Dental students in the SDLE
The state-of-the-art Simulated Dental Learning Environment (SDLE) offers you the chance to learn and experience all aspects of providing dental care in a safe, controlled environment. The University of Plymouth has a total of 93 phantom heads, across our Truro, Exeter and Plymouth campuses.
Our largest SDLE based in Portland Square on our city-centre campus, hosts a purpose-built facility across 3 rooms. Here students learn how to deliver dental and dental hygiene therapy treatment in a closely supervised simulated clinical environment. Each pod in is an identical replica of a dental surgery with 68 'phantom heads' on which you can practice techniques. All our undergraduate and postgraduate students will have opportunities to use the SDLE and clinical sites.

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Undergraduate courses

Postgraduate taught programmes

  • MSc Endodontics (Part-time)

    Develop and deliver high-quality dentistry with our programme in Endodontics. Led by a team of consultants and specialists, this programme is structured to a...

  • MSc Oral Surgery (Part-time)

    Develop your confidence and competence in oral surgery (OS) with this highly practical MSc designed to enable working dental practitioners to study for a pos...

  • MSc Orthodontics (Part-time)

    The programme includes academic and clinical teaching of orthodontic case assessment, diagnosis, treatment planning and treatment, using a case-based approac...

  • MSc Periodontology (Part-time)

    Develop and deliver high-quality dentistry with our periodontology programme. Led by a team of consultants and specialists, this programme is structured to a...

  • MSc Restorative Dentistry (Part-time)

    Develop and deliver high-quality dentistry with our restorative dentistry programme. Led by a team of consultants and complemented by respected visiting spec...

The Simulated Dental Learning Environment (SDLE) is located in the Portland Square Building located opposite Drake's Reservoir half way up North Hill. 
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