The UCLan School of Dentistry carries out the clinical based element of their Masters programmes at the UCLan Dental Clinic training facility.
All postgraduate students are qualified GDC registered dentists and all course dates are under specialist led supervision. UClan Dental clinic operates lists for treatment by students but acceptance for treatment is based on criteria as defined by the school below. Course treatment dates which run between September and May are set a year in advance and cannot be changed. Patients must be available to attend between 9.30am and 4pm. We are unable to offer any student service outside of these times and the set dates.
Patients need to be informed that treatment is not provided within the NHS and the cost of all necessary treatment, investigations and planning must be paid by the patient. All costs and potential charges will be discussed with patients at their extended treatment planning appointment on acceptance to the programme.
All patients require a free initial triage appointment prior to being placed on a programme.
We require a detailed letter and recent radiographs in .jpg format; letters must contain the following details:
We do not take referrals for patients who are not actively participating in a good oral health regime or heavy smokers
Indicative cases for students:
Patients will receive supervised treatment on the MSc Prosthodontics but will have to cover all the associated laboratory costs involved in treatment planning and definitive dental treatment.
Patients should be highly-motivated with good oral hygiene and stable periodontal health. It is essential that good quality supporting radiographs and a current BPE are sent with all referrals.
The clinics run on Thursdays.
Please note that in addition to relevant radiographs of diagnostic value, we would also require:
Referrals without this information will be returned.
Urgent referrals for example acute adult dental trauma must be clearly marked and given priority.
Referrals are accepted on the basis of good restorative status, prognosis of treatment and strategic importance of maintaining the tooth.
We do not currently consider accepting patients for:
Additional information required:
As well as the general referral information, the following is required:
Endodontics runs on a Monday
Straightforward cases based on the ITI SAC classification scale.
Patients need to be advised costs for a single restored straightforward implant can cost up to £950 with postgraduate placement more complex treatment can only be costed at planning stages.
Implant special conditions:
Not to refer patients with active periodontal disease, Perio has to be stabilised and kept stable for at 12 months before they are sent for consultation
The patients’ dental pathology needs to have been dealt with before referring – i.e. Root fillings for peri-apical lesions and fillings for decayed teeth.
The patients need to be dentally fit before referral and need to be advised that they will be assessed for suitability at their consult appointment.