Birmingham Dental Hospital
The newly developed 1.23-hectare site at Pebble Mill, Edgbaston is home to the new £50m four-storey dental hospital and school of dentistry
The newly developed 1.23-hectare site at Pebble Mill, Edgbaston is home to the new £50m four-storey dental hospital and school of dentistry for the University of Birmingham. It is the first dental hospital of its kind in the UK for nearly 40 years.
The new dental hospital will be home to a range of services for the public including walk-in emergency dental care, Restorative Dentistry, Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Orthodontics and Paediatric Dentistry. It will also provide a learning environment for more than 600 undergraduate and postgraduate students studying at the University of Birmingham.
- A total of £50m went into the new 4-storey dental hospital and school of dentistry
- The site where the hospital stands was formerly the BBC Pebble Mill studios
- The School of Dentistry is ranked number one in the country for 4* and 3* research
The New Hospital
Set to open in early 2016, the new specially-built Birmingham Dental Hospital will be based at Pebble Mill in Edgbaston adding to the already renowned Edgbaston Medical Quarter.
This £50m building will provide the public with more dental services in the first wing with world-class research and development taking place in the second wing alongside the students at the School of Dentistry.
School of Dentistry
As part of the University of Birmingham, The School of Dentistry has over 120 students each year studying dental surgery, dental hygiene and therapy, and biomaterials. The school is also ranked first in the country for 4* and 3* research for Dentistry. It is the fantastic facilities and reputation that make this a perfect for postgraduates to get involved and take part in world-class research with leading global brands.
Students can study a variety of programmes including undergraduate degrees in Dental Surgery, Dental Hygiene and Therapy and Biomedical Materials. There are also Research Degrees for Biomaterials, Primary Dental Care and Tissue Injury and Repair.
St Chad's Queenway
The current site of Birmingham Dental Hospital is based in central Birmingham next to Birmingham Children's Hospital. It is one of 10 dental hospitals in England and treats roughly 115,000 patients each year. Later this year, the site will transfer to its new location in Pebble Mill, but it still houses a state-of-the-art set of laboratories and cutting edge technologies to help discover new healthcare solutions.
If you are looking for a more local dentist in your area, the NHS have a search function on their website which allows you to define dentists within a certain distance from an area or postcode. There are over 300 dental services within 10 miles of the city centre with a range of fee-paying and no-fee-paying surgeries.
You can also access further information about dentistry and the community orthodontic service from the Birmingham Community Healthcare NHS Trust on their website.