The University of Buckingham Dental Institute

Welcome to the University of Buckingham Dental Institute – the UK’s first independent dental school. Offering an undergraduate programme alongside postgraduate courses and continuing professional development, our guiding philosophy is to produce and support highly ethical, honest and caring dental professionals who will always put the needs of their patients first.

The Dental Institute embraces the University of Buckingham’s ethos of focusing on a quality student experience. Whilst small enough for our students to be part of a coherent and supportive community, our Dental Institute will be large enough to provide all the experience necessary to train highly competent dental professionals.

Our planned five-year undergraduate BDS programme will be based on a well-established curriculum and also involves patient-focused education right from the very start. Every aspect of the programme is designed to help our students develop the knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary to become professional and ethical dentists.

As we live longer and keep our teeth longer, maintaining oral and dental health across the globe becomes increasingly challenging, particularly in light of complex medical problems. Our distinctive education and research programmes will prepare dental professionals for this ever-changing landscape whilst enhancing treatment outcomes and ensuring patient safety.

Our Dental Institute is under development and we hope to welcome UK and international students from 2021.

For more information, please download our Dental Institute prospectus or contact:

Professor Andrew Eder BDS MSc MRD FDS FHEA
Dean and Professor of Dentistry
Honorary Consultant in Restorative Dentistry
The University of Buckingham Dental Institute
Hunter Street
Buckingham MK18 1EG
E: dentistry@buckingham.ac.uk