School of Dentistry

Dentistry students

UCLan's School of Dentistry provides a growing portfolio of flexible, part-time, postgraduate degrees, along with the popular graduate entry Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS) programme which currently boasts a 100% success rate for graduate employment. The School also has a strong focus on continuing professional development and allows General Dental Practitioners the opportunity to further their skills and education in their chosen area of interest, whilst maintaining their clinical practice.

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About the School

Many years of experience and quality provision have informed the establishment of the BDS graduate entry dental programme within our School of Dentistry. With just 29 students in each year, there is a high staff to student ratio and 100% success rate in gaining employment on this popular course. More recently, the BSc Dental Hygiene and Dental Therapy programme has been introduced.  During part of the programme both BDS and Dental Hygiene Therapy students train together working as a team, preparing them for how they will practise in the future.

Taught sessions are held in purpose-built facilities incorporating bright and modern phantom-head training areas 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 all dental students direct access to practical experience in high-end dental work, within the institution.

The clinical element of both of these courses is delivered at our state-of-the-art Dental Education Centres which ensure that our students are training in exactly the primary care environment they will be joining once qualified.

In addition, we have developed a broad portfolio of educational events and opportunities for members of the primary care dental team. These include two very popular and successful courses that allow students to prepare for the Royal College Diplomas in Clinical Dental Technology and Orthodontic Therapy.

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Intimate and Interactive Learning

With high staff to student ratio on dentistry courses you will enjoy learning in a friendly, intimate environment

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UCLan Dental Clinic

As a UCLan Dentistry student you will learn in our own on-campus Dental Clinic as well as a well equipped Phantom Head room.

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Global research culture

The creation of the Faculty of Clinical and Biomedical Sciences allows multidisciplinary teams of basic and research active clinicians to work together to achieve an effective and sustainable critical mass. The Faculty is well placed to exploit exciting new multidisciplinary approaches to translational academic research to have a real impact on society. The Faculty has the vision of an integrated discovery path from bench to bedside along with appropriate research facilities and collaborations.

visit our new Faculty research website

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Dental students

The School of Dentistry presents a range of practical and lecture-based CPD events at the Preston campus throughout the year. We can offer the best of tuition, equipment and facilities at one of the most accessible Higher Education Centres for Dentistry in the region.

For upcoming events and to view previous sessions please click here. For all enquiries about these events please contact

If you have any queries about our courses, please contact

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