If you didn’t receive your Dentistry offers, you may be considering UCAS Clearing – so here’s a guide to Dentistry Clearing to help you prepare for results day.

What Is Dentistry Clearing?

Through UCAS Clearing, you can apply for university course places which haven’t been filled. You might want to consider Clearing if you didn’t receive offers, declined the offers you did receive, or didn’t get the grades to meet your offers.

2023 Clearing opens on July 5th.

Can I Find A Dentistry Place Through Clearing?

Due to the competitive nature of Dentistry, it can’t be guaranteed that places will be available through UCAS Clearing. If any places are available, they will be limited and could be at any Dental School.

If you can’t get into Dentistry this year, you may want to consider taking a gap year and reapplying for Dentistry next year. Or you might want to think about applying for a different course (such as an Allied Health course) through Clearing.


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How Do I Apply To Dentistry Through Clearing?

To apply for university through Clearing, follow these steps:

  1. Use the UCAS search function to search for course vacancies. These could be snapped up fast – so the quicker you contact the universities, the better!
  2. Get in touch with the universities you’re interested in and ask them if they will accept you.
  3. If the university will accept you, upload the details of the course under ‘Your choices’ and then ‘Add a Clearing choice’ in Track.

You can also find out more about how Clearing works on the UCAS website.

What Should I Do To Prepare For Results Day?

  1. Make sure you have your Clearing number and UCAS Personal ID number (these can be found on your UCAS Track under ‘Your Choices’), your predicted grades, your Dentistry Personal Statement and your GCSE results.
  2. Get a pen and paper to jot things down while you’re on the phone.
  3. If you have an idea of the universities you might like to contact, make sure you research them before you call them – you might be asked why you want to attend that university or do that particular course on the phone, so make sure you have an answer.
  4. Remember to charge your phone before results day – you’ll need it to call the universities!

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