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Professor Nigel  Pitts
Professor Pitts

Professor Nigel Pitts

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Dean of Research Impact

Professor of Dental Health, Director: Dental Innovation and Impact.

Research subject areas

  • Dentistry

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At King’s College London's Faculty of Dentistry, Oral & Craniofacial Sciences, Professor Nigel Pitts FRSE has served as Director of the Innovation and Translation Centre (now a research hub in the Centre for Oral, Clinical & Translational Sciences). He is currently (from February 2022) serving as Dean of Research Impact  across the University and continues as Director of Dental Innovation and Impact for the Faculty

He is also Professor of Dental Health, leads the GCCM (Global Collaboratory for Caries Management initiative), is chair of both the ACFF (Alliance for Cavity Free Future) and the ICDAS Foundation (International Caries Classification and Management System) charities and co-founder of the Erosive Tooth Wear Foundation. Within the NHS he is also an Honorary Consultant in Dental Public Health to Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust.

Professor Pitts graduated in Dentistry from the University of London, moved to the University of Hong Kong to help set up a new Dental School in the 1980's and returned to the UK to take up the Directorship of the Dental Health Services Research Unit at the University of Dundee (where he also served as Dean of Dentistry and Director of the Centre for Clinical Innovations).

He returned to London at the start of 2013. Professor Pitts has been awarded international research prizes from: the FDI World Dental Federation, the British Dental Association Research Foundation, the International Association for Dental Research (two Distinguished Scientist Awards) as well as from the European Organization for Caries Research (ORCA – where he is a Past President).

He is also Past President of BASCD - the British Association for the Study of Community Dentistry and of EADPH – the European Association for Dental Public Health. He has assembled a portfolio of research and commercialisation grants of over £30 million, has over 220 peer-reviewed publications as well as over 100 other published communications to date.