PDSE is responsible for running the four Dental Education Facilities (DEF) across the South West, with clinics in Exeter, Truro and Plymouth.
The University of Plymouth’s Peninsula Dental School students provide patient treatments whilst being supported by a team of qualified dentists and a dedicated staff team of dental nurses, hygiene therapists and other support staff.
Both the school and the clinics were established to tackle oral health inequalities in the South West, with a view to training dentists who may stay in the region once qualified, treating patients in the teaching clinics who may not otherwise have access to dental care, and providing and promoting oral health education in the communities served.
PDSE works closely with local communities including schools, care homes and charitable organisations to promote and develop programmes for oral health education.
To provide excellent primary dental care services to our communities, while providing the best clinical placement facilities for dental students of any UK dental school.
Peninsula Dental Social Enterprise is committed to improving oral health in the South West through provision of treatment, education and engagement.