Welcome. We are one of the largest and best equipped dental teaching facilities in the country.
We are next to green parkland, yet only metres from the bustling heart of Newcastle upon Tyne.
The school has an established reputation for excellence in:
It provides a positive and well-resourced environment for work and study.
Our work contributes to the success of the University. This is not just in dental science but in medicine and life sciences. This is evident in the UK and international league tables.
National student surveys show high ratings for the School, city and the region. We cannot think of a better place to live, study and work.
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Aims & Mission
As a publically-funded facility, it’s important you know what we stand for and what we aim to achieve.
The University's mission features in the Vision 2021 - A world-class civic university. We support that mission.
We want our School to be a world leader in academic oral health:
- looking forwards and outwards in everything we do
- ensuring our relevance to the population
- acting as a focal point for dentistry and oral health in the region
Here are some of our key aims in areas central to our daily activity.
We aim to undertake world class research, relevant to oral and general health.
Teaching and learning
We provide our students with an outstanding experience and opportunity for learning.
We want to utilise our assets, including our staff and students':
- research skills
- educational skills
- clinical skills
This will benefit society and its health.
We want to develop emerging commercial opportunities in our areas of expertise.
We want the School to be a global brand, recognised for quality and relevance of its provision.
We want to manage the School in a sustainable manner.
Our Head of School
We are part of the Faculty of Medical Sciences at Newcastle University.
The School boasts more than 500 people working in all aspects of oral and dental health. This includes:
- support staff
We share our life here with hundreds of people working for the NHS:
- ancillary and support staff
We also interact with thousands of patients who we provide care for every day. It’s a real team effort, recognised as outstanding by Care Quality Commission Inspectors.
Our philosophy is simple - to look forward and outward in all we do. We work hard to:
- deliver world-class education and training
- excel in relevant research
- seek innovation in our clinical and community service
- nurture a friendly, positive and supportive atmosphere
We’re privileged to enjoy some of the best and most up-to-date facilities in the country.
We have strong and approachable staff. Their blend of clinical, research and teaching skills enrich the learning environment.
We work in one of the loveliest and friendliest areas of the country.
About Professor Mark ThomasonAbout Professor Mark Thomason
Professor Mark Thomason qualified from Newcastle in 1983. He worked in Manchester, but returned here as a Lecturer in Restorative Dentistry in 1985.
He became a Senior Lecturer and honorary NHS consultant in 1998. He became a Professor of Prosthodontics and Oral Rehabilitation in 2003.
In 2002, he became a visiting Professor at McGill University, Montreal, Canada. From 2004 to 2010, he served as Adjunct Professor.
Linked with these posts, his research centred on patient-based outcomes in implant reconstruction. He was President of the British Society of Prosthodontics (2008-2009).
He was also lead signatory for the York Consensus Statement on Dental Implants.
His research interests now focus on dental education. Since 2012, he's chaired the Restorative Dentistry Specialist Advisory Board for the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh.
In 2014, he became Associate Dean for Clinical Development in the University's Faculty of Medical Sciences.
This helped enhance the interface between the University and region’s NHS Trusts.