Dentistry: Training

Health written question – answered on 27th March 2007.

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Photo of David Crausby David Crausby Labour, Bolton North East

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many dental schools provide training for dentists in England; and how many places were offered by each dental school in each year since 1990.

Photo of Rosie Winterton Rosie Winterton The Minister of State, Department of Health

Information on the number of home and European Union students admitted to dental schools in England is available from 1993 onwards and is set out in the following tables.

Home/EU domicile, year 1
Students admitted
Dental school 1993-94 1994-95 1995-96 1996-97 1997-98 1998-99 1999-2000
University of Birmingham 69 73 74 69 68 71 70
University of Bristol 65 64 44 57 55 50 52
King's College London 157 156 154 149 167 142 130
University of Leeds 52 54 52 53 52 51 55
University of Liverpool 50 54 48 55 51 49 49
Queen Mary and Westfield College 57 59 53 53 52 54 57
University of Manchester 59 74 65 114 55 60 71
University of Newcastle upon Tyne 70 70 83 81 79 78 63
University of Sheffield 51 60 54 54 52, 48 53
Total England 630 664 627 685 631 603 600
Students admitted
Dental school 2000-01 2001-02 2002-03 2003-04 2004-05 2005-06
University of Birmingham 69 72 75 75 81 90
University of Bristol 50 51 55 54 53 84
King's College London 144 140 162 138 142 168
University of Leeds 50 54 61 55 52 85
University of Liverpool 45 49 52 63 60 90
Queen Mary and Westfield College 63 61 55 73 58 90
University of Manchester 74 73 71 77 79 59
University of Newcastle upon Tyne 72 68 70 69 80 98
University of Sheffield 56 58 64 68 69 84
Total England 623 626 665 672 674 848

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