Dr Alexander Legge
Honorary University Fellow
Faculty of Health
Academic Clinical Fellow in Primary Dental Care and Community Dental Officer with University of Plymouth Schools of Medicine and Dentistry, Plymouth Community Dental Service and the National Institute for Health and Care Research.
BDS (Hons) 2018 - University of Plymouth
MFDS (2020) - Royal College of Surgeons of England
GDC (General Dental Council) - Registration Number 277509
BDA (British Dental Association)
DPS (Dental Protection Society)
Facilitator for some aspects of undergraduate medical and dental education.
This has included critical appraisal of evidence, selecting sources, and how to read papers.
Research interests include primary dental care and health services research within the community. Work is currently being undertaken on a systematic review of older patients’ views of oral health care and exploration into factors which act to facilitate and obstruct regular access to dental services.
The recent COVID-19 pandemic has demonstrated the paucity of evidence surrounding use of Personal Protective Equipment for the Oral Health Care Team; prevention of highly infectious disease. Policy or experimental research within this field is being explored.
Key publications are highlightedJournals
Legge, A.R., Whyte. A., Heywood, S. (2022). Dental management of a patient with systemic mastocytosis. BMJ Case Reports CP;15:e249039
Legge, A. R. and Nasser, M. Older patients views of oral health and factors which act to facilitate and obstruct regular access to dental care services: a qualitative systematic review protocol. PROSPERO. 2020;CRD42020166436