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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Learn about our Postgraduate Dentistry courses

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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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Interested in studying a degree with us? From exploring accommodation to visiting us at an Open Day, find out everything you need to know about life at UCLan.

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Meet the team

Dr Aimee Batt
Senior Clinical Tutor
School of Medicine and Dentistry

Aimee teaches and supervises clinical dentistry across simulation and student clinics.

Peter Dyer
Clinical Senior Lecturer in Oral Surgery
School of Medicine and Dentistry

Peter is a Consultant Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon with a special interest in facial trauma, orthognathic surgery and oral medicine. He lectures on Oral Diseases and Oral Surgery to undergraduates and postgraduates. He is also a Responsible Officer overseeing the appraisal and …