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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November 2023 Update

Our Truro waiting list is currently open to new patients aged 16 and over.

Did you know we may be able to offer an assessment appointment to people who require a full denture?

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Register Your Job Interest

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

Sustainability Coordinator

We have an exciting opportunity for a Sustainability Coordinator to join us on a fixed-term contract for a period of 12 mon...

Location: Plymouth

IT Technician

We have an exciting opportunity for an IT Technician to join PDSE. Ideally we are looking for someone to work between 3 – 5 d...

Location: Plymouth


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.

Latest news

PDSE announce Adlee Singam as new Foundation Dentist

Peninsula Dental Social Enterprise (PDSE) is pleased to announce Adlee Singam has joined the organisation as our very first Foundation Dentist. Adlee is a...

University’s dental excellence earns recognition in the Times Higher Education Awards 2023

The University of Plymouth’s work to combine first-rate dental training with outstanding community care has been shortlisted for a prestigious accolade in the Times...

Dental social enterprise shortlisted for national award

Peninsula Dental Social Enterprise (PDSE), which this year celebrates its 10th anniversary, has been named as a finalist in the UK Social Enterprise Awards,...