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The Dental School and Hospital is a vibrant collaborative community.

Collaborative environment

We bring together:

  • University and NHS staff
  • students of dentistry and allied professions
  • teachers and researchers
  • scientists and support staff from a diverse range of professional and cultural backgrounds

From our base we link out and work with many partners.


Our research benefits from local, national and international relationships with:

  • patients and public
  • students and dental professionals
  • research institutes and other dental schools
  • industrial partners
  • policymakers and government organisations
  • NHS
Researchers look at a model within the dental school.

Engaging dental practitioners

To engage local dental practitioners, we formed Northern Dental Practice Based Research Network.

We have excellent examples of successful collaborations and impact.


To innovate and ensure advancements in high quality education, we partner with:

  • General Dental Council
  • Health Education North East
  • other dental schools and educators
  • patients and professionals
  • professional societies

We have a dedicated group to collaborate with and research in education.

A student dentist observes a procedure.


Our alumni and previous staff are important to us and are lifelong partners with the school. We welcome our alumni to celebrate with us and work with us on a variety of initiatives.

Whenever you graduated, or wherever you are, you are a part of a special community. Stay in touch to keep up-to-date with the School's activities in our news.

To find out more about wider alumni events and keep your details up to date, visit NU Advancement.