The Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

Leeds Dental Institute

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





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.