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Dental Mentor is Part of Mentorverse ltd

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At Dental Mentor, our mission is to empower and support aspiring dental students across the UK to achieve their full potential and pursue their dreams of becoming dentists. We are a wellbeing and mentoring organisation that is dedicated to providing comprehensive support and guidance to students as they navigate the challenging and competitive process of gaining admission to dental school.

Through our programmes, resources, and events, we aim to create a supportive and inclusive community where students can learn, grow, and develop the skills and knowledge needed to succeed in their academic and professional pursuits. We believe that every student deserves access to high-quality education, mentorship, and support, regardless of their background or circumstances.

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At Dental Mentor, we are committed to promoting the wellbeing and mental health of our students, recognising that these factors are critical to their academic success and overall life satisfaction. We strive to foster a culture of compassion, resilience, and self-care, where students can thrive and reach their full potential.

Our ultimate goal is to help students gain admission to dental school and become the next generation of compassionate and skilled dentists who are committed to making a positive impact on the world. We believe that by investing in the future of dental education, we can help to create a brighter and healthier future for all.

We take mentoring very seriously and when it is delivered effectively, the results are extraordinary. Dental Mentor has established fantastic programmes that provide a variety of mentoring platforms from face-to-face, online and long-distance. This ensures that students are connected to realistic and motivational mentors in the way that they feel most comfortable.

Confidence is essential for creating a great impression at dental school interviews. It is essential throughout dental school and when applying for your academic and foundation job interviews too. The Dental Leadership Programme offers unique opportunities to build on confidence throughout the year by giving you access to confident mentors to network with.

Continuous skills development is a compulsory requirement for all dentists and dental students as outlined by the General Dental Council. We encourage this by co-ordinating over 20 conferences throughout the year and study guides to assist students in staying up-to-date with their dental wider-reading for dental school.  We do not expect students to attend all 20 conferences, but we aim to provide as much flexibility of dates as possible and with most of these being virtual, make them as accessible as possible too.

We encourage all of our applying and current students to make informed career decisions. Each programme has had excellent results, for example our Summer School for applicants and Scholarship Programme for dental students have the highest success rates compared with similar initiatives run by other organisations.

The quality of our teaching resources are unparalleled because they have been created by a range of experienced dentists and successful applicants.

It is essential that during this challenging journey of becoming a dentist, you also prioritise your own wellbeing. We have a designated Wellbeing Officer and a process that we have established to ensure that we are able to help struggling students through their applications and degrees.

We also make all of our teaching programmes as fun as possible, because we know that if you are enjoying yourself you are more likely to be successful in your work. Don’t be surprised if you make life-long friends along the way!

Applying to dental school is a family effort! Dental Mentor is here for both parents and students! Students who work with their parents on this journey as a team have a much greater chance of getting into dental school. This support does not vanish once you arrive at dental school either! Parents provide an invaluable support network throughout your dental career.

Therefore, if the whole family is informed, you are going to make better decisions together, which is why Dental Mentor has created a range of resources for parents to access too.

Secondary schools and dental schools play a very important role in teaching and training you to become excellent dentists in the future. However, as assessors, they are also intimidating by nature. Dental Mentor supports Teachers, Careers and Guidance Advisors in a variety of ways: 

  1. Providing training and resources: Dental Mentor offers training and resources to teachers and academic institutions on how to support their students who are interested in pursuing a career in dentistry. This includes guidance on the dental school application process, interviews, and admissions exams, as well as information on relevant academic and extracurricular activities that can help students stand out.
  2. Partnership opportunities: Dental Mentor works with academic institutions and teachers to develop partnerships that promote access to dental education and provide opportunities for students to engage with the dental community. This includes organising events, workshops, and mentorship programmes that bring students and dental professionals together.
  3. Professional development: Dental Mentor offers professional development opportunities for teachers to enhance their knowledge and skills in supporting students interested in pursuing dentistry. This includes access to resources and training on best practices in mentorship, career guidance, and supporting the wellbeing of students.
  4. Recognition and support: Dental Mentor recognises and celebrates the contributions of teachers in supporting students interested in pursuing dentistry. We offer awards and recognition programmes that highlight the achievements of outstanding teachers and provide support to help them continue to inspire and motivate their students.
  5. Teacher Wellbeing: Dental Mentor understands the immense pressure placed on teachers to help students get into their desired careers.  This can be extremely challenging when the careers that are chosen are also highly competitive, like Dentistry.  Alongside our application resources to help take some of the pressure off your shoulders, we have also designed some valuable wellbeing initiatives.  Teachers are are incredible mentors and you also deserve access to valuable mentoring and up-skilling opportunities.

Dental Mentor recognises the important role that academic institutions and teachers play in shaping the future of dentistry. By supporting and collaborating with these individuals and organisations, we can help to create a brighter and more inclusive future for dental education.

As a social enterprise, Dental Mentor reinvest proceeds raised from our programmes back into support our students applying for dentistry.  We do this primarily in 3 ways:

  1. We run the UK’s largest medical and dental student scholarship programme.  These are academic awards worth up to £10,000 across an individual’s 5 year dental degree.  In addition to the financial help provided, our dental students receive additional wellbeing and mentoring support throughout dental school, so that they can make the most of the experience and ensure that they are well prepared for working as a future dental leader. These are merit-based awards made available to applying students at the end of their school years (during the summer when they receive their final results).  Students are selected on how pro-active they have been as Dental Mentor students.
  2. We run the largest widening access programmes for aspiring dental students in the country.  We teach 50,000 students between 10-13/S3-S6/NI 11-14 year groups.  Our criteria to include students in most of our programmes is to expand our reach to everyone. Therefore we do not differentiate between student backgrounds, schools that they attend, or whether they are UK residents.  We aim to be as inclusive as possible.
  3. We invest heavily in our widening access students to enrol onto Dental Mentor programmes for extra mentoring that involves an extra cost.  Where there are costs associated with additional mentoring, we ensure that a number of places are reserved for students from low-income backgrounds. This diversifies our future dental cohort to promote a workforce that is reflective of our diverse patient population.

Our Work At Dental Mentor is Important for the NHS

The NHS is facing a shortage of dentists, particularly in certain specialties and regions. By supporting and mentoring aspiring dental students, Dental Mentor is helping to increase the number of students who are well informed about the career and successfully admitted to dental school.

The NHS recognises the importance of diversity and inclusivity in the dental workforce in order to provide effective and equitable care for all patients. Dental Mentor is committed to promoting diversity and inclusivity in dental education and the dental profession, by providing mentorship, guidance, and support to students from all backgrounds.

As a wellbeing and mentoring organisation, Dental Mentor recognises the importance of supporting the mental health and wellbeing of dental students. By addressing the wellbeing needs of students and promoting a culture of self-care and resilience, Dental Mentor is helping to create a future generation of dentists who are better equipped to provide high-quality care to patients. 

Dental Mentor encourages and supports innovation in dental education and research, which can lead to improved patient outcomes and more effective and efficient healthcare practices.  By fostering a culture of curiosity and creativity among aspiring and current dental students, Dental Mentor is helping to drive progress and innovation in the dental field.

Meet our Dental Students: Real Success Stories

We teach 50,000 students every year and our authenticity policy mandates us to abide by the GDC’s professional code of conduct: honesty, integrity, respect and politeness.  All photos and stories are of real people. We will never engage with false or paid for reviews on third-party review platforms.  To learn more about our authenticity policy click here.

Here to Support Parents

As a parent, it is natural to have concerns and worries when your child is applying to dental school. However, at Dental Mentor, we are here to support and reassure you throughout the process. Our team of experienced mentors and educators provides comprehensive support and guidance to students as they navigate the complex and competitive dental school application process.

Our focus on promoting wellbeing and mental health means that we support students not just academically, but also in maintaining a healthy and balanced lifestyle. We are committed to providing a safe and inclusive community for students from all backgrounds. At Dental Mentor, we understand the importance of parental support and involvement in their child’s educational journey, and we are here to provide reassurance and support for parents as well.

Dental Mentor Student Wellbeing

At Dental Mentor, we take student wellbeing very seriously and it is at the heart of everything we do. We understand that the journey to becoming a dentist can be challenging and stressful, and we believe that supporting the wellbeing and mental health of our students is crucial for their academic success and overall life satisfaction. Our programmes and resources are designed to promote a healthy and balanced lifestyle, including guidance on managing stress, developing healthy habits, and maintaining a positive mindset. We also provide a safe and inclusive community where students can connect with peers, mentors, and professionals who share their interests and passions.

Our dentists are trained to support students’ mental health and wellbeing, providing a listening ear and guidance when needed. We believe that prioritising student wellbeing not only benefits the individual, but also contributes to a more compassionate and resilient dental profession. At Dental Mentor, we are committed to creating a culture of wellbeing and supporting the mental health of our students throughout their educational journey.

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Dental Mentor is an all-in-one solution to your medical school application. We bring only the best resources for tackling every single component of your dental school application to one place. We are here to help you work efficiently, by balancing the UCAS application process alongside your school work and extracurricular activities. One of the best ways to save you time is to direct you to the best advice and resources so that you do not have to waste time searching for them yourselves.

We know what you are going through, as dental professionals and students who were in your position! By combining application knowledge, extracurricular opportunities, platforms to up-skill and boost confidence, it is not a surprise that Dental Mentor students are successful. Will it be difficult? Yes, applying to dental school is not easy. But through Dental Mentor it will be less stressful, and even fun. Let’s get started!

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