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Carlisle Dental Centre


To ensure residents of Cumbria are able to receive dental care from an NHS dentist, the Government has introduced a scheme to train dental students in the county. It is intended that, on qualification, they will find employment in local dental practices.

There are four dental education centres in the north of England: Carlisle, Morecambe, Accrington and Blackpool.

Each accepts eight students to undertake a four year training programme leading to qualification as a dentist.


The Carlisle Dental Centre has commenced training dental students in a recently completed state-of-the-art building in the grounds of the Cumberland Infirmary.

This project is a collaboration between the local NHS health organisations (North Cumbria University Hospitals Trust and NHS Cumbria – the primary care trust), the North West Strategic Health Authority and the Universities of Liverpool, Central Lancashire and Cumbria.

The £4 million project was officially opened in February 2009 by the Chief Dental Officer for England, Dr Barry Cockcroft.

The dental students are closely supervised by two senior dentists employed by the University of Central Lancashire (UCLAN).

The two-storey building also houses the NHS Cumbria Dental Service team, which has relocated from Central Clinic, Carlisle.  This team comprises of dentists and specialist dental therapists, hygienists, technicians, nurses, secretaries and receptionists who are responsible for the delivery of advanced specialist care to patients referred mainly by local dental practitioners. Emergency and urgent dental care is also provided during daytime and evenings, both on weekdays and weekends.

The response from patients who have attended this centre has been very positive with many favourable comments about the modern surgery design and the up-to-date equipment.


Carlisle Dental Centre
Infirmary Street

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Tel: 01228 608199

Opening hours

Monday – Friday (All Clinics)

8.30 am – 5.00 pm

Opening Hours - Out of Hours Emergency Dental Service Clinic

Monday to Friday 6.00 pm – 10.00 pm

Saturday & Sunday 9.00 am – 1.00 pm & 6.00 pm – 10.00 pm


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