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.


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.


Degree:B DENT Sc
Duration:5 YEARS
Number of students:400




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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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


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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