Oral and Dental Academic Directorate
The Oral and Dental Academic Directorate is based in the Charles Clifford Dental Hospital and School of Clinical Dentistry. Our research is organised into two overarching themes: Basic & Applied Research and Clinical & Person Centred Research. The themes are supported by three interdisciplinary research groups; Bioengineering & Health Technologies (BHT), Person Centred & Population Oral Health (PAPOR) and Integrated Biosciences (iBio). We focus on the translation of fundamental science research to clinical applications for patient benefit.
Click here to read the Oral and Dental Directorate's Research Strategy
Key Clinical Interests:
- Head and Neck Cancer - http://www.shef.ac.uk/dentalschool/research/short
- Children and Young People’s Oral Health - http://www.shef.ac.uk/dentalschool/research/create
- Sheffield Pain Network - http://www.shef.ac.uk/dentalschool/research/sheffield_pain_network
Impact of our Research
1. Advocating the use of Powered Toothbrushes
Our research showed that powered rotation oscillation toothbrushes were superior to manual toothbrushes for the removal of plaque and reduction of gingivitis. This information has had impacts on national public policy, on commerce and on society.
2. A New Regenerative Bone Cement for Middle Ear Surgery
Research into the biocompatibility of glass-ionomer bone cements conducted at the School of Clinical Dentistry led directly to the start-up of a UK company to manufacture a new medical device, creating jobs in the supply chain and wealth creation via international sales. The new bone cement is safe and clinically effective, and has maintained or restored hearing to improve the quality of life of over 10,000 patients worldwide since 1st January 2008.
Meet the Team
|Academic Director||Research Manager||Dental Research Nurse||PPI Group Contact|
|Dr Keith Hunter||Kathryn Hurrell-Gillingham||Katy D'Apice||Robert Bolt|