Unit Of Paediatric Dentistry

Part of the department of Craniofacial Growth & Development

Paediatric Dentistry


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

The unit was one of the first to offer a professional doctorate of Paediatric Dentistry in the UK and the first to provide certificate level training.

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

Research Interests

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


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