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Dental nursing academy

Why train with us

St Thomas' Hospital

Guy’s and St Thomas’ is one of the largest hospital trusts in the country, with around 18,050 staff, a turnover of £1.7 billion and 2.6 million patient contacts a year.

We are guided by our values in everything that we do, which are: putting patients first; taking pride in what we do; respecting others; striving to be the best and acting with integrity.

The Dental Institute

The Dental Institute is comprised of three components:

  • the Dental Hospital of Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust          
  • the Dental Hospital of King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
  • King’s College London Dental Institute.

Guy's HospitalThe institute is based on both the Guy's and St Thomas' campuses. Both sites offer modern facilities for the care of patients, teaching and research. The institute is committed to becoming the major dental university hospital in the UK and to staying in the forefront of patient care, teaching and research.

The Dental Hospital and Institute together aim to provide excellence in the delivery of oral and dental care, training and education. As a teaching hospital, the majority of outpatients are treated by students under the direct supervision of a registered dentist.

The Dental Institute comprises of 12 dental specialities and:

  • 271 dental chairs
  • 780 undergraduate students
  • 143 postgraduate students   
  • 200 dental nurses and nursing assistants
  • 10 general nurses
  • 312 dentists
  • 6 hygienists
  • 4 orthodontic therapists
  • 1 orthodontic therapist trainee
  • 65 administrative and clerical staff
  • 22 technicians and laboratory assistants.

Dental services

Find out about our dental services at Guy's and St Thomas'.

Benefits of working here

We offer a wide range of staff benefits and services.