The Edinburgh Dental Hospital and School on Chambers Street, home of the organisation from 1927 to 1997
The Lauriston Building, current home of the institute

The Edinburgh Dental Institute is a teaching body based in the Lauriston Building in Lauriston Place, Edinburgh. It is part of the University of Edinburgh.


The facility was formed as the Edinburgh Dental Dispensary in 1860.[1] It moved to a purpose-built building in Chambers Street as the Edinburgh Dental Hospital and School in 1927 and then joined the National Health Service in 1948.[1] The organisation moved to the Lauriston Building in 1997[2] and was renamed the Edinburgh Dental Institute in 1999.[3]


  1. ^ a b "Edinburgh Dental Hospital and School". Archives Hub. Retrieved 5 February 2020.
  2. ^ "Edinburgh Dental Hospital". Doors Open Days. Retrieved 5 February 2020.
  3. ^ "Edinburgh Dental Institute". Scottish Dental. Retrieved 5 February 2020.

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