The Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

Leeds Dental Institute

The Leeds Dental Institute works to improve patient dental care through research and education.




Leeds Dental Institute Coronavirus Update:

last updated 26 March 2020

All routine clinical activity at Leeds Dental Institute has been postponed until further notice. Essential specialist services for adults and children that are currently continuing include: 

  • Maxillofacial trauma and oncology (new suspected cancers and reviews)

  • Limited oral medicine service (existing patients and urgent new patients)

  • Restorative dentistry support for head and neck cancer patients

  • Acute dental support for medically compromised patients

  • Emergency and Urgent Dental Care for existing Leeds Dental Institute patients


Leeds Dental Institute will not be accepting any routine referrals. Any referrals that are deemed urgent will be triaged and telephone consultations may be offered.

For Patients

Please do not come to the Dental Institute unless you have been given an urgent appointment.

We request the following:

  • If you are an adult, please come alone and observe social distancing (other than when being examined)

  • If you are a parent/legal guardian of a child who has an appointment for urgent treatment, please do not bring any other adults or siblings of the child to ensure appropriate social distancing.

  • Please let us know if you or someone you live with has a high temperature or a new continuous cough. Do not leave your home and await further instruction.

  • Please use the main dental hospital entrance (revolving door) of Worsley Building, not via the hospital link bridge.

Orthodontic Treatment

Currently we are not able to see patients for routine orthodontic appointments. This includes patients with sleep appliances. If you have any concerns about your brace treatment, please contact us.

Additional information from Yorkshire and Humber Orthodontic Managed Clinical Network can be found HERE, which includes a list of frequently asked questions.




Run as a partnership between the University of Leeds and Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, the Institute provides routine dental care to support the training of the next generation of dental care professionals - dentists, dental hygienists, dental therapists, dental technicians and dental nurses.

It is an NHS teaching hospital providing specialist treatment and advice to the population of Leeds and the surrounding region.

What we do

Leeds Dental Institute provides specialist treatments and advice following a referral from a dentist or doctor. This covers the full range of dental specialties, oral and maxillofacial surgery as well as oral medicine.

Dental students from the University of Leeds provide routine dental treatments as part of their training.
It also runs three outreach teaching centres in South Leeds, Bradford and Hull to provide dental care in the community and as part of the student's learning experience.

Research with the highest standards of clinical governance and rigour is also undertaken at the Institute by clinical and basic science researchers with international reputations in their fields who also train tomorrow's clinical academic researchers.

The Dental Translational and Clinical Trials Research Unit, funded by the Wellcome Trust, is a state-of-the-art research clinic dedicated to the delivery of world class translational and clinical research in dentistry.

The Skeletal Tissues Research Bank facilitates the work of our staff, students and collaborators in skeletal tissue engineering, regenerative medicine and stem cell biology. The tissue bank status means the Institute adheres strictly to the Human Tissues Act and acts as a guarantee for the highest standards of clinical governance and protection for our patient donors.