We offer a growing portfolio of undergraduate dental courses as well as flexible, part-time, postgraduate and CPD study enabling General Dental Practitioners to further their skills and education whilst maintaining clinical practice.

The University is renowned for the depth of supervised clinical experience students gain during their training.

You will learn clinical skills in one of the most modern phantom head rooms in Europe, equipped with state-of-the-art audio visual equipment.

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I loved getting hands on experience so early on in the course and I think the facilities here are great.
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Hannah Silberstein
BDS Dentistry
United Kingdom

Why study with us

  • Since 2011, 100% of BDS graduates have secured their first job as a Dental Foundation Trainee.
  • Certain courses may be eligible for additional financial support from the NHS Learning Support Fund (LSF). This fund includes a training grant of up to £5,000 per year.
  • Dentistry at the University ranked first in the UK for Student Satisfaction (Complete University Guide 2022).
  • Our postgraduate clinical courses are taught part-time over just two years with more clinical training.
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Careers in dentistry

BDS graduates usually become a dental foundation trainee (DF1). The majority of dentists work in a high street practice or community dental clinics. If you want to work in a hospital environment and specialise, you can undergo further specialist training. This could be in orthodontics, paediatric dentistry, restorative dentistry and surgical dentistry. Continual professional development is vital as dentistry changes all the time. Read our guide about on how to become a dentist.

Dental Therapists and Clinical Dental Technologists may be eligible to apply for registration with the General Dental Council (GDC). This means you could work in dentistry as a dental care professional. Graduates who gain a 2.1 degree can apply for entry to our BDS programme.

After studying a dentistry or dental related degree, you could work as:

  • Dentist
  • Dental hygienist
  • Dental therapist
  • Dental technician
  • Health service manager
  • Anatomical pathology technologist
  • Educational supervisor
  • Mentor in dental practice

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Meet the team

Dr Aimee Batt
Senior Clinical Tutor
Peter Dyer
Clinical Senior Lecturer in Oral Surgery
Dr Anna Barlach Pritchard
Senior Clinical Teacher
Shalini Kanagasingam
Senior Clinical Lecturer
Dr Rose Thomas
Senior Clinical Teacher in Endodontology
James Smith
Senior Clinical Teacher
Dr Pedro Moreira
Senior Clinical Teacher
Sarah Duerden
Principal Lecturer
Dr Neil Cook
Lecturer in Research Methods – Online Learning
Nargis Sonde
Clinical Lecturer in Restorative Dentistry
Dr Victoria Buller
Principal Lecturer
William Kiraga
Lecturer in Dental Technology
Kathryn Crossthwaite
Dental Nurse Technician
Dale Munday
Senior Education Lecturer
Gary Cookson
Lecurer in Education