Devonport Dental Education Facility

Award-winning contribution to dental training and community care

We recently received recognition at Times Higher Education Awards 2023 for our continued work to provide dental care and training.
The pioneering work of the Peninsula Dental School and the Peninsula Dental Social Enterprise won the Outstanding Contribution to the Local Community category at the awards ceremony. It is recognition of the efforts of more than 100 staff and 400 students working and studying with the University, and in communities across Devon and Cornwall.
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Postgraduate taught programmes

We currently offer a number of programmes; all operate on a blended learning model, combining work at home with taught contact days on University premises.

Postgraduate research programmes

We offer Research Masters (ResM), Master of Philosophy (MPhil), Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) and Doctor of Medicine (MD) programmes.

Continuing Professional Development

Peninsula Dental School

Experience what the Peninsula Dental School has to offer

Dental Education Facilities

From the Simulated Dental Learning Environment to our extensive library and learning facilities, you'll benefit from exceptional facilities throughout your degree.
The Chief Dental Officer for England, Sara Hurley, unveiled our expanded Simulated Dental Learning Environment

Turning a dream into a reality

"Circumstances made me choose Plymouth, but in a way, I feel Plymouth actually chose me. The University saw something in me and I got a place on the BDS Dental Surgery programme – they believed in me from the start."
Spurred on by early setbacks, there’s plenty to smile about for future dentist James, who is determined to make his dentist dream a reality.
James Nwaduba

Intercalation opportunities at the University of Plymouth

The University of Plymouth offers a wide range of intercalation opportunities. Internal and external dental students have the opportunity to intercalate with an MSc Biomedical Science programme.
Internal and external medical students can intercalate in an extensive range of BSc, BA, MSc, MRes and MClinEd programmes.
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Dental students in Phantom Head room in PortlandSquare.

Community engagement

Engaging directly with the community in a unique and meaningful way.


A Community Interest Company (CIC) committed to improving dental health in the South West through treatment, education, community and training.

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Dental Outreach Team
The Dental Outreach Team works alongside organisations and projects to support positive lifestyle choices; promoting dental health and well being.


Devonport, Exeter and Truro Dental Education Facilities are NHS training clinics for the dental school students. Find out how to get in contact.

Alumni+ Dentistry Network

Chat and catch up with other dentistry alumni, academic staff and current students.

Gain access to regularly updated information about upcoming events, CPD opportunities and postgraduate courses. Find information to support applications and references, receive help and advice from the network, and anything else you may need on your dentistry journey.

Join the University of Plymouth dentistry alumni network and start connecting

Dental Therapy and Hygiene students

Peninsula Dental School Cultural and Diversity Evening

“James and I organised the first Cultural Evening on behalf of Peninsula Dental School because we felt that there are so many cultures and traditions among the school’s students and staff. We have been very fortunate to study with students of all ethnicities and backgrounds, and the event was a showcase of this, as it allowed students to convey their traditions and talents to their peers away from a formal setting. During the evening, foods, music and dance from students were enjoyed by faculty members and students across all years. Looking into the future, we hope to continue this as a tradition that is unique to the Peninsula Dental School at the University of Plymouth.”

Simran Chahal, fourth year dental student

Peninsula Dental School Cultural and Diversity Evening

Faculty of Health

Exceptional clinical and academic learning, social engagement and research in medicine, dentistry, nursing, psychology and health professions.
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