Community Dentists

The University of Central Lancashire is the only university in the North West and one of only a few nationally to boast its own on-campus dental clinic. The Clinic provides clinical facilities which support the educational activity of dentistry students at our Preston Campus.

We are fully equipped to give postgraduate students direct access to practical clinical experience within the institution as well as providing suitable clinical experience for the whole dental team at the same location as they undertake their continued professional development.

Our Services

We provide specialist dental services to customers from across the region in our bright and modern clinic located approximately a 10-minute walk from Preston city centre. The Clinic features a host of up-to-date technologies and equipment including our Zeiss dental operating microscopes and Dental Cone Beam CT Scanner.

Our services are only available to patients who have been referred by their General Dental Practitioner.


Our students carry out the clinical based element of their Masters programmes at the our training facility.

All postgraduate students are qualified GDC registered dentists and all course dates are under specialist led supervision. We operate lists for treatment by students but acceptance for treatment is based on criteria as defined by the school below. Course treatment dates which run between September and July are set a year in advance and cannot be changed.

Indicative cases for students


Clinical placements anticipated to recommence in 2023. Prosthodontics is a specialist field of dentistry. Prosthodontics involves the replacement and repair of teeth using artificial materials.


Periodontitis, or gum disease is a major cause of tooth loss in adults. If untreated, the teeth can get progressively looser, drift and ultimately fall out.


Millions of teeth are treated and saved each year with endodontics or root canal treatment.

Oral Surgery

Most people think of oral surgery as being the extraction of wisdom teeth, and whilst this is certainly a significant part of it, the scope of oral surgery is much broader.


Dental implants are a modern way of replacing a missing tooth. The process involves the surgical placement of a titanium ‘root’ into the site of the missing tooth. This is then used to support a new crown.

Contact us

Opening hours: Monday-Friday 8.30am - 6.00pm

Patients must be available to attend between 9.30am and 4pm. We are unable to offer any student service outside of these times and the set dates.


Community Dentists
Harrington Building
University of Central Lancashire
Telephone: +44 (0)1772 896300


There is a limited amount of free parking outside of the clinic. However, there are several pay and display car parks within a 5-minutes’ walk of the clinic.


We take all complaints seriously and aim to deal with your concerns in a timely manner. The person responsible for dealing with any complaint made directly to reception, face to face, via telephone or email is the Practice Manager, Jane Pearson, using the contact details on this page. We will acknowledge your complaint in writing and enclose a copy of our full code of practice as soon as possible, normally within three working days.

Company Reg: 12125325

Malcolm Edwards GDC: 55435

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