The University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) is launching a new dental clinic on its Preston campu s– and dental professionals are invited to visit the new facility on a special open day on 9 August.
The UCLan Dental Clinic (UDC) will open in September to provide dental services for students, staff and the wider Lancashire and South Lakes community.
It will also offer the opportunity for qualified dentists from UCLan’s School of Postgraduate Medical and Dental Education to gain clinical experience on campus – an opportunity that few universities can offer.
The clinic is building its referral list and welcomes the opportunity to carry out specialist procedures for dental practitioners across the region.
The clinic will comprise four general dental surgeries; an oral surgery suite (two surgeries and recovery room) and a ten-chair training suite.
It will be fully equipped to meet both treatment and teaching requirements.
Dental services can be provided to students, staff and their families via the Denplan capitation scheme, at favourable prices.
Dentists with special interests will offer personal treatment options or refer cases to the qualified dentists following the UCLan Postgraduate Masters programme.
Endodontic, periodontic treatments and advanced restorative procedures including implants will all be available.
These high quality services will be offered at prices that compare favourably to the high street prices.
Announcing the launch of the clinic, StJohn Crean, dean of the School of Postgraduate Medical and Dental Education said: 'This is an exciting development for UCLan – as well as for dental education in the northwest region. On on-campus clinic will give students and staff access to first class dental services and allow our dental students an amazing opportunity to develop their clinical skills without leaving the university.
'I hope as many of our colleagues across the dental profession take the opportunity to come and visit this special site before our official launch in September.'
Paul Walsh, clinical director of the UCLan Dental Clinic, said: 'Our clinic will provide the full range of dental services one would expect from a first-class dental surgery.
'We hope that once our colleagues from local clinics see the levels of expertise, service and patient care we can provide, then they will begin to refer patients to UDC. We are as committed to providing a service to the local community as we are to improving dental education in the region.'