Unit Of Paediatric Dentistry

The unit of Paediatric Dentistry is part of the of the Department of Craniofacial Growth & Development department of Craniofacial Growth & Development and carries out specialist dental treatment for children and young adults under 17 years of age. Our large consultant team has special expertise in caring for young patients with dental anomalies, dento-alveolar trauma and with special needs. We are a busy department with strong links to the Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children and also University College Hospital.

The unit is a leader in education delivery, it was one of the first to offer a professional doctorate of Paediatric Dentistry in the UK and also offers a unique blended learning part-time MSc.

World Class Education

The unit provides high quality training in the clinical and research skills needed for specialist practitioners. Our facilities are modern and graduates are exposed to a wide range of treatment modalities including general anaesthesia and sedation. Teaching is through face to face seminars and online learning material that graduates can access at their own pace. We have staff members who examine for MPaedDent both here and overseas.

Research Interests

Research interests are closely allied to Institute research themes and include dental anomalies, novel restorative materials and management of pain and anxiety.

Paediatric Dentistry


The department offers the following postgraduate courses:

Paediatric Dentistry MSc

Paediatric Dentistry DDent

Staff and Contact

Unit Head: Dr Paul Ashley
UCL Eastman Dental Institute
256 Gray's Inn Road
London WC1X 8LD
Tel. +44 (0)20 3456 1022
Fax. +44 (0)20 3456 2329
Email. p.ashley@ucl.ac.uk

Unit of Paediatric Dentistry academic staff

Study at UCL Eastman Dental Institute