Using extracted teeth in dental training is vital to give students the chance to practice on natural sound and diseased tooth tissue. Synthetic teeth in simulated skills practice simply cannot substitute the feel of natural tooth tissue.
To support this training we would like to encourage all local dentists to collect extracted teeth for our students.
The Human Tissue Authority has clarified written consent is not currently required for teeth that are to be retained for use by dental students in clinical skills training.
A few simple guidelines for the collection of extracted teeth:
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