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Fourth year lectures

To help you with your future career choices, we visit dental schools to give an in-depth careers lecture to fourth year (BDS4) students. The format of lectures (online or face-to-face) is a subject to dental schools’ policy.

​Who are the speakers?

  • Dr Andrea Ogden, undergraduate and career development lead/lead speaker
  • Peter Dyer, BDA president 2017-18 and consultant Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon.

How will the lecture help me?

The lecture will give you an insight into your future career options. It covers:


  • Overview of your dental career options
  • Routes into each career pathway
  • Case studies from experienced practitioners
  • Career choices and the future of dentistry 

Do I need to book?

The lectures will be delivered online. Please contact fourth year administrator or BDA reps at your dental school for more information.


Further help

Our Career ​​Guide is the supporting material for this lecture. It includes useful advice from experienced dentists who give their opinions on a range of careers, a detailed overview on different career paths, plus tips for succeeding in your chosen career. Copies of the new guide are posted out to fourth year (BDS4) student members every autumn.


Career guide is available for the BDA student members only.


If you would like to become a BDA student member (only £2.67 per month) then you can join online or give our membership team a call on 020 7563 4550.


Find out about student membership