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Polyvios has joined King’s College London as a full-time Ph.D. student in 2018. His research is focused on the use of intra-oral scanning technologies for detecting and measuring erosive tooth wear under the supervision of Prof. David Bartlett and Dr. Rupert Austin. His Ph.D. is a 4-year MRC DTP iCASE studentship, fully-funded by the Medical Research Council and GlaxoSmithKline.

Polyvios gained his bachelor’s degree of dental surgery in 2015 from The University of Manchester. In 2017 he was granted Membership of the Faculty of Dental Surgery from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow.

After graduating he spent some time in an NHS general dental practice, winning the John Gilmour Award for Excellence in Dental Practice, by the Faculty of General Dental Practice (2016). The following years he rotated through several dental disciplines including community dental care and oral and maxillofacial surgery at University Hospitals Birmingham, and restorative dentistry at Cardiff Dental Hospital. During these years he developed a wide range of skills and now focuses his time on restorative and cosmetic dentistry.