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The Dentists on ITV - TONIGHT!


Staff and patients from the Dental Hospital are the subject of a new observational documentary, due to air on ITV at 9pm tonight.

Programme-makers spent eight weeks at the Hospital, one of the leading clinical dental facilities in the UK, filming operations and following both routine and more complex procedures.

photo1The film will follow patients being treated, including those undergoing cutting-edge dental and facial reconstructions. It will also highlight the problem of children and adults needing numerous teeth extracted. Downton Abbey's Hugh Bonneville will narrate.

Dr Mike Pemberton, Clinical Head of Division at the Dental Hospital, said: "I welcome the opportunity this programme allows, to showcase the care, dedication and professionalism delivered by the staff working in the Dental Hospital. The programme highlights the varied photo2nature of the dentistry we undertake and will help the public to understand our work better."

Professor Paul Coulthard, Head of the School of Dentistry at The University of Manchester, said: "'The Dentists' provides insight into the range of dental care offered by the University Dental Hospital of Manchester. This innovative care is developed from world-class research produced in partnership with the School of Dentistry that is at the forefront of changing practice around the world."