If you want to inspire the next generation,
this is the place to be.

We’ve been training dental surgeons since 1906 and dental care professionals since 1949. Bristol Dental School was the first dental school in the UK to hold an Athena SWAN Silver Award and we’re committed to offering equality of opportunity to all of the students, staff and patients we support. We also continue to successfully secure grant funding from research councils, charitable organisations and industry, as well as National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) and the Wellcome Trust. 

Our environment

In September 2023, after outgrowing our existing premises, we have moved to a new site. This £36 million, purpose-built facility will provide students and staff with around 7,300 square metres of space. There are 119 dental chairs along with the latest equipment across numerous clinics. Superb social and changing facilities will enable us to offer a world-class student experience. 

The additional space will also enable us to increase the number of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes on offer. In turn, this will ensure we can make an even more significant contribution to the local community and the national dental workforce.

Bristol is a great place to live and work. Our city is internationally recognised as green, sustainable and culturally diverse.

Our location

After being based at the Dental Hospital in Lower Maudlin Street for many years, Bristol Dental School has moved to newly refurbished premises at 1 Trinity Quay BS2 0PT, which is close to Temple Meads Station and the proposed new Temple Quarter Enterprise Campus (TQEC).

Our clinician scientists can build their careers using the resources within the School, which for example include hosting world-leading clinical cohorts in head and neck cancer, and cleft lip and palate. The new Dental School offers opportunities for Health Services Research and primary care research, aligned to existing strengths in these areas across the Faculty of Health Sciences

Professor Steve Thomas, Research co-Director and Professor of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery

“During my time as student president, one of the projects closest to my heart was the design of Bristol’s new Dental School. I was invited to join the Project Board and the Design Team to share a student’s perspective on what would make the new Dental School one of a kind. I am so proud of what we have created so far.”

Sina Gilannejad, University of Bristol Dental Student Society President (2020/21)

“It has been my pleasure to be one of the many external contributors that the team at the Bristol Dental School have been liaising with in planning the new School. It is reassuring that there has been positive proactive engagement and networking across a broad front in the region to ensure the involvement of key stakeholders”.  

Chris Bell, Chair NHSE/I Southwest Oral Surgery Managed Clinical Network