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A year on, looking back at HM The Queen's visit to Birmingham Dental Hospital and School - picture special

It was smiles all round as Her Majesty The Queen delighted staff, students and guests on an official visit to the new Birmingham Dental Hospital and School of Dentistry in November, 2015.


The Queen, accompanied by His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh, spent more than two hours at the £50 million development, which replaced the 50-year-old predecessor building in the city centre.

Click here to read the full story about The Queen's visit to the new Birmingham Dental Hospital and School of Dentistry and for all the background to this landmark development.

CEO Tracy Taylor introduces HM The Queen to Chair Tom Storrow.
BCHC chief executive Tracy Taylor introduces HM The Queen to chair Tom Storrow.
The Queen is presented to consultant in oral surgery Mike Murphy and and consultant in oral medicine Andrea Richards.
The Queen is presented to consultant in oral surgery Mike Murphy and and consultant in oral medicine Andrea Richards.
Senior instructor in dental technical methods Philip Murphy demonstrates models in the X-ray tutorial room.
Snr instructor in dental tech methods Philip Murphy demonstrates models in the X-ray tutorial room.
The Queen meets general manager Helen Lappin, supt radiographer Jean Kelly and production lab manager Robert Harrison.
The Queen meets general manager Helen Lappin, supt radiographer Jean Kelly and production lab manager Robert Harrison.
The Queen is presented to associate director of dental services Janet Clarke and director of education at the School of Dentistry Professory Deborah White.
The Queen is presented to associate director of dental services Janet Clarke and director of education at the School of Dentistry Professory Deborah White.
The Queen is introduced to long-standing patient Gerald Brown, accompanied by senior lecturer and hon. consultant in restorative dentistry Dr David Attrill.
The Queen is introduced to long-standing patient Gerald Brown, accompanied by senior lecturer and hon. consultant in restorative dentistry Dr David Attrill.
Dental nurse Jackie Gorman (left) and specialty dentist in restorative dentistry Harriet Moss demonstrate cannulation as The Queen visits the sedation bay.
Dental nurse Jackie Gorman (left) and specialty dentist in restorative dentistry Harriet Moss demonstrate cannulation as The Queen visits the sedation bay.
Nurses with flags
Nurses applauded and waved Union Flags as HM The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh made their way into the ground floor atrium to unveil a plaque commemorating her visit.
Ten-year-old Verity Thomas presents HM The Queen with a farewell posy.
Ten-year-old Verity Thomas presents HM The Queen with a farewell posy.
HM The Queen unveils the commemorative plaque
HM The Queen unveils the commemorative plaque watched by BCHC chief executive Tracy Taylor. The distinctive glasswork was made by local artist Charlotte Hughes-Martin.
The commemorative plaque.