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Professor Marie Therese Hosey

Professor Marie Therese Hosey

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Professor of Clinical Paediatric Dentistry

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Professor Marie Therese Hosey is Head of Paediatric Dentistry at the Faculty of Dentistry, Oral & Craniofacial Sciences, King’s College London and a paediatric dental consultant at King’s College and Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospitals. orcid.org/0000-0003-1178-4106

She is one of the few UK dentists to have trained in general anaesthesia.  Her research interests include the pharmacological and behavioural management of anxious children especially those with Early Childhood Caries, to improve their safety and comfort and to reduce post-operative psychological and physical morbidity. She has developed family-friendly computer games to prepare children psychologically for treatment and to deliver preventive advice within non-clinical settings.  She also collaborates with craniofacial scientists to discover new genes in children with clefts.  

Her research funding has been mainly for Phase III randomised controlled clinical trials from NIHR and the Scottish Chief Scientist office. She and is co-director of CEDACORE (Children Experiencing Dental Anxiety Collaboration on Research and Education), an international collaboration spanning Brazil and the Middle East. She authored the UK and European national guidelines on paediatric dental sedation. She has contributed to six dental and medical textbooks and is editor of four. She has examined at all levels both at home and abroad.