Dentistry & Domestic Violence

An invaluable opportunity has opened for BDS 4 & 5 students, alongside final year BSc students. You will be able to take part in a public engagement research activity relating to improving dental care professionals skills in identifying and supporting victims of domestic violence.

Dentistry Responding to Domestic Violence and Abuse: A Public Engagement Activity with Dentists and Dental Care Professionals.”

The public engagement hands-on workshop is led by Prof Paul Coulthard, School of Dentistry, with support from Mrs Omolade Femi-Ajao, Dr Jenna Ashton and Dr Erinma Ochu.

We are aiming to use arts to engage with current dental care professionals in order to raise their awareness of domestic violence and how to support its victims. There are some shocking statistics regarding domestic violence, and Manchester is at the forefront of developing a strategy to help domestic violence victims who use dental care services.

Volunteers will have to commit to all of the following dates;

Monday June 13th 12.00 – 2.00 pm

Tuesday June 14th 12.00 – 2.00 pm

Monday June 20th 12.00 – 2.00 pm

Tuesday June 21st 12.00 – 2.00 pm

Lunch will be provided to all volunteers on all of the above dates.

The public engagement is exclusively for students at the University of Manchester, School of Dentistry and has received full ethical approval.

The funding has been sourced from:

  • Welcome Trust –

Several charities & organisations are involved with this study, and there is a potential for developing training modules relating to domestic violence & dentistry within the UG curriculum and beyond.

For more information or if you are interested in taking part with the research and public engagement please contact;