CHARLOTTE, N.C., US/BRISTOL, UK: Dentsply Sirona, the world’s largest manufacturer of professional dental products and technologies, has continued its long partnership with Bristol Dental School to open a new multimillion-dollar dental facility in Bristol city centre. The new site was officially opened during an inauguration ceremony on 8 September and is equipped with cutting-edge equipment to ensure students have access to high-quality training and their patients to excellent oral healthcare.
The new Bristol Dental School site will host students throughout their training as they move from preclinical education through to treating patients in the clinical years. It is equipped with 119 Dentsply Sirona Intego Pro treatment centres and includes an ambidextrous version in order to cater easily for both right- and left-handed dentists. With access to modern and intuitive dental chair units, students will learn to provide a wide range of treatments to the local community while using advanced digital dentistry technology. Students in preclinical years will also have access to 56 Sim Intego simulation units, which will allow them to practise different skills needed for clinical practice and gain confidence before they start treating patients.
“We’ve been working with Dentsply Sirona for a number of years now and were pleased to be able to work in close collaboration once again to open this state-of-the-art facility for our dental students,” said James Tubman, senior school manager at Bristol Dental School. “The entire site, from the treatment spaces to the clinical skills suite, is designed to help our students put theory into practice and prepare to meet the needs of modern dental care. We are excited to see this new facility officially up and running—to the benefit of both students and their future patients,” he continued.
Future-proofing young dental professionals
The new Bristol Dental School facility was officially opened at the beginning of September and has already welcomed students, the new university year beginning in late September. With access to the new location, Bristol Dental School will now be able to expand its number of student places, introduce a range of new programmes and create jobs.
“The UK is currently facing a serious shortage of dental professionals, so we need to do all we can to ensure that the next generation of dentists has access to the excellent education and training available during their studies,” said Jörg Vogel, vice president of sales at Dentsply Sirona. “Bristol Dental School is paving the way in ensuring young dental professionals are well prepared to meet the demands of the future, bridging the gap between theory, skills labs and clinical practice. We are proud to have been a key partner in this project—our largest to date in the UK—and look forward to seeing the new facility in action,” he added.
High-quality tools and training for dental students around the world
Through its international special clinic solutions division, Dentsply Sirona partners with universities around the world to provide state-of-the-art training facilities to dental students. Having worked with more than 1,000 universities, hospitals and clinics worldwide on the planning, construction and fitting out of new dental facilities, the company draws on decades of experience to design excellent learning environments for future dentists.
Recently, Dentsply Sirona partnered with Nice University Hospital in France to open a new odontology centre for the university’s oral medicine, oral surgery and dentofacial orthopaedics specialties. The company has also been a long-term partner of the University of Pennsylvania, helping to establish its Care Center for Persons with Disabilities dedicated to ensuring that people with all forms of disability have access to quality oral healthcare.
More information about Dentsply Sirona’s international special clinic solutions can be found here.