Eastman Dental Institute


Why study at UCL Eastman?

We are a world-leading, academic centre for postgraduate dentistry and translational research. The Eastman name is synonymous with excellence, trust and respect in dentistry and we were ranked 12th in the world for Dentistry in the QS Rankings 2021. We produce accomplished graduates who often go on to become national and international sector leaders and pioneers.

We are committed to providing research-based education and as a student you will have excellent clinical exposure and access to patients with complex conditions.

As part of UCL, students have the opportunity to work with some of the greatest intellects in the world, access state-of-the-art facilities and collaborate with colleagues across multiple fields and disciplines. See below

Our teachers

Our programmes are led by international specialists. Many staff have roles in other organisations including the Royal College of Surgeons, the British Orthodontic Society and British Society of Periodontology.

Our staff have been recognised for their commitment to providing a superb supportive learning environment. Graduates will have high quality academic and clinical teaching and support to undertake personal research. Students are also allocated personal tutors during the time they are at the Eastman.

Visit our department pages to learn more about our academic staff.

Your fellow students

We currently have over 360 students from over 60 countries engaged on 23 programmes of study. There is excellent peer support within programmes and also within the Institute as a whole.

Student Academic Representatives are elected from each department to represent research students to Institute, Faculty and University management.

Facilities and support

Our new facilities boast state-of-the-art equipment, software and teaching spaces. The Institute has fully-equipped teaching classrooms, lecture theatres,  laboratories and clinical spaces. All programmes include excellent clinical exposure at the Eastman Dental Hospital. We also have access through UCL to other teaching hospitals such as Great Ormond Street and University College Hospital.

Specialist library and information services for students, researchers and professionals in the field of dental and oral health sciences is available in the libarary within the nearby UCL Cruciform Hub.

The Institute has received a Silver Athena SWAN Award in recognition of our commitment and success in addressing gender inequality. We have dedicated considerable resources to improving the opportunities, work-life balance and careers of women.


Our teaching and clinical training facilities, in the Rockefeller Building, are located at the heart of the UCL main campus and one of the world’s most exciting and diverse cities. Transport links are excellent and the UCLH Eastman Dental Hospital is across the road.

Our Microbial Diseases and Biomaterials research departments are based at the Royal Free Hospital in Hampstead. This enables close collaboration with the UCL Divisions of Medicine, Surgery and Infection & Immunity who are also on site.   

The Northern Line on the London Underground links the two sites, the journey from Euston to Belsize Park taking approximately 7 minutes. Direct bus journeys take around 25 minutes.

The benefits of being a part of UCL

As part of UCL, you will have the opportunity to work with colleagues across multiple fields and disciplines.

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Academic excellence

UCL is a world-leader in research, with outstanding results in the latest Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014; the Connected Curriculum scheme aims to ensure that students are able to learn through participating in research and enquiry at all levels of their programme of study.
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Many of our students access other faculties and research facilities in other parts of UCL. Superb clinical access is ensured not only through our close relationship with the Eastman Dental Hospital but through UCLH which allows us to access other institutions such as Great Ormond Street and the Royal Free Hospital.

The UCL Grand Challenge of Global Health brings together world class researchers to find solutions to global health problems, prevent suffering, and encourage policy change worldwide.

Facilities and resources

UCL has 18 library sites, including UCL Qatar. There are also visitable library collections such as special collections plus Research Grids within the Main and Science libraries. With more than two million books and subscriptions to more than 35,000 journals in a combination of electronic and print formats.

Study spaces are available in the libraries, hubs and the UCL Students' Union (UCLU). The newly opened Cruciform Hub incorporates space for seminars and project work, individual study, and a computer cluster

The UCL Centre for Languages & International Education (CLIE) offers excellent facilities for language learning.

UCL students can attend free lunch hour lectures, exhibitions, museums and collections.

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Training and support

UCL has an extensive training programme for students supporting the development of research skills, communication and collaboration skills, time management, motivational and leadership abilities, as well as social and cultural awareness. They also offer formal training in IT and academic writing and provide a wide range of teaching resources and the tools to undertake independent study. Find out more

UCL Centre for Advance Learning and Teaching runs workshops to prepare students for teaching responsibilities and students often go on to teach in UCL.

Support and welfare
UCL offers a number of support and health services to all students including a day nursery, health centre and facilities for those with disabilities. The University is also committed to students’ welfare and offers psychological support, housing advice and peer-to-peer support. Find out more about UCL's welfare and support services.

Support is available to international students before and after arriving at UCL through immigration advice and the International Students' Orientation Programme.

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Career prospects

By supporting you to achieve excellent results and giving you many opportunities to showcase your work, UCL helps you achieve your professional aims. UCL Careers Service offers help and advice, runs professional networking events, and is part of part of The Careers Group, University of London. Find out more

UCL Innovation and Enterprise offers training, networking and business support, as well as the opportunity to win start-up funding, enabling students seeking to start their own business.

You can also read about the advantages of carrying out research with us