Trinity College Dublin, The University of Dublin

The School of Dental Science works in partnership with the co-located Dublin Dental University Hospital (DDUH) Educational programmes encompass undergraduate, postgraduate, auxiliary and continuing education programmes across all the specialties in dentistry. The Dublin Dental University Hospital is a national centre of excellence in education, research and patient care. The School has an active research ethos with a research led curriculum and opportunities for all students to actively engage in research. Students also have the opportunity to work in other European dental schools as part of the Erasmus Exchange programme. Located in the busy centre of the city, DDUH provides primary, secondary and tertiary dental care for patients at a local and national level.

DEAN'S WELCOME

At the Dublin Dental University Hospital, we pride ourselves in providing internationally recognised education and specialist training programmes for all members of the dental team. The DDUH is a centre of excellence where we integrate world-class teaching, research and clinical facilities, with an open environment in which students, clinicians and researchers benefit from working side-by-side. We are proud that our graduates are in high demand based on their excellence in academic achievements and clinical skills. We look forward to welcoming you to our Dental School and Hospital.

COURSE DETAILS

Degree:B DENT Sc
Duration:5 YEARS
Year begins:SEPTEMBER EACH YEAR
Location:IRELAND
Number of students:400

COURSE FEATURES

  • EARLY PATIENT CONTACT
  • INTEGRATED SYSTEMS-BASED, HYBRID CURRICULUM
  • WORLD-CLASS FACILITIES
  • EXCELLENT TEACHING
  • WORLD-LEADING RESEARCH

CURRICULUM

The curriculum is a hybrid of problem-based learning, laboratory classes, lectures, and clinical placements with early clinical exposure. Students must demonstrate competency on laboratory simulators before progressing to the supervised treatment of patients in Year 2. Students have the opportunity to work in teams with students in the auxiliary programmes in the School. By fifth year, students are expected to have undertaken a wide range of treatments similar to those provided in general dental practice.

TEACHING FACILITIES

The Dublin Dental University Hospital is a centre of excellence in patient care, education and research, all integrated in the one building on the Trinity College campus. The DDUH has state of the art outpatient clinics and clinical skills laboratories. Additional facilities include lecture rooms, seminar rooms, computer rooms, a staff-student common room and research laboratories. The School utilises contemporary resources in  information and communication technology and has a special library hosting the largest collection of dental literature in Ireland. Increasingly, courses are being offered online.

RESEARCH

The Dublin Dental University Hospital (DDUH) is strongly committed to improving health, in particular oral health, in Ireland through research to further our knowledge and understanding of dental science and oral biology. Research is one of the three core activities of the DDUH and our commitment to excellence in research and research-led teaching is evident in the high quality of research output in recent years made possible by strategic investment in infrastructure and staff. Our research is recognized internationally and many DDUH staff members are active in the international research arena, publishing in high impact journals, presenting and chairing at international conferences and through membership of editorial boards. Our vision is to continue to be a leading research-led Dental School and to continue to produce research with the potential to enhance oral health outcomes.

STUDENT EXPERIENCE

Trinity College offers students an unparalleled experience, with 120 societies and 48 sports clubs, as well as course-specific social events for you to get to know your new classmates, not to mention the legendary Trinity Ball.

STUDENT ACCOMODATION

Trinity Hall is a large, friendly complex with its own Junior Common Room that organises many social activities and outings. Trinity Hall accommodates over 1,000 students in shared single or twin apartments with several different room types. This well-equipped residence is 4 kms from the city centre with good public transport connections by LUAS (tram) and bus.

Jonathan Loke

​​Hello! My name is Jonathan Loke, I am a final year currently studying in Trinity College! I first decided to study in Ireland as I knew friends who were applying to Ireland so they were quite familiar with the whole application process and I also knew seniors who were already studying Medicine in Ireland and had really good experiences studying there. In retrospect, I am truly glad that I did! I really enjoy the pace of life in Dublin, as well as the accessibility of everything. Dublin is a very vibrant city, with new cafes and restaurants popping up every other week. The people in Dublin, especially the patients in the hospitals are always friendly and willing to help or just chat. I found this especially helpful in Medicine, where communication forms such a big part in trying to take a proper medical history… Read More

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Janice Chai Sin Peng


Stepping into a new country knowing little was intimidating but it turned out to be a journey full of wonders and excitement. Ireland is a place with diversity, full of people coming from all around the world. Being in this environment, I am able to meet like-minded people that I am able to exchange our intellectual and cultural experiences with. Encounters of people with different worldviews can be daunting but the meaningful conversations helped expand my pre-existing understanding of social and academic concepts. The relationship that I build with the people here and the memories are priceless and precious…Read More

Trinity College Dublin; Medical Student

Kai

​​Ireland, a country with vibrant cities and beautiful sceneries, as well as warming and welcoming people is the reason I chose to study in Ireland.

I truly enjoyed my time here studying and living in Ireland. In Trinity College Dublin, there is a good balance of international students which makes a friendly community. Everyone is extremely friendly and welcoming and we learn about different backgrounds and cultures… Read more

Trinity College Dublin; Medical Student

Jin

​​Ireland is a beautiful country and needs no introduction for its friendly people and beautiful sceneries. The atmosphere and people in Dublin are lovely. There are many attractions nearby if you are up for a coastal walk or craving crispy fish and chips.

Trinity College Dublin is a world-class university with an excellent education and support system. The campus equipped with many facilities, and the daily necessities are within reach in the surrounding by walking distance. Read more

Trinity College Dublin; Medical Student

Michelle Kwok

​​I decided to study in Trinity College Dublin as the school has a rich history and is recognised by the Singapore Medical Council. Its location in the city centre was one of the contributing factors since I enjoyed the hustle and bustle of city life. The people of Ireland are extremely welcoming and friendly, and the country has breathtaking coastal hikes. I particularly enjoyed that Trinity factored in 3 years of clinical exposure. The 4th year was especially structured covering OBGYN, Paediatrics, Psychiatry and GP. The emphasis on self-directed learning prepares us continued learning in the future as we progress as physicians. Although moving to a new country initially was difficult, IUMC allowed me to get to know other like- minded individuals in Singapore before leaving for Ireland. This made the move to Ireland a less intimidating experience.

Trinity College Dublin; Medical Student

Yun Liau

​​Placements and Hospitals
In TCD, we have three years of clinical experience which is more than some other universities in Ireland. This allows us to have more time to hone our clinical skills.

In Year 3 and Year 5, we are assigned to medical or surgical rotations. This is mostly done in St James’ Hospital (SJH) or Tallaght University Hospital (TUH). Other sites include Royal Victoria Eye and Ear Hospital (RVEEH), Naas General Hospital, Blackrock Hospital, National Rehabilitation Hospital, Hermitage Medical Clinic… Read more

Trinity College Dublin; Medical Student

Yen Yen Ho

I was surprised by how friendly and helpful Irish people were – this helped me settle in immediately in this place I call home for the next five years. It was easy to adapt to the Irish culture as Irish people are warm and approachable and the food is nothing short of delicious!

Studying medicine in Ireland has vastly enhanced my knowledge and the structured clinical opportunities in different hospital rotations has allowed me to gain significant clinical skills. The lecturers are very helpful and the hospital doctors are always happy to include students in the team. Overall, the learning experience has been great and I am looking forward to completing my medical journey here.

Trinity College Dublin; Medical Student

Ambrish Roshan

Dentistry at Trinity College has been an extremely enriching experience. The Dublin Dental Hospital is well  equipped with up- to-date facilities & cutting-edge technology. Highly qualified clinical supervisors and lecturers provide individual guidance and evidence-based training. Students have vast clinical exposure from 2nd year on, hence producing very clinically experienced graduates.

Personally, I enjoy being able to manage my own portfolio of patients, seeing them through to full health and managing every aspect of their oral health. The Bachelor of Dental Science degree opens a myriad of opportunities with graduates being able to practice dentistry almost anywhere in the world, testimony to the high quality of the undergraduate training programme.

Trinity College Dublin; Dental Science Student

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