List of dental schools in the United Kingdom

This list of dental schools in the United Kingdom includes all eighteen Dental Schools or Schools of Medicine and Dentistry in the United Kingdom which are recognised by the General Dental Council and lead to a dental degree of a British university. There are twelve such schools in England, four in Scotland, one in Wales and one in Northern Ireland. The list is ordered by country and name, and includes the founding date of the Dental School or its parent/associated Medical School. The Dental Schools Council represents the interests of all UK Dental Schools.


Name University Established Comments Ref.
Barts and The London, School of Medicine and Dentistry Queen Mary University of London 1995 Formed by the merger of the London Hospital Medical College and St Bartholomew’s Hospital Medical College. [1]
School of Dentistry Birmingham 1828 Merged with Mason Science College in 1900. [2][3]
Bristol Dental School Bristol 1833 [3][4]
School of Dentistry, University of Central Lancashire University of Central Lancashire 1842 Teaching of dentistry began in 2007. Curriculum as University of Liverpool leading to a University of Lancashire Degree. Also teaches Postgraduate Dentistry courses leading to diplomas, Masters and PhD in Dentistry.
Guy's, King's & St Thomas's Dental Institute King's College London 1799 Earliest dental education at Guy's Hospital predates foundation of King's College London. The United Medical and Dental Schools of Guy's and St Thomas' Hospitals merged eventually with King's in 1998. Known as GKT School of Medicine & Dental Institute until 2005. Dental Institute became a separate faculty at King's in 2014. [5][6][7]
Leeds School of Dentistry Leeds 1831 All undergraduate students qualify with an "MChd/BChd Dental Surgery, Bsc Oral Science" at the end of the five-year programme. It is the only UK dental school to offer this integrated undergraduate master's degree. The school is also unique in beginning clinical experience with patients in the first year of the dental course. [8]
Liverpool Dental School Liverpool 1834 [3]
Manchester Dental School Manchester 1874 Formed from the School of Anatomy at Manchester Royal Infirmary, which opened in 1814. [9]
Newcastle University Dental School Newcastle 1834 [3]
Peninsula College of Medicine and Dentistry Exeter
2000 Run jointly by the University of Exeter and Plymouth University. [10]
Sheffield School of Clinical Dentistry Sheffield 1828 Affiliated with the Royal Hallamshire Hospital. [3]
UCL Eastman Dental Institute University College London 1948 Merged with University College London in 1999. Shares site and facilities with Eastman Dental Hospital. [11]
Forward Academic Team NEBDN London 2013 Established to provide quality dental nursing qualification approved by NEBDN and GDC. College centres in eight other locations. [12]

University of Portsmouth Dental Academy.[13] Opened in 2005 and offers three programmes of study:

  • Foundation Award in Science and Dental Therapy
  • BSc (Hons) Dental Hygiene and Dental Therapy
  • CertHE Dental Nursing


Name University Established Comments Ref.
University of Aberdeen School of Dentistry Aberdeen 1497 Scotland's newest dental school [14]
University of Dundee Dental School Dundee 1967 From 1899-1967 dentistry taught in Dundee which was at that time part of the University of St Andrews [15]
Edinburgh Dental Institute Edinburgh 1583 BSc(Hons) in hygiene and therapy alongside a wide range of short, distance learning and extended postgraduate training courses across the dental specialties. [16]
Glasgow Dental School Glasgow 1451 Dentistry first taught in 1637. [17]


Name University Established Comments Ref.
Cardiff University Dental School Cardiff 1931 Previously known as the Welsh National School of Medicine and the University of Wales College of Medicine. [18]

Northern Ireland

Name University Established Ref.
Queen's University Belfast School of Dentistry Queen's University Belfast 1821 [19]

See also

Notes and references

  1. "About Barts and The London, Queen's Mary School of Medicine and Dentistry". Barts and The London, Queen Mary's School of Medicine and Dentistry. Retrieved 2007-08-20.
  2. "The Dental School". University of Birmingham. Retrieved 2007-08-20.
  3. "The Dental School". University of Birmingham. Retrieved 2007-08-20.
  4. "Bristol University". Archived from the original on 2007-09-28. Retrieved 2007-08-20.
  6. "About King's College London : News and What's On". King's College London. Archived from the original on 2007-09-27. Retrieved 2007-08-21.
  8. "History of the School of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine and Health". University of Leeds. Retrieved 2007-08-21.
  9. "About Us (School of Dentistry)". University of Manchester. Retrieved 2007-08-21.
  10. "HEFCE: News: A thousand more doctors to be trained each year". Higher Education Funding Council for England. Retrieved 2007-08-21.
  11. "The Eastman at 60 – a history of the UCL Eastman Dental Institute". British Dental Journal via University College London. Retrieved 2012-03-14.
  12. "Forward Academic Team – Dental Nursing Course London | Dental Nursing College". Forward Academic Team. Retrieved 2019-02-21.
  13. Carter, Jennifer (1994). Crown and Gown: Illustrated History of the University of Aberdeen, 1495-1995. Aberdeen: Aberdeen University Press.
  14. "University of Dundee > Past, Present And Future". University of Dundee. Archived from the original on 2007-09-29. Retrieved 2007-08-20.
  15. "University of Edinburgh :: Edinburgh Dental Institute ::". University of Edinburgh.
  16. "University of Glasgow :: Faculty of Dentistry :: 17th century". University of Glasgow.
  17. "About Cardiff University > Milestones". Cardiff University. Archived from the original on 2011-06-05. Retrieved 2007-08-20.
  18. "Queen's University Belfast > About Us". Queen's University Belfast. Retrieved 2007-08-20.

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