List of dental schools in the United Kingdom

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This list of dental schools in the United Kingdom includes all sixteen Dental Schools or Schools of Medicine and Dentistry in the United Kingdom which are recognised by the General Dental Council and lead to a dental degree of a British university. There are eleven such schools in England, three in Scotland, one in Wales and one in Northern Ireland. The list is ordered by country and name, and includes the founding date of the Dental Schoo,l or its parent/associated Medical School. The Dental Schools Council represents the interests of all UK Dental Schools.

England[edit]

Name University Established Comments Ref.
Barts and The London, School of Medicine and Dentistry Queen Mary, University of London
(University of London)
1995 Formed by the merger of the Medical College of St Bartholomew's Hospital and the London Hospital Medical College. [1]
School of Dentistry Birmingham 1828 Merged with Mason Science College in 1900. [2][3]
Bristol Dental School Bristol 1833 [3][4]
School of Dentistry, University of Central Lancashire University of Central Lancashire 1842 Teaching of dentistry began in 2007. Curriculum as University of Liverpool leading to a University of Lancashire Degree. Also teaches Postgraduate Dentistry courses leading to diplomas, Masters and PhD in Dentistry.
Guy's, King's & St Thomas's Dental Institute King's College London 1829 Result of a merger with King's College London and United Medical and Dental Schools of Guy's and St Thomas' Hospitals in 1998. Known as GKT School of Medicine until 2005. [5]
Leeds School of Dentistry Leeds 1831 All undergraduate students qualify with an "MChd/BChd Dental Surgery, Bsc Oral Science" at the end of the five year programme. It is the only UK dental school to offer this integrated undergraduate masters degree. The school is also unique in beginning clinical experience with patients in the first year of the dental course. [6]
Liverpool Dental School Liverpool 1834 [3]
Manchester Dental School Manchester 1874 Formed from the School of Anatomy at Manchester Royal Infirmary, which opened in 1814. [7]
Newcastle University Dental School Newcastle 1834 [3]
Peninsula College of Medicine and Dentistry Exeter
Plymouth
2000 Run jointly by the University of Exeter and Plymouth University. [8]
Sheffield School of Clinical Dentistry Sheffield 1828 Affiliated with the Royal Hallamshire Hospital. [3]
UCL Eastman Dental Institute University College London 1948 Merged with University College London in 1999. Shares site and facilities with Eastman Dental Hospital. [9]

University of Portsmouth - School of Professionals Complementary to Dentistry. Opened in 2005. The School of Professionals Complementary to Dentistry is the first of its kind in the country and was developed by the University of Portsmouth in partnership with NHS Education South Central. The School offers three programmes of study:

   * Foundation Award in Science and Dental Therapy
   * BSc (Hons) Dental Hygiene and Dental Therapy
   * CertHE Dental Nursing

All three of these courses have been developed to address skills shortages in the professions complementary to dentistry. Students do not have to pay tuition fees for these programmes as they are fully funded by the NHS. Students on full-time courses are also eligible for an NHS bursary.

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Scotland[edit]

Name University Established Comments Ref.
University of Aberdeen School of Dentistry Aberdeen 1495 Scotland's newest dental school joining the earliest place of medical teaching in Scotland. [10]
University of Dundee Dental School Dundee 1967 From 1899-1967 dentistry taught in Dundee which was at that time part of the University of St Andrews [11]
Edinburgh Dental Institute Edinburgh 1583 BSc(Hons) in hygiene and therapy alongside a wide range of short, distance learning and extended postgraduate training courses across the dental specialties. [12]
Glasgow Dental School Glasgow 1451 Dentistry first taught in 1637. [13]

Wales[edit]

Name University Established Comments Ref.
Cardiff University Dental School Cardiff 1931 Previously known as the Welsh National School of Medicine and the University of Wales College of Medicine. [14]

Northern Ireland[edit]

Name University Established Ref.
Queen's University Belfast School of Dentistry Queen's University Belfast 1821 [15]

See also[edit]

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ "About Barts and The London, Queen's Mary School of Medicine and Dentistry". Barts and The London, Queen Mary's School of Medicine and Dentistry. Retrieved 2007-08-20. 
  2. ^ "The Dental School". University of Birmingham. Retrieved 2007-08-20. 
  3. ^ a b c d e "The Dental School". University of Birmingham. Retrieved 2007-08-20. 
  4. ^ "Bristol University". history-ontheweb.co.uk. Retrieved 2007-08-20. 
  5. ^ "About King's College London : News and What's On". King's College London. Retrieved 2007-08-21. 
  6. ^ "History of the School of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine and Health". University of Leeds. Retrieved 2007-08-21. [dead link]
  7. ^ "About Us (School of Dentistry)". University of Manchester. Retrieved 2007-08-21. 
  8. ^ "HEFCE: News: A thousand more doctors to be trained each year". Higher Education Funding Council for England. Retrieved 2007-08-21. 
  9. ^ "The Eastman at 60 – a history of the UCL Eastman Dental Institute". British Dental Journal via University College London. Retrieved 2012-03-14. 
  10. ^ Carter, Jennifer (1994). Crown and Gown: Illustrated History of the University of Aberdeen, 1495-1995. Aberdeen: Aberdeen University Press. 
  11. ^ "University of Dundee > Past, Present And Future". University of Dundee. Retrieved 2007-08-20. 
  12. ^ "University of Edinburgh :: Edinburgh Dental Institute :: publisher=University of Edinburgh". 
  13. ^ "University of Glasgow :: Faculty of Dentistry :: 17th century". University of Glasgow. 
  14. ^ "About Cardiff University > Milestones". Cardiff University. Retrieved 2007-08-20. 
  15. ^ "Queen's University Belfast > About Us". Queen's University Belfast. Retrieved 2007-08-20. 

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