Dental student crowned Plymouth heat winner in Dental Skills Competition

Authored by Mary

The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (RCSEd)’s Faculty of Dental Surgery, together with sponsors Dentsply Sirona, is delighted to announce the Plymouth heat winner of its award-winning Dental Skills Competition – Zohaib Ahmed from the Peninsula Dental School.

The competition won the Innovation Award at the Scottish Dental Awards in 2019, which recognises those who...

Funding grant for potential ‘over-the-counter’ saliva test for gum disease

Authored by Mary

A research study at Plymouth University Peninsula School of Dentistry which aims to develop a simple saliva test for gum disease (periodontitis), has received a grant award from the Oral and Dental Research Trust.

Periodontitis is a common inflammatory oral disease that affects the supporting structures of the teeth (gums and bone). It is also linked to other diseases such as diabetes...

Medical school gets seal of approval

Authored by Mary

Plymouth University Peninsula School of Medicine has been given the seal of approval in its General Medical Council report, with assessors stating that “the quality of medical education was found to be high.”

The report is part of the GMC’s remit to ensure that all medical schools comply with the standards and outcomes set out in “Tomorrow’s Doctors”. The report comes from meetings...

Digital health education toolkit in line for EU award

Authored by Mary

A digital toolkit designed to provide a virtual classroom, and which has been used to train health care workers about infection prevention and control in countries affected by Ebola, has been short listed for the European Union Health Innovation Award.

Developed jointly by Masanga UK, the Masanga Mentor Ebola Initiative (MMEI) and Plymouth University Peninsula Schools of Medicine and...

Thousands ‘too tired’ to clean their teeth

Authored by Sarah Parker

A new study reveals that thousands of people could be putting their oral health at risk by not brushing their teeth in the evening because they are too tired.

The survey of 10,000 UK adults, commissioned by GSK, as part of its Love Your Mouth campaign ( ) found that 45% of people questioned say they have gone to bed without brushing their teeth, which could...

First in restorative dentistry training for Peninsula

Authored by News Desk

Tim O’Brien is the first the first speciality registrar in restorative dentistry to pass the Intercollegiate Speciality Fellowship Examination (Exit Speciality Training Examination) in Restorative Dentistry at Plymouth University Peninsula School of Dentistry.

Tim’s achievement firmly marks the School and the Peninsula Dental Social Enterprise as a speciality training centre in...

Peninsula School of Dentistry shines in General Dental Council inspection

Authored by Mary

Comparison shows it to be the best performing dental school to be inspected

Plymouth University Peninsula School of Dentistry has passed its General Dental Council (GDC) inspection with flying colours, making it the best performing dental school in this round of inspection.

In total, six dental schools were inspected by the GDC and assessed against 29 performance standards....

Dental students contribute to better oral health for children in rural Nepalto i

Authored by Mary

Two dental students from Plymouth University Peninsula Schools of Medicine and Dentistry are to travel to rural Nepal to help children there keep their teeth and gums healthy – and they are using the innovative and exciting method of crowdfunding to fund their trip.

Sarah Armstrong and Josie Kane will travel to the foothills of Annapurna, a remote area of Nepal, to deliver a...

All smiles for Plymouth Albion

Authored by News Desk

Twenty-five team members from Plymouth Albion RFC are to benefit from protected smiles, thanks to the Devonport Dental Education Facility (DEF), Plymouth University Peninsula Schools of Medicine and Dentistry and run by the Peninsula Dental Social Enterprise.

The DEF team has provided advice to team members, and created and fitted tailored mouth guards for each player.


Launch of Peninsula Dental Social Enterprise another first for Plymouth University

Authored by Matthew Vizard

At the end of last year Plymouth University became the first university in the world to be awarded the Social Enterprise Mark in recognition of its long-standing support for the sector.

The university has achieved another world first as the first education provider to incorporate a clinical entity into a social enterprise. The new social enterprise – Peninsula Dental Social Enterprise...