canada - Maclean's, Gourman Report Ranking of Canadian Universities
UK - Sunday Times, Guardian, Times Good University Guide, Daily Telegraph
World - Shanghai Jiao Tong ARWU Rankings, Webometrics, Newsweek
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