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School of Dentistry

We offer a range of innovative undergraduate, postgraduate and CPD courses, including our graduate entry Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS) and BSc (Hons) Clinical Dental Technology, the first undergraduate training programme of its kind in the UK.

Our undergraduate programmes include elements of shared training, to prepare students for how their will work in the future as part of the dental team.

Taught sessions are held in purpose-built facilities incorporating bright and modern phantom-head training areas as well as dedicated lecture and seminar rooms. We are also one of the few Universities in the UK with our very own on-campus Dental Clinic, and are fully equipped to give all dental students direct access to practical experience in high-end dental work within the institution.

Our facilities

  • State-of-the-art Phantom Head suite, housing 40 workstations with Phantom Head modules, together with the latest in audio-visual technology – with each unit linking up to the demonstrator's unit – ensuring that detailed work can be observed much more easily.
  • A fully equipped and quality assured dental surgery with inter-oral camera facilities for demonstrations.
  • Dedicated lecture rooms with AV equipment, suitable for lectures and tutorials, together with areas for relaxation between sessions.
  • Space for one-to-one tutorial sessions.

Undergraduate students will treat real patients at four Dental Education Centres (DECs) based locally within the community and equipped with brand new surgeries, tutorial and study facilities.

You can also access the University’s Human Anatomy Resource and Learning Centres as part of your studies. The main University Library is also situated nearby and provides both hard copy and electronic resources.

UCLan Dental Clinic

We are the only university in the North West, and one of only a few nationally, to boast our own on-campus dental clinic. Our Dental Clinic provides clinical facilities which support the educational activity of the School of Dentistry. 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 CPD studies.

Visit the UCLan Dental Clinic

UCLan Dental Clinic
Harrington Building
University of Central Lancashire
Adelphi Street
Preston PR1 2HE

Telephone: 01772 896300

At UCLan Dental 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.

For further information see the General Dental Council website.

The School of Dentistry has a duty of care to its staff, students and the patients with whom they interact. As a key part of this we need to record and manage any safeguarding and professionalism issues which occur. It is therefore necessary to hold, use and process the personal information contained in the submitted Structured Event Reporting Forms to meet these obligations effectively.

We may also use your email details to contact you for additional information or clarification if that is necessary to manage issues appropriately.

Your personal information will be erased once the individual(s) involved are no longer employed by or studying at UCLan.