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Dentistry facilities

The Institute of Dentistry was opened as a new facility in 2014 – the first integrated, stand-alone dental hospital and school built in the UK in 40 years.

Situated next to The Royal London Hospital, the largest new hospital in Europe and home to London’s Air Ambulance, Queen Mary University of London's Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry is perfectly located in Whitechapel. Our students work side-by-side with pioneers in public healthcare, helping to change the lives of people across the world.

Dentistry students in lab

The Institute of Dentistry houses state-of-the-art facilities, providing one of the most modern learning environments for dental education of any UK dental hospital. New postgraduate study and research facilities are available in the state-of-the-art Blizard building, as well as the Institute of Dentistry.

The Institute of Dentistry contains a clinical skills laboratory, which closely simulates the real clinical experience and is an invaluable learning facility, helping new students prepare for patient care work. 

Students in dentistry clinical skills lab

Other Institute of Dentistry facilities include:

  • 10 dedicated seminar rooms and a student learning centre
  • 92 production laboratory spaces
  • Digital imaging and two cutting-edge cone beam CT machines
  • A PC in every operatory with ‘slave screen’ on chair for viewing images and discussing results with patient
  • Modern facial-scanning equipment
  • Facilities and services for 72 ‘phantom’ heads
  • The most Simodont Haptic Dental Trainers in the world

Haptics @ Institute of Dentistry

Discover Haptics Virtual Reality Training Environment at the Institute of Dentistry:

Institute of Dentistry tour

Take a virtual tour of the Institute of Dentistry building and facilities:

Centre for Oral Clinical Research

In 2020, we opened new clinical research facilities including the biologic sample laboratory at the Centre for Oral Clinical Research (COCR).

Staff and students in IOD Centre for Oral Clinical Research

The Director of COCR, Professor Nikos Donos said, “the addition of these facilities demonstrates the commitment of the IOD in promoting high quality clinical research and in establishing COCR as one of the leaders in this area”.

The centre’s mission is to improve oral health by conducting clinical trials and experimental medicine research, as well as providing postgraduate training for oral health professionals in research methodology and clinical implementation of innovative treatment modalities.

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