The Centre for Dentistry is responsible for the organisation, management and delivery of the Dental course at Queen's. The School of Dentistry has been responsible for delivering dental education in Northern Ireland since 1920, has been situated at its current site since 1965 and underwent a significant expansion in 1994. A full refurbishment will start in 2010 and will ensure that the School of Dentistry has the most modern clinical facilities of any UK Dental School. The five year undergraduate course in Dentistry has an intake of 45 students per year, including school leavers and graduates. The course is based on the requirements of the UK General Dental Council (GDC) and was rated number one in UK by the Times Good University Guide in 2008.
In the first 2 years of the course, dental students are based in the Medical Biology Centre on the main QUB campus and in the School of Dentistry on the Royal Hospitals site. There are state of the art facilities including a dental clinical techniques laboratory, lecture theatres, tutorial rooms, a clinical skills centre, a library, and an open access ‘e’ centre. In the 3rd, 4th and 5th years of the dental course, clinical experience and teaching is concentrated within the School of Dentistry as well as “outreach” teaching within the NHS community dental service clinics in Belfast. The School of Dentistry has a close relationship with all aspects of the NHS and the local community it serves and for whom it trains tomorrow’s dentists.
Professor Donald Burden, BDS FDS FFD RCS RCPS MOrth DOrth RCS MSc PhD, Consultant Orthodontist
Dr Sue Morison
Mrs Helen Martin