University Dental Hospital of Manchester Charity

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The first Dental Hospital in Manchester opened in 1883 in Grosvenor Street, the first dental students were admitted two years later in 1885. Since then the Dental Hospital and School have occupied several other buildings. The current building was purpose built as a University Dental Hospital in 1939 and the construction funds were donated by Sir Samuel Turner from Rochdale.

Today the University Dental Hospital is one of the key specialist dental hospitals in the UK. Around 90,000 patients attend for treatment every year. Situated on the Manchester University Campus, the Dental Hospital is part of the Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust.

The work we do:

The University Dental Hospital of Manchester provides specialist treatment and the highest standards of care for patients in a number of areas including:

  • Oral and Maxillofacial Specialities - Our specialist teams deal with the diagnosis, treatment and healthcare of diseases, abnormalities and injuries affecting the mouth, face and jaws. Surgical specialisms include surgery following trauma or cancer and jaw correction as well as dental implant operations and the removal of impacted wisdom teeth.
  • Restorative Dentistry - The restorative dental team specialise in caring for patients who require dental implants or haven’t developed all of their adult teeth, as well as those recovering from head and neck cancers, patients with cleft palates and those requiring reconstruction after trauma.
  • Department of Child Dental Health - The Department of Child Dental Health in the University Dental Hospital of Manchester acts as a regional referral centre for Paediatric Dental care in the North West of England. The unit provides specialised management of children with oral and developmental problems, treatment for patients who have sustained traumatic dental injury, support for specialised paediatric teams caring for children with complex problems such as cleft lip and palate and specialised services for patients who may require treatment under general anaesthesia. The unit also specialises in the management of children suffering with dental anxiety. The medical teams are able to help these patients by providing care with inhalational analgesia (happy air), intravenous sedation or general anaesthesia.

Over the past twelve months charitable support has helped us to refurbish the child dental health unit into a more child friendly unit - helping a child to relax which in turn helps make their hospital experience better.