Supervised over 30 research projects mostly at Masters level including 4 PhDs. Research work has been a mixture of basic sciences, clinical and translational investigating dentine sensitivity treatment and assessment, periodontal- systemic links and inflammation including pregnancy outcome, monitoring and assessment of periodontal tissues in health and disease
Currently focusing on biomarkers for periodontal and other diseases, periodontal-systemic links, inflammation, epidemiology, disease measurement and associations with microbiome, as well as tissues imaging and the use of technology for education and for improving the physical performance of clinicians.
Involved in dental education for over 25 years at DCP, BDS and postgraduate level, Discipline (clinical and academic) lead for Periodontology for 14 years and postgraduate / specialist programme lead for 10 years, developing undergraduate and postgraduate programmes using technology and new clinical innovations with an evidence-based approach.
Deputy Director, Student Welfare at FoDOCS 2005-2009.
External examiner at undergraduate, Masters and PhD level at various UK and international schools, presently Periodontology Lead for MRD at RCS England.
Finalist Dental Defense Union Dental Teacher of the Year Award and KCL Teaching Excellence Award, 2003.
KCL representative, DDU Dental Teacher of the Year Award, 2005.
Awarded Registered Practitioner (now Fellow) status Higher Education Academy April 2006.
Nominated by student body for Institute Teaching Excellence Award, 2006, 2008, 2017.
President 2019 (Secretary, Teachers Section 1999-2001; Chair, Teachers Section 2002–2004; Honorary Secretary 2003–2007; EuroPerio7 Representative 2011) of the British Society of Periodontology and is also a member of various other national and international societies.
Periodontal Research Group British Society for Oral and Dental Research Chairman 2016-2019
Royal Society of Medicine Odontological Section: Council Member 1999-2003, Honorary Secretary 2000-2001
British Dental Hygienists Association Vice-President 2004–2006
Over 25 years experience in private practice setting and a Specialist in Periodontics, Prosthodontics and Restorative Dentistry since 2001. Engaged by Clearcast and RACC for vetting relevant UK Radio and TV advertising for several years.
Shortlisted, Aesthetic Dentistry Awards UK, 2015 – conventional and implant supported rehabilitation of adult hypodontia case with tooth surface loss and periodontitis.
- Periodontology and Periodontal Medicine Group