Dr Alexander Legge

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

Professional membership

GDC (General Dental Council) - Registration Number 277509

BDA (British Dental Association)

DPS (Dental Protection Society)



Teaching interests

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

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

Key publications are highlighted


Legge, A.R., Whyte. A., Heywood, S. (2022). Dental management of a patient with systemic mastocytosis. BMJ Case Reports CP;15:e249039

Legge A, Nasser M & Latour J (2023) '‘You Learn to Smile with Your Eyes’, Exploring the Impact of Enhanced Personal Protective Equipment on Primary Care Dental Practitioners in the UK: An Interpretative Phenomenological Study' Community Dentistry and Oral Epidemiology , DOI Open access
Legge AR, Whyte A & Heywood S (2022) 'Dental management of a patient with systemic mastocytosis' BMJ Case Reports 15, (4) , DOI Open access
Latour J, Legge A & Nasser M (2021) 'Older Patients’ Views of Oral Health Care and Factors which Facilitate or Obstruct Regular Access to Dental Care-Services: A Qualitative Systematic Review' Community Dental Health 38, (2) , DOI Open access

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