BADT Student Statement
The British Association of Dental Therapists understand the concerns of prospective and undergraduate students. We sympathise with you all throughout these difficult times and especially with those who were due to graduate July 2020 but are facing uncertainty with how and when they will sit their final examinations.
Unfortunately; we are unable to comment on individual enquiries regarding university admissions or examinations from undergraduate student members or prospective students. This is because each university can deliver their programme differently as long as they cover the GDC educational requirements for registration as a Dental Therapist upon completion.
We would advise current undergraduate students to contact their personal tutor as first point of contact for advice or head of dental therapy programme.
For prospective students who are due to start in September 2020; we would advise you contact the University School Admissions Team for advice and also keep a look out for emails from UCAS and the University Websites for updates.
Due to limited guidance from the United Kingdom Government, universities are still awaiting guidance on how to re-open for September 2020. Rumours have been going around that programmes may start back at a later date, or e-learning for some students/co-horts, but nothing official has been issued and as mentioned above each university may have a different approach at how they implement students to return or start their programme in Dental Therapy.
The British Association of Dental Therapists would also advise to keep up with your manual dexterity and also knowledge by attending the many webinars available. Also continuing reading articles, journals and books.
We have set up a dedicated student BADT advisor email for those who may need some support; firstname.lastname@example.org
25th May 2020