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University dentists get their 15 minutes of fame

05 Jun 2014

Dental Hospital to feature in ITV documentary

ITV's The Dentists

Staff and patients from the University Dental Hospital of Manchester are the subject of a new observational documentary airing on ITV on 16 June.

Programme-makers spent eight weeks at the Dental Hospital which is staffed by Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and The University of Manchester’s Dental School.

The crew watched operations and followed both routine and more complex procedures.

The hospital is one of the leading clinical dental facilities in the UK and the film will follow patients being treated, including those undergoing cutting-edge dental and facial reconstructions. It will also highlight the problem of children and adults needing numerous teeth extracted.

Dr Mike Pemberton, Clinical Head of Division at the University Dental Hospital of Manchester, said: “I welcome the opportunity this programme allows, to showcase the care, dedication and professionalism delivered by the staff working in the Dental Hospital.

“The programme highlights the varied nature of the dentistry we undertake and will help the public to understand our work better.”

Professor Paul Coulthard, Dean of the School of Dentistry, said: “'The Dentists’ provides insight into the range of dental care offered by the University Dental Hospital of Manchester. This innovative care is developed in partnership with the School of Dentistry that is responsible for training dentists and produces world-class research that is at the forefront of changing practice around the world.”

The Dentists was commissioned by controller of popular factual Jo Clinton-Davis.