The University of Portsmouth Dental Academy has been nominated for ‘Dental Practice of the Year’ award in the city’s Best of Health Awards.
The winner will be announced at the awards evening on November 4 in the Guildhall.
The event is run by evening newspaper The News and includes 12 categories, including awards for GPs, hospital doctors, pharmacists, and those working in mental health and community health.
Clinical Director of the Dental Academy Latha Davda said: “We were thrilled to be nominated by our patients for this award and to then be shortlisted. All our staff and students work hard to offer excellent dental care. The care is provided by a variety of dental professionals working as a team ensuring tomorrow’s dental professionals are trained to very high standards.”
The Dental Academy is a partnership between the University of Portsmouth, King’s College London Dental Institute and the National Health Service. It opened in 2010 and was known as the School of Professionals Complementary to Dentistry before that. It offers team-based undergraduate teaching for dental care professionals and student dentists to train together, working side by side to mimic a high street practice.
It currently has 3,620 patients registered.
Last year, the Dental Academy was declared the best department at the King’s College London Dental Institute for receiving the best overall feedback from the dental students. A senior member of the teaching staff, Dr David Radford won a teaching award at the King’s College London annual awards for contribution to outstanding student experience.
Mark Waldron, editor of The News, said in a report in the newspaper: “The Best of Health Awards is a great way of honouring all those who devote so much time and effort to helping others.
“The News holds many awards to champion the great and the good across the Portsmouth area, and this is another example of turning the spotlight on people in our patch.”