According to the Guardian University Guide, the best ranked dental school in the UK is the University of Dundee, followed by Leeds (2nd), Queen's, Belfast (3rd), Sheffield (4th) and Cardiff (5th). Other dental schools in the top 10 list include: Glasgow, King's College London, Manchester, Newcastle and Birmingham.

The University of Dundee Dental School
- ranked first in the Guardian and Independent League Tables. The school gained an 'International Excellence' (Grade 5) in the last Research Assessment.
- undergraduate programmes offered include the Bachelor of Medical Science (BMSc) (Honours) degree, BSc in Oral Health Science and Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS). The subjects available for the BMSc (Hons) are Anatomy, Biochemistry, Biomedical Engineering, Cellular and Molecular Basis of Medicine, Developmental and Molecular Medicine, Forensic Medicine, Medical Microbiology, Medical Psychology, Pharmacology and Physiology.

University of Leeds
- The Dental Institute was ranked top in the UK in The Times 2006 survey, and awarded a grading of 4 out of 5 in the last RAE.
- The Leeds Dental Institute offers 'Bachelor of Dental Surgery' (BChD), which is a qualification required for registration with the Dentist's Register of the General Dental Council (GDC) in order to practice Dentistry in the UK.

Queen's University Belfast
- The School of Dentistry has research collaborations with national and international groups including the Universities of Cardiff, Dundee, Glasgow, Leeds, Liverpool, Helsinki, Minnesota, Toronto, etc.
- On completion of the five-year course the degree of BDS (Bachelor of Dental Surgery) is awarded.

University of Sheffield
- The School of Clinical Dentistry of the University of Sheffield is one of the best in the UK. It is rated as `Excellent´ in the Teaching Quality Assessment, achieving 23 out of 24 points.
- In the recent research assessment exercise (RAE) 2008, 70% of its research was graded as `world-leading´ or `internationally excellent´. It was ranked 4th among the UK dental schools.

Cardiff University
- The School of Dentistry at Cardiff University is the only one of its type in Wales.
- In the RAE 2008 the School established itself within the top 5 UK Dental Schools. It has been assessed as “Excellent” in the Teaching Quality Assessment (TQA).

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