Caring for the future

We train the next generation of dental professionals, treat local people, and help the most vulnerable in society.

From our first-class dental education facilities in Plymouth, Truro and Exeter, students from Plymouth University study for a career in dentistry. With our reputation in the community for listening, learning and acting, alongside clinical excellence, we are consistently ranked in the top tier for dental education in the UK.

Our Vision

To provide excellent primary dental care services to our communities, while providing the best clinical placement facilities in the UK.

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Our Mission

We are committed to improving oral health in the South West through provision of treatment, education and engagement.

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Treating Children

Working with schools, nurseries and families to promote good oral health and hygiene.

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Patients who are currently under treatment can access emergency appointments at our facilities.

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We provide clinically necessary treatment needed to keep your mouth, teeth and gums healthy and free of pain.

Our Clinics

We have four clinics across Cornwall and Devon. Learn more about these by visiting our Clinics section.

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July 2022 Update

Our Exeter waiting list is now open.

Our Plymouth and Truro waiting lists currently remain closed.

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We are always looking for individuals who share our core values.

If this sounds like you and you are interested in working with us, check out our latest vacancies or register with us today.

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Current Vacancies

Dental Nurse

We have exciting opportunities for qualified Dental Nurses to join our Plymouth team. We are looking for enth...

Location: Plymouth

Dental Nurse

We have exciting opportunities for qualified Dental Nurses to join our Exeter team. We are looking for enth...

Location: Exeter


Social Audit 2021

The University of Plymouth’s Peninsula Dental School students provide the majority of the patient treatments while being supervised by a team of qualified dentists and supported by a dedicated team of dental nurses, hygiene therapists and clinical support workers. Learn more about our impact below.

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