Dentistry and Oral Health

The purpose-built health facilities at LRHS give our students modern, interactive learning experiences and support the ground-breaking work of our diverse team of researchers.

The clinical learning environments at LRHS provide realistic but safe spaces for students to start putting theory into practice. They help students develop the clinical and critical thinking skills that are vital for a career as a health professional.

Experience gained in our world-class facilities mean our students confidently enter the workplace for their clinical placements with our industry partners.

Dental Simulation Laboratories

Our purpose-built Dental Simulation Laboratories provide students with a world-class, modern, interactive environment where they can develop both periodontic and restorative dental clinical skills.

Each of the two laboratories has 30 simulated dental manikins, so each student has hands-on access throughout each teaching session.

Feedback and critique of technical performances are key to skill development. The built-in technology in these labs allow students to use a smart phone or tablet to record their performance at any time. They can save it to their online portfolio and review it whenever they like- alone or with peers/staff to see where they can improve.

Prosthodontic and Anatomy Laboratory

This flexible teaching space is used for prosthodontic and anatomy teaching, practical and laboratory exercises.

The space is equipped with multiple LCD overhead display screens and 28 student workstations, each with a laboratory straight handpiece and an individual suction unit.

The plaster room attached to the prosthodontic and anatomy lab includes:

  • model trimmers
  • plaster hoists
  • polishing lathe
  • vacuum mixers

Simulated Dental Clinic

Students get a taste for real-world dental and oral health practice in our Simulated Dental Clinic.

This teaching space has 8 fully equipped dental chairs and a clinical grade sterilisation area.

Students get carefully supervised real-world practical experience in this authentic clinic environment.  Skills and techniques developed here include infection control procedures, non-invasive dental procedures and other procedures such as x-rays using dental manikins.