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Faculty of Dentistry, Oral & Craniofacial Sciences

The Faculty of Dentistry, Oral & Craniofacial Sciences is leading the way in improving oral health through initiatives that connect students and staff with our local communities.  

London, and areas close to King’s five campuses and partner NHS Trusts, has some of the poorest oral health in the UK and the Faculty works to enhance and improve oral healthcare across the capital.

In collaboration with its London teaching hospital partners – Guy’s, King’s College and St Thomas’ – the Faculty trains dental professionals at all levels and undertakes world-class scientific, clinical and translational research.

Faculty collaborations with London include:

  • The pioneering Clinical Humanities for Dental Undergraduates module, a first within dental schools. Using London as a living classroom – and working in partnership with local communities –students reflect on person-centred care and consider clinical practice through a socio-cultural lens. The academic disciplines of the arts and humanities, steeped in subjectivity and interpretation, teach critical analysis, promote the contesting of ideas and foster creativity.
  • Final-year students offer free dental care at the Maurice Wohl Dental Centre at West Norwood Health and Leisure Centre to people in south London who struggle to access oral healthcare
  • King's Smile Society connects King's dental students with our local communities through outreach work. The society is a non-profit charitable organisation run by students, aiming to improve knowledge of good dental health through interactive workshops for children at Key Stages 1 to 3 and advice sessions for older students.
  • Building and sustaining partnerships with undergraduate dental schools across London, at Queen Mary University of London and the postgraduate UCL Eastman Dental Hospital, enhancing mutually usable resources and improving patient care across the city.


King’s faculties work in London