Interviewing in: Dentistry

Background on subject

A Dentistry undergraduate course is the first step to qualifying to practice as a dentist. The course usually involves studying anatomy, physiology and biochemistry alongside placements to learn practical skills.

The subject requirements for students are usually A-level Chemistry and Biology. For some universities, students will have to sit the UKCAT.

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Can I interview in this subject?

You do not have to have studied Dentistry at university to give a robust and rigorous practice interview in this subject.

Volunteers from the following subjects, or similar, will also be able to deliver Dentistry interviews:  

Interview types

There are two different types of practice interviews in Dentistry, which you may be asked to deliver. 

  1. Interview on 'application material' - asking the students' questions about their personal statement, or an essay they will submit as part of their application

  2. Interview on 'unseen material' - asking the students' questions on an article, study, or research paper they have not seen before, testing how they handle new material

SAMPLE Resources

Below you can access a folder of resources for conducting Dentistry interviews:

  1. Interview on application material - you can see a sample personal statement, highlighted with examples of questions which could be asked

  2. Interview on unseen material - you can see examples of articles which have previously been given to students, along with questions

These resources are intended for inspiration - to give you an idea of the level, length and themes of the material we use in our practice interviews. However, should you wish to use this material in the practice interviews you deliver, just let us know so we can make sure returning students haven't seen it before!


I graduated in Medicine from Oxford, and have gone on to become an NHS medical registrar working in Geriatric and Stroke Medicine in Oxfordshire.

I've volunteered with OxFizz as a mock interviewer for the past 3 years.

I started volunteering after finishing university to raise money for a charity I'm passionate about. Now, I'm also passionate about finding the next generation of doctors and Oxford students from non traditional university backgrounds.