School of Dental Sciences

Dental Professionals

Dental Professionals

Overview

The School endeavours to provide a hub for dental professionals in the region.

We host professional events throughout the year. We're keen to join with professionals who want to deliver education, research and service.

Professional & student support

We provide the following:

We like to work with former alumni and practising dentists to further education in the field.
We like to work with former alumni and practising dentists to further education in the field.

Alumni

There are many ways for professionals who graduated with us to network.

Newcastle University Alumni

Whenever you graduated, or wherever you are, you are a part of a special community. Stay in touch to hear about our latest events, news and opportunities. To find out more about wider alumni events and keep your details up to date, visit NU Advancement.

Dental School newsletter

We publish a termly newsletter, with up to date news from Newcastle Dental School and its graduates. To submit a news item for this year's newsletter, email: magdalena.grainger@newcastle.ac.uk

Join us on Facebook

For more informal interactions with fellow alumni, join us on Facebook.

Societies

Local societies host a number of educational and social events throughout the year. They welcome members and non-members to these events.

Find out more about these societies below:

Extracted Teeth

Extracted teeth are vital in giving students practice on sound and diseased tooth tissue.

Synthetic teeth cannot provide a complete substitute for the feel of natural tooth tissue. To support training we want local dentists to collect extracted teeth for our students. 

The Human Tissue Authority say written consent is not required for teeth retained for use by dental students.

What we need

A few simple guidelines for the collection of extracted teeth:

  • remove all soft tissue if possible
  • store teeth in a suitable container in a dilute solution of household bleach (one part bleach to 10 parts water)
  • change the solution occasionally if you store the teeth for an extended period of time

If you would like to know more, you can download further details (PDF 327 KB).

We're hoping dentists will donate extracted teeth to help with our students' learning.
We're hoping dentists will donate extracted teeth to help with our students' learning.

Hardship Fund

In 2006, the School established a hardship fund.

It started with donations from staff (past and present), alumni and current students. The purpose of the fund is to give discretionary financial assistance to registered UK students who need help with unexpected or unmanageable financial difficulties.

Helping those in need

Let us know if you would like to donate towards helping those who need it most. Please complete a Hardship Fund donation form and specify Dental Hardship Fund as the gift area in the Gift Details section.

A small panel of staff, including the Head of School, determine beneficiaries.