Oral health services research

About us

The Dental School’s research mission is to act to address health inequalities in line with the University of Plymouth's mission of advancing knowledge and transforming lives through education and research. 

This is embedded within the context that oral health is a key domain of general health and that our school is primary care based, which is the setting in which the overwhelming majority of dental care is provided within the UK.

Specific areas of research interest within our group include systematic reviews, research priority setting methodology and clinical decision making in a dental environment. 

One of our key areas of research interest is in inequalities in oral health including oral cancer and evidence-based dentistry.

Our team

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Current postgraduate students

We are keen to encourage and support postgraduate research within the team. Current PhD’s and ResM's under supervision include:

  • Zoe Allen – Exploring the referral interface between general dental practice and salaried dental services
  • Nicole Thomas – Preliminary investigation of the effectiveness of an intervention to prevent oral disease in a highly vulnerable child population.
  • Anastasios Plessas – The impact of stress on the practice of dentistry
  • Maria Bernardes Delgado – Oral health and palliative care in the UK
  • Sumanth Kumbagere
  • Shiamaa shihab Ahmed Al Mashhadani.

Current postgraduate students