I was working in finance and decided to make a sea change. What attracted me to dentistry was the rewards of the profession and the ability to add value and improve someones quality of life.
In second year we have a nice mix of both clinical and on campus study. A typical day usually involves an early morning lecture followed by either clinical rosters at the Sydney Dental Hospital or Westmead Hospital, or med practicals and seminars on the Camperdown campus.
The workload for sure! Also how quickly we are introduced to clinical work. We start interacting with patients in second year.
The reputation of the University precedes itself. Our facilities, resources and teaching staff are world class. I feel hat the university offers so many opportunities and prepares you for success not only domestically but globally as well.
Do some work experience in the field before starting dentistry because it will help you transition into the course well.