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Professor Steve Creanor, Clinical Professor of Oral Sciences at Plymouth University Schools of Medicine and Dentistry, has been made a Dental Fellow of the Faculty of Dental Surgery of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow.

Fellowship of this Faculty is offered to dental surgeons who, in the opinion of the College, have made substantial contributions to their specialty or who are senior members of the dental profession whose published works and attainments are of such distinction as to justify a Fellowship.

Steve was appointed the inaugural Director of Undergraduate Dental Studies and Professor of Oral Sciences at Peninsula College of Medicine and Dentistry in November 2006.

His main teaching interests are in clinical oral biology, where he is involved in the teaching of the human dental tissues, both hard and soft, as well as saliva, salivary glands, caries and dental erosion. Steve is the editor of a new textbook, due out in the autumn of 2015, for undergraduate and postgraduate students in dentistry, within the Wiley-Blackwell Essentials Series – the first undergraduate textbook of its type within undergraduate dentistry or medicine – entitled Essential Clinical Oral Biology.

Steve referees for a number of high profile dental journals, as well as for the Medical Research Council, the Wellcome Trust and the National Institute for Health Services Research.

He is also a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (UK), a Member of the Faculty of General Dental Practice at the Royal College of Surgeons (Eng) and has an invited entry in Who’s Who in the World 2011. Steve has supervised six PhDs’ and 14 MScs’ Higher Degree Research Projects and has over 150 publications – ranging from refereed scientific papers, books, book chapters, reviews and published abstracts of national and international research meetings.

His research interests include dental erosion and dental caries and he continues his interest in fluoride’s influence on caries dynamics.

Said Steve: “It is a great honour to have been awarded this most prestigious Fellowship in recognition of my career to date.”

Professor Christopher Tredwin, Head of Plymouth University Peninsula School of Dentistry, added: “We are delighted for Steve and we all join in congratulating him for this remarkable achievement. His success stands testament to the importance we place on world-class teaching and research.”