Skip to 0 minutes and 9 secondsDiscover Dentistry from The University of Sheffield is a unique and exciting opportunity to learn about something we all have experience of, but often know little about - our mouth and our teeth. Modern dentistry is a fascinating mix of the scientific and the artistic, but as we'll learn, things started with something as simple as a stick for a toothbrush.
Skip to 0 minutes and 32 secondsI'm Chris Stokes, and on this course, we'll explore dentistry from the past and look into the future. You'll see dentistry in practise, talk to world-leading experts and work together to build a worldwide perspective on oral healthcare.
Skip to 0 minutes and 48 secondsWe'll even do some experiments in our kitchens.
Skip to 0 minutes and 52 secondsHave you ever wondered what the numbers mean that a dentist calls out during your dental check up? We'll slow down the process and examine it step-by-step. We'll also uncover what dentures have got to do with the Battle of Waterloo, how you can brush like a pro, and what makes it more likely that you're going to have bad teeth.
Skip to 1 minute and 12 secondsWe'll explore and dispel some common myths and urban legends, and we'll discuss the perception of dentists in our society. Is it just me, or do dentists in the movies always seem to be the baddies?
Skip to 1 minute and 26 secondsBy the end of this course, you'll understand the impact dentistry has on health and be able to relate it to your own real life experiences. You will know the reasons for the different dental specialties, and have a real sense of the ethical issues surrounding dental treatment. You'll also be able to discuss and debate these issues with your fellow learners and experts throughout the course.
Skip to 1 minute and 51 secondsIf you are considering studying dentistry, this course will be a great head start and an introduction to the basics. Or if you just want to learn more about this often entertaining and frequently mysterious subject, join us, and discover dentistry.