Eastman Dental Institute


A message from our Director

Professor Porter

Welcome to UCL Eastman Dental Institute. The Institute is recognised internationally as one of the leading centres of research and postgraduate education in the field of oral health care. Together with UCLHT Eastman Dental Hospital, the Institute provides advanced specialist care to patients with complex orofacial disease; a partnership of excellence in clinical care and postgraduate training that has lasted almost 70 years.

The quality of the Institute’s research is demonstrated through successive high rankings in UK Government research assessments, high rates of citation of publication in high-impact peer-reviewed journals, innovative and extensive knowledge transfer and the ability to recruit researchers and teachers of international standing.

The Institute is the largest dental school in the UK dedicated solely to postgraduate education. It delivers among the widest range of postgraduate programmes of any dental school worldwide. The Institute has a record of producing successful graduates; many of its Alumni have gone on to become high-profile figures within the dental profession across the globe. The Institute holds a Silver Athena SWAN award – a major recognition of our work to enhance the academic lives of women.

Jointly, the Institute and Hospital have one of the highest concentrations of oral health care specialists in Europe; many are leading experts in their clinical field. The Eastman promotes the highest standards in oral health care and provides first-rate clinical care to patients from London as well as many other regions in England.

The UCL Eastman Dental Institute is a vibrant community of clinicians, scientists and allied staff focused on a central mission; to promote oral health and wellbeing by advancing knowledge of the causes of orofacial disease and the prevention, repair and regeneration of resultant tissue abnormalities, and to translate such findings into clinical practice. It is through the accomplishment of this mission that we are committed to advancing oral health provision in the UK, Europe and worldwide.

Professor Stephen Porter