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Dr Rebecca  Moazzez

Dr Rebecca Moazzez

  • Academics
  • Clinical

Reader in Oral Clinical Research and Prosthodontics

Director of the Oral Clinical Research Unit. Hon. Consultant in Restorative Dentistry.

Research subject areas

  • Dentistry

Contact details

Biography

Dr Moazzez's research is focused on clinical and laboratory studies in the field of erosive tooth wear (ETW) covering a wide spectrum including risk factors; detection and diagnosis; measurement and imaging of wear (non-contacting profilometry, microhardness, SEM, OCT amongst other technique), clinical measurement of progression of tooth wear and the role of saliva and pellicle in ETW. Her expertise includes both dietary ETW and ETW as a result of medical conditions. She has developed strong links with gastroenterologists at GSTT in joint research on Gastro-Oesophageal Reflux Disease and its association with ETW. One particular area of research interest is the role of saliva and pellicle in ETW. More recent research has focused on analysis of proteins within pellicle in patients with ETW in both the dietary and GORD-related ETW. She is the author of several scientific publications and book chapters in the field of ETW and regularly gives lectures nationally and internationally. She supervises PhD and MSc student projects and has supervised 9 PhD theses.

Dr Moazzez has a grant income of over £2.9M in commercial funding as well as NIH and BBSRC. She has developed strong links and collaborations with several oral health companies. She is recognised internationally for her expertise in the field of ETW and is invited by organisations such as IADR, ORCA and several commercial companies to the membership of various advisory boards.

Oral Clinical Research Unit (OCRU):

Dr Moazzez is the Director and the academic lead of the OCRU which she set up in 2014 and has developed, in collaboration with colleagues, into one of the most successful units of its kind in dentistry nationally. The unit has the remit of supporting PI's and clinicians in carrying out clinical research. The OCRU has expanded both in infrastructure and income and supports a range of clinical research studies including non-commercial studies (such as NIHR, MRC) as well as commercially funded and /or sponsored projects.

Teaching:

Dr Moazzez has been teaching undergraduate and postgraduate students since 1998. She is currently clinical and research supervisor for students on the prosthodontics MClinDent course. 

Clinical expertise:

Dr Moazzez is a consultant in restorative dentistry and on the GDC specialist list for prosthodontics and restorative dentistry. She runs consultant clinics and treats patients with ETW and mandibular dysfunction as well as other areas in prosthodontics. She is known nationally and internationally for her clinical expertise in these areas and receives regular personal referrals. She is the service lead for research and R and D lead for GSTT. 

Dr Moazzez is a member of the faculty research committee and the advisory committee for the OCRU and has until recently served on the management committee of the Faculty. She is the treasurer of the BSODR as well as chair of the recruitment committee for IADR and member of several others.