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School of Dentistry

Phantom Head Facilities

BDS students spend Year 1 at the Preston Campus learning clinical skills in one of the most modern phantom head rooms in Europe, equipped with state-of-the-art audio-visual equipment. In addition to the simulator lab there are five fully functional surgeries for the students to practice all aspects of dental care in a surgery that is almost identical to the ones they will work in the Dental Education Centres (DECs) in Years 2-4.

Dental hygienists/therapists will work in the on-site Dental Clinic from early on in their course and in Years 2 and 3 will gain further clinical experience at the four Dental Education Centres with BDS students.

Postgraduate taught sessions are held at the University’s Preston Campus, in purpose-built facilities incorporating a phantom-head training area as well as dedicated lecture and seminar rooms. As one of only a few universities nationally to boast its own on-campus dental clinic, we are fully equipped to give postgraduate students direct access to practical experience in high-end dental work, within the institution.