Why I Chose Dentistry

“Why dentistry?” This is a question I get asked a lot (plus it came up at every single interview). Before I applied, I considered both dentistry and medicine, but eventually decided on the former for a number of reasons. It can be quite difficult to choose, especially due to cultural reasons in HK. Both have similar entry requirements, subject prerequisites, admissions tests (UKCAT/BMAT etc) and to be honest there is a lot of overlap in terms of course content in the first year. If you are someone who has only ever considered studying medicine, this might give you another option to think about.