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New collaboration with UCL Eastman Dental Institute

We are very pleased to announce a new collaboration with the prestigious UCL Eastman Dental Institute in London whereby top quality CPD courses can be delivered to dentists in the Portsmouth and Hampshire area.

Both institutions already run a superb range of short courses and will now combine strengths to ensure that these are available to a wider range of dental practitioners.

Our first collaborative course will be run by Dr Neil Nathwani, Deputy Programme Director of the Restorative Dental Practice MSc at UCL Eastman.

Dr Nathwani will run his popular one-day course ‘Adhesive Techniques for Replacing Missing Teeth’ in the modern clinical facilities in Portsmouth, supported by Academy staff.

The Director and Head of School, University of Portsmouth, Professor Chris Louca, said: “I am excited by this unique opportunity to have UCL Eastman deliver its prestigious practical, hands-on courses taught by specialist staff to Dentists in the Portsmouth area. This will be a great opportunity for local dentists to increase their confidence and skills in modern clinical techniques without having to travel to London”.

The course will take place on Monday 16th July. We encourage anyone who is interested in attending to book on our CPD page soon to avoid disappointment.


Eastmans CPD

Congratulations to Jo-Anne Taylor

Congratulations to our Dentist and Clinical Teaching Fellow Jo-Anne Taylor who has been nominated for the Students' Union Awards for Excellence in Learning and Teaching, Overall Impact Award. This is a brilliant achievement and great news for the Dental Academy.

Representation at The British Dental Conference & Dentistry Show 2018

We are very pleased to announce that our DCP teaching fellow Marina Harris has been asked to be a speaker at the British Dental Conference and Dentistry show, taking place in Birmingham on the 18th and 19th May 2018.

Marina will be presenting during the Hygienist and Therapist symposium and will be facilitating a session entitled 'Stress within our profession - stop beating ourselves up about it!'.

The British Dental Association have announced a major new collaboration, that will see the British Dental Conference and the Dentistry show come together for the first time. The BDA conference has been running for over 100 years and is the BDA's annual flagship event for its members and the wider dental profession. The Dentistry Show, will have been running for 11 years in 2018.

We are also very proud to announce that Marina has had her manuscript entitled 'Perceived stress and well-being in UK and Australian Dental Hygiene and Dental Therapy students' accepted for publication in the European Journal of Dental Education.


British Dental Conference and Dentistry show

Portsmouth graduate wins Student of the Year award

A University of Portsmouth dental hygiene therapist has won the first national Student of the Year award for excelling in her studies.

Madeleine Pearce, 21, graduated in 2017 and now works as a dental hygienist and therapist at the Market Place Dental Practice in Devizes, where she comes from.

Read more on our news site.

Maddie Pearce

Dental researcher collaborates with Australian university

Our PhD student Marina Harris and Ron Knevel from La Trobe University, Australia, pictured at the 4th Global Dental Hygiene Conference in Ottawa, presenting their collaborative research study, which compared stress and well-being among UK and Australian dental hygiene and therapy students.

Marina also presented an oral presentation titled ' Does stress in a dental hygiene and dental therapy undergraduate programme contribute to a sense of well-being in the students?'

Poster at ottawa

£1.3m investment to improve dental training and services to the local community

The University of Portsmouth today opened an improved dental clinic to provide excellent training and education for future dentists, dental hygiene therapists and nurses, as well as the very best services to patients in the local community.

The newly refurbished Team Clinic of the University of Portsmouth Dental Academy was officially opened by Sara Hurley, Chief Dental Officer.

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Dental academy refurb

CRN Wessex hosts first oral and dental specialty event

The inaugural meeting for the CRN Wessex oral and dental specialty was held on Thursday 29 June 2017 at the University of Portsmouth Dental Academy. The meeting was chaired by Professor Chris Louca, director and head of the academy. Over twenty academic and associated staff attended with representation from CRN Wessex, Solent Healthcare and the institutes at University of Portsmouth. 

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CRN Wessex event

Stress and well-being in dental students

A collaborative study between the Dental Academy and Department of Psychology entitled ‘Does stress in a dental hygiene and dental therapy undergraduate programme contribute to a sense of well-being in the students?’ has created a wave of excitement among the dental profession.

The study, which will be published in the 7 July edition of the British Dental Journal, has been chosen to be highlighted in the ‘Research Insights’ section of the journal. Marina Harris (pictured) also presented the results to over 1300 delegates at the 'Fifth World Congress on Positive Psychology' in Montreal.

Marina Harris poster presentation

UPDA represented at International Association of Dental Research Conference

The University of Portsmouth Dental Academy was represented at the International Association of Dental Research Conference General Session & Exhibition in San Francisco, California, USA.

IADR is the largest dental research network in the world and whose mission is : (1) to advance research and increase knowledge for the improvement of oral health worldwide; (2) to support and represent the oral health research community; and (3) to facilitate the communication and application of research findings.

The Dental Academy was involved in five presentations; a mix of poster and oral presentations. Professor Chris Louca and Dr Kristina Wanyonyi were able to attend and deliver this research on behalf of the academy, with a positive reception. Notable at this conference was the presence of allied dental professionals and student research. There were also several new awards for upcoming investigators and plenty of research presentations in the field of dental education, public health dentistry among several other areas.

If you are interested in PhD and Master’s in Research (MRes Science) in the fields of dental public health, dental education or clinical research at the dental academy please contact the Research Lead Dr Kristina Wanyonyi for further details.

IADR conference

Congratuations to Latha Davda

Congratulations to Latha Davda who has been accepted onto the General Dental Council's Oral Surgery specialist list.

The Specialist lists from the GDC are lists of registered dentists who meet certain conditions and are entitled to use a specialist title.

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Marina Harris published in British Dental Journal

Congratulations to Marina Harris who has had her paper; ‘Does stress in a dental hygiene and dental therapy undergraduate programme contribute to a sense of well-being in the students?’ accepted without modification for publication in the Research section of the British Dental Journal.

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