Derriford Dental Education FacilityDental students, nurses, clinical supervisors and patients using the Derriford Dental Education Facility.

Want to make contact with that long-lost friend you shared endless nights revising MCQs with?

Ask a former teacher that question you never got around to asking?

Are you a current student and want to receive valuable advice from alumni?

Join the University of Plymouth dentistry alumni network and start connecting.

Link up with current students, academic staff and alumni worldwide. Find out more about upcoming events, reunions and career development.

Catch up with us on Microsoft Teams

We've created a dedicated Teams channel for all our former and current students. Join the chat and catch up with other alumni, academic staff and students.

You will also find regularly updated information about CPD and upcoming events, postgraduate courses, contact information to support applications and references, help and advice, and anything else you may need.

Everyone is welcome to post and share information.

Join dentistry alumni on Teams

Peninsula Dental School, class of 2015.
Class of 2015, image shared by a member of our network

Expand your knowledge

Further your career with a postgraduate qualification or CPD course.

We offer a range of high quality MSc programmes and CPD courses for dental professionals. CPD courses are based upon teaching that we already provide in our popular MSc programmes. The teaching is delivered by highly experienced specialists and consultants, who are renowned nationally and internationally.

Find out more about further study

Dental students in Phantom Head room in Portland Square.

Budding Black Dentists

Budding Black Dentists is a platform founded by Elizabeth Fynn-Famodun, a final year Dental Student at the University of Plymouth, who not only noticed the alarming lack of black representation in the field of dentistry, but also the need to target this issue. This finding became more evident after herself and her colleagues, Vivienne Onamusi (BDS 4) and El-Eden Biney (BDS 5), attended a dental-student conference and found that they were amongst only a handful of black dental students present. This was not the case for those of Asian and Caucasian backgrounds. This lack of representation is clearly reflected in the dental professional as a whole - the three students found that only 3% of Dentists in the world identify as black. This ultimately meant that finding mentorship as a young black dental professional in the hands of someone that looked like us would be near impossible, which would create a domino effect as there would be few black professionals to look up to.

In aims to combat this, the three dental students launched a non-profit organisation to equip aspiring dental applicants with the necessary tools needed for each stage of their dental journey, to help to educate the black community on the importance of oral health and what dentistry entails, via outreach programmes, and to establish a strong support network of aspiring and qualified black dentists for the facilitation of mentoring schemes.

Budding Black Dentists now consists of a team of 16 dental students from ethnic minority backgrounds based in various UK dental schools, who all share this vision and deeply aspire for change to be made in the near future.

Vivienne, Elizabeth and El-Eden, founders of the Budding Black Dentists platform

Graduate Outcomes survey for recent dentistry graduates

Graduate Outcomes (GO) is a survey to find out what recent graduates go on to do after they have graduated.

The survey is important because your opinions will help current and future students gain an insight into career destinations and development and the Dental School to shape our programmes for students who are following in your footsteps.

Please keep your details up to date and respond when HESA contacts you to complete the survey.

Find out more about the Graduate Outcomes survey

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