Queen’s dentistry school could lose its teaching status

Northern Ireland’s only school of dentistry at Queen’s University in Belfast is at the centre of an official probe over concerns about the level of resources and quality of teaching, it can be revealed.

The university is at risk of losing the accreditation it requires from the General Dental Council (GDC) to allow it to teach dental students.

It comes as Queen’s is having to make £11m in efficiency savings and absorb 200 job losses.

The Belfast Telegraph can reveal the GDC’s chief executive and registrar, Evlynne Gilvarry, has written to the vice chancellor at Queen’s following concerns about the level of resources being dedicated to teaching dentistry.

The GDC, which quality assures the education of dentists across the UK, subsequently carried out an inspection and…Read more


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