Dentists are responsible for the diagnosis, care and treatment of teeth and oral infections.
Need high academic standards. A wide range of GCSEs plus three GCE A levels or equivalent, which should be in chemistry, plus two from maths, physics, biology and zoology (usually grades A and B).
Five-year course in a university dental school followed by vocational training.
General Dental Council, 37 Wimpole Street, London W1M 8DQ. Also see university admissions pamphlets.