Professor Christopher Tredwin
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Professor Christopher Tredwin

Professor of Restorative Dentistry & Head of Peninsula Dental School

Peninsula Dental School (Plymouth University Peninsula Schools of Medicine and Dentistry)

Role

Professor of Restorative Dentistry and Head of Peninsula Dental School

Qualifications

I was born and undertook my primary and secondary education in North Devon, I then entered the Royal London Hospital Dental School in 1990. Following my preclinical years I was invited to undertake an intercalated BSc in Physiology with Basic Medical Science, and selected to obtain a Medical Research Council Grant to support this period of study. I completed this BSc in 1993 obtaining a First Class Honours Degree and completed my BDS in 1996 qualifying with Distinction in Restorative Dentistry.

I was always keen to be an academic but wanted to get experience of general dental practice before embarking on this, spending 5 years working on the NHS initially as Vocational Trainee, Associate Dental Practitioner and then Principal Dental Practitioner. In January 2000 I undertook the Certificate Course in Restorative Dentistry at the UCL Eastman Dental Institute, and then progressed to undertake the MSc in Conservative Dentistry, qualifying in September 2002 with Distinction, and being awarded the 3M prize in Conservative Dentistry for clinical and academic excellence. I was appointed full-time Clinical Lecturer in Fixed and Removable Prosthodontics at the UCL Eastman Dental Institute in October 2002, Programme Coordinator for the MSc in Conservative Dentistry in 2003 and Programme Director in 2007. I completed my Specialist Training in Restorative Dentistry in December 2007 at The UCLH Eastman Dental Hospital and completed my PhD in 2009 at UCL entitled “Sol-Gel Derived Hydroxyapatite, Fluorhydroxyapatite and Fluorapatite Coatings for Titanium Implants and Bone Grafts”. I was then promoted to Senior Lecturer in Prosthodontics / Honorary Consultant in Restorative Dentistry in 2009.

In 2010 I was offered the opportunity to take up the position of a Chair at Plymouth University and appointed to the position of Professor of Restorative Dentistry and Director of Clinical Dentistry. I took over as Head of Plymouth University Peninsula Dental School in July 2012.

To date I have published 41 papers and supervised 47 masters projects. I am part of an active research group at Plymouth developing novel bone grafting materials and currently have 6 PhD students.

I am extremely fortunate to be working with an outstanding team at Peninsula Dental School.

BDS (Hons)

October 1990 – July 1996 St. Bartholomew’s & The Royal London School of Medicine and Dentistry, University of London.

Bachelor of Dental Surgery, with Honours.

Distinction in Restorative Dentistry

BSc (Hons)                            

October 1992 – July 1993. Intercalated BSc in Physiology with Basic Medical Sciences, Queen Mary & Westfield College, University Of London

First Class Honours Degree awarded.

MSc

October 2001 – September 2002. : Master of Science in Conservative Dentistry. Eastman Dental Institute, University College London.

Distinction awarded.

PhD

Clinical Dentistry (Biomaterials) University College London

Title of thesis “Sol-Gel Derived Hydroxyapatite, Fluorhydroxyapatite and Fluorapatite Coatings for Titanium Implants” Awarded April 2009.        

MFDS RCS(Eng)

May 2003 – Membership of the Faculty of Dental Surgeons (Royal College of Surgeons of England).

FDS (Restorative Dentistry) RCS

June 2003 – December 2007. Fellowship in Dental Surgery in Restorative Dentistry, Intercollegiate Royal College of Surgeons. Certificate of Completion of Specialist Training in Restorative Dentistry.

Registered Specialist in Endodontics, Periodontics, Prosthodontics and Restorative Dentistry with the General Dental Council.

FHEA (Fellow of the Higher Education Academy)

September 2002 – July 2004. Certificate in Learning & Teaching in Higher Education. University College London. RPHEA ref:29499 12/04/05.

Research interests

Restorative Dentistry

Novel Bone Grafting Materials

Key publications are highlighted

Journals
Articles
Ali K, Zahra D, Coelho C, Jones G & Tredwin C 2017 'Academic performance of undergraduate dental students with learning disabilities' British Dental Journal 222, (3) 205-208 , DOI PEARL
Besinis A, Hadi SD, Le HR, Tredwin C & Handy RD 2017 'Antibacterial activity and biofilm inhibition by surface modified titanium alloy medical implants following application of silver, titanium dioxide and hydroxyapatite nanocoatings' Nanotoxicology 1-12 , DOI PEARL
Ali K, Zahra D, McColl E, Salih V & Tredwin C 2017 'Impact of early clinical exposure on the learning experience of undergraduate dental students' European Journal of Dental Education , DOI PEARL
Ali K, Slade A, Kay E, Zahra D & Tredwin C 2017 'Preparedness of undergraduate dental students in the United Kingdom: a national study' British Dental Journal 222, (6) 472-477 , DOI PEARL
Ali K, Slade A, Kay E, Zahra D, Chatterjee A & Tredwin C 2016 'Application of Rasch analysis in the development and psychometric evaluation of dental undergraduates preparedness assessment scale' European Journal of Dental Education , DOI PEARL
Zhuang H, Ali K, Ardu S, Tredwin C & Hu B 2016 'Autophagy in dental tissues: a double-edged sword' Cell death and disease , DOI PEARL
Ali K, Zahra D & Tredwin C 2016 'Comparison of Graduate-entry and Direct School Leaver Student Performance on an Applied Dental Knowledge Test' European Journal of Dental Education , DOI PEARL
Ali K, Zahra D & Tredwin C 2016 'Comparison of graduate-entry and direct school leaver student performance on an applied dental knowledge test' European Journal of Dental Education , DOI PEARL
Ali K, Coombes L, Kay E, Tredwin C, Jones G, Ricketts C & Bennett J 2016 'Progress testing in undergraduate dental education: the Peninsula experience and future opportunities' European Journal of Dental Education 20, (3) 129-134 Publisher Site , DOI PEARL
Ali K, Tredwin C, Kay E & Slade A 2016 'Stakeholders’ Perceptions About a Newly Established Dental School with a Problem-Based, Student-Led, Patient-Centered Curriculum: A Qualitative Study' Journal of Dental Education 80, (3) 291-300 Author Site
Ali K, Tredwin C, Kay E & Slade A 2016 'Transition of new dental graduates into practice: a qualitative study' European Journal of Dental Education 20, (2) 65-72 Author Site , DOI PEARL
Natesan K, Shah W, Le H & Tredwin C 2015 'A critical comparison on biocompatibility of different phases of sol-gel derived calcium phosphates as bone graft materials' Journal of Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering 5, , DOI PEARL
Hyland BW, McDonald A, Lewis N, Tredwin C, Petrie A, Hall S, Todd C, McCaughan B & Callan JF 2015 'A new three-component formulation for the efficient whitening of teeth (Carbamide Plus)' Clin Oral Investig 19, (6) 1395-1404 Author Site , DOI
Zhuang H, Hu D, Singer D, Walker JV, Nisr RB, Tieu K, Ali K, Tredwin C, Luo S & Ardu S 2015 'Local anesthetics induce autophagy in young permanent tooth pulp cells' Cell Death Discovery 1, Author Site PEARL
Besinis A, De Peralta T, Tredwin CJ & Handy RD 2015 'Review of nanomaterials in dentistry: interactions with the oral microenvironment, clinical applications, hazards, and benefits' ACS Nano 9, (3) 2255-2289 Author Site , DOI PEARL
Danookdharree U, Le HR & Tredwin C 2015 'The effect of initial etching sites on the morphology of anodised TiO2 nanotubes on Ti-6Al-4V alloy' Journal of the Electrochemical Society 162, (10) E213-E222 , DOI PEARL
Danookdharree U, Le HR & Tredwin C 2015 'The Effect of Initial Etching Sites on the Morphology of TiO2 Nanotubes on Ti-6Al-4V Alloy' Journal of The Electrochemical Society 162, (10) E213-E222 Author Site , DOI PEARL
Kay EJ, Mills I, Tredwin C, Lambe P & Nassani MZ 2014 'Comparison of utility weighted DMFT with patient-reported oral well-being' J Oral Rehabil 41, (2) 155-161 Author Site , DOI
Tredwin CJ, Young AM, Abou Neel EA, Georgiou G & Knowles JC 2014 'Hydroxyapatite, fluor-hydroxyapatite and fluorapatite produced via the sol–gel method: dissolution behaviour and biological properties after crystallisation' Journal of Materials Science: Materials in Medicine 25, (1) 47-53 , DOI PEARL
Tredwin CJ, Young AM, Georgiou G, Shin S-H, Kim H-W & Knowles JC 2013 'Hydroxyapatite, fluor-hydroxyapatite and fluorapatite produced via the sol–gel method. Optimisation, characterisation and rheology' Dental Materials 29, (2) 166-173 , DOI
Tredwin CJ, Georgiou G, Kim H-W & Knowles JC 2013 'Hydroxyapatite, fluor-hydroxyapatite and fluorapatite produced via the sol–gel method: Bonding to titanium and scanning electron microscopy' Dental Materials 29, (5) 521-529 , DOI
Ali K, McHarg J, Kay E, Moles D, Tredwin C, Coombes L & Heffernan E 2012 'Academic environment in a newly established dental school with an enquiry-based curriculum: perceptions of students from the inaugural cohorts' European Journal of Dental Education 102-109 , DOI
Crawford RWI, Tredwin C, Moles D & Gill D 2012 'Smile esthetics: the influence of posterior maxillary gingival margin position' J Prosthodont 21, (4) 270-278 Author Site , DOI
Cooper GE, Tredwin CJ, Cooper NT, Petrie A & Gill DS 2012 'The influence of maxillary central incisor height-to-width ratio on perceived smile aesthetics' Br Dent J 212, (12) 589-599 Author Site , DOI
Gulamali AB, Hemmings KW, Tredwin CJ & Petrie A 2011 'Survival analysis of composite Dahl restorations provided to manage localised anterior tooth wear (ten year follow-up)' Br Dent J 211, (4) Author Site , DOI
Patel A, Tredwin CJ & Gill DS 2010 'Orthodontics using an occlusal splint: a clinical report' J Prosthodont 19, (2) 157-160 Author Site , DOI
Foulger TE, Tredwin CJ, Gill DS & Moles DR 2010 'Summary of: The influence of varying maxillary incisal edge embrasure space and interproximal contact area dimensions on perceived smile aesthetics' BRITISH DENTAL JOURNAL 209, (3) 126-127 Author Site , DOI
Foulger TE, Tredwin CJ, Gill DS & Moles DR 2010 'The influence of varying maxillary incisal edge embrasure space and interproximal contact area dimensions on perceived smile aesthetics' Br Dent J 209, (3) Author Site , DOI
Patel D, Invest JCF, Tredwin CJ, Setchell DJ & Moles DR 2009 'An analysis of the effect of a vent hole on excess cement expressed at the crown-abutment margin for cement-retained implant crowns' J Prosthodont 18, (1) 54-59 Author Site , DOI
Patel K, Tredwin CJ, Frankel N, Setchell DJ & Moles DR 2009 'Investigation of the effect of a proprietary dental waterline disinfectant on shear bond strengths of Panavia 21 to enamel and dentine' Eur J Prosthodont Restor Dent 17, (1) 41-46 Author Site
Haskova JE, Gill DS, Figueiredo JAP, Tredwin CJ & Naini FB 2009 'Taurodontism--a review' Dent Update 36, (4) 235-243 Author Site
Naik S, Tredwin CJ, Nesbit M, Setchell DJ & Moles DR 2009 'The effect of engaging the screw access channel of an implant abutment with a cement-retained restoration' J Prosthodont 18, (3) 245-248 Author Site , DOI
Shah A, Gill DS, Tredwin C & Naini FB 2008 'Diagnosis and management of supernumerary teeth' Dent Update 35, (8) 510-520 Author Site
Tredwin CJ, Nesbit M, Butta R & Moles DR 2008 'Effect of a laboratory surfactant on compatibility of type IV dental stones with addition-cured silicone impression materials' Eur J Prosthodont Restor Dent 16, (2) 73-76 Author Site
Gill DS, Naini FB & Tredwin CJ 2008 'Smile aesthetics' SADJ 63, (5) 270-275 Author Site
Tredwin C 2008 'Summary of: An in vitro comparison of tooth whitening techniques on natural tooth colour - Comment' BRITISH DENTAL JOURNAL 204, (9) 517-517 Author Site
Khurana R, Tredwin CJ, Weisbloom M & Moles DR 2007 'A clinical evaluation of the individual repeatability of three commercially available colour measuring devices' Br Dent J 203, (12) 675-680 Author Site , DOI
Gill DS, Gill SK, Tredwin CJ & Naini FB 2007 'Adult and paediatric basic life support: an update for the dental team' Br Dent J 202, (4) 209-212 Author Site , DOI
Ahmad S, Tredwin CJ, Nesbit M & Moles DR 2007 'Effect of immersion disinfection with Perform-ID on alginate, an alginate alternative, an addition-cured silicone and resultant type III gypsum casts' BRITISH DENTAL JOURNAL 202, (1) Author Site , DOI
Ahmad S, Tredwin CJ, Nesbit M & Moles DR 2007 'Effect of immersion disinfection with Perform-ID on alginate, an alginate alternative, an addition-cured silicone and resultant type III gypsum casts' Br Dent J 202, (1) Author Site , DOI
Gill DS, Naini FB, Jones A & Tredwin CJ 2007 'Part-time versus full-time retainer wear following fixed appliance therapy: a randomized prospective controlled trial' World J Orthod 8, (3) 300-306 Author Site
Tredwin CJ, Setchell DJ, George GS & Weisbloom M 2007 'Resin-retained bridges as predictable and successful restorations' Alpha Omegan 100, (2) 89-96 Author Site
Gill DS, Naini FB & Tredwin CJ 2007 'Smile aesthetics' Dent Update 34, (3) 152-158 Author Site
Emms M, Tredwin CJ, Setchell DJ & Moles DR 2007 'The effects of abutment wall height, platform size, and screw access channel filling method on resistance to dislodgement of cement-retained, implant-supported restorations' J Prosthodont 16, (1) 3-9 Author Site , DOI
Maior JRS, Da Figueira MAS, Netto ABAB, de Souza FB, da Silva CHV & Tredwin CJ 2007 'The importance of dentin collagen fibrils on the marginal sealing of adhesive restorations' Oper Dent 32, (3) 261-265 Author Site , DOI
Bukhary SMN, Gill DS, Tredwin CJ & Moles DR 2007 'The influence of varying maxillary lateral incisor dimensions on perceived smile aesthetics' Br Dent J 203, (12) 687-693 Author Site , DOI
Tredwin CJ, Naik S, Lewis NJ & Scully C 2006 'Hydrogen peroxide tooth-whitening (bleaching) products: review of adverse effects and safety issues' Br Dent J 200, (7) 371-376 Author Site , DOI
Naik S, Tredwin CJ & Scully C 2006 'Hydrogen peroxide tooth-whitening (bleaching): review of safety in relation to possible carcinogenesis' Oral Oncol 42, (7) 668-674 Author Site , DOI
Aziz AA, Tredwin CJ, Stokes A, Gill DS & Moles DR 2006 'Influence of surface treatments on the shear bond strength of Panavia 21 to a Type III gold alloy' Eur J Prosthodont Restor Dent 14, (2) 73-78 Author Site
Baker PJ, Setchell DJ & Tredwin CJ 2006 'Reproduction ofarticulator settings and movements with an ultrasonic jaw movement recorder' Eur J Prosthodont Restor Dent 14, (2) 55-62 Author Site
Naini FB, Gill DS, Sharma A & Tredwin C 2006 'The aetiology, diagnosis and management of deep overbite' Dent Update 33, (6) 326-336 Author Site
Hussain SMA, Tredwin CJ, Nesbit M & Moles DR 2006 'The effect of disinfection on irreversible hydrocolloid and type III gypsum casts' Eur J Prosthodont Restor Dent 14, (2) 50-54 Author Site
Kyi CS, Tredwin CJ & Naini FB 2006 'Treatment approaches for developmentally absent second premolars' Dent Update 33, (4) 228-240 Author Site
Tredwin CJ, Eder A, Moles DR & Faigenblum MJ 2005 'British Dental Journal based Continuing Professional Development: a survey of participating dentists and their views' Br Dent J 199, (10) 665-654 Author Site , DOI
Tredwin C, Scully C & Bagan-Sebastian J-V 2005 'Drug-induced dental disorders' Adverse Drug Reaction Bulletin &NA;, (232) 891-894 , DOI
Tredwin CJ, Scully C & Bagan-Sebastian J-V 2005 'Drug-induced disorders of teeth' J Dent Res 84, (7) 596-602 Author Site , DOI
Chu KM, Tredwin CJ, Setchell DJ & Hems E 2005 'Effect of screw hole filling on retention of implant crowns' Eur J Prosthodont Restor Dent 13, (4) 154-158 Author Site
Tredwin CJ, Stokes A & Moles DR 2005 'Influence of flowable liner and margin location on microleakage of conventional and packable class II resin composites' Oper Dent 30, (1) 32-38 Author Site
Butta R, Tredwin CJ, Nesbit M & Moles DR 2005 'Type IV gypsum compatibility with five addition-reaction silicone impression materials' J Prosthet Dent 93, (6) 540-544 Author Site , DOI
Tredwin CJ & Stokes A 2003 'Influence of flowable liner and margin location on microleakage of conventional and packable class II composite resins' JOURNAL OF DENTAL RESEARCH 82, B257-B257 Author Site
Gill DS, Tredwin CJ, Gill SK & Ironside JW 2001 'The transmissible spongiform encephalopathies (prion diseases): a review for dental surgeons' Int Dent J 51, (6) 439-446 Author Site
Gill DS, Lee RT & Tredwin CJ 2001 'Treatment planning for the loss of first permanent molars' Dent Update 28, (6) 304-308 Author Site
Allaker RP, Seddon SV, Tredwin C & Lynch E 1998 'Detection of Streptococcus mutans by PCR amplification of the spaP gene in teeth rendered caries free' J Dent 26, (5-6) 443-445 Author Site
Seddon S, Allaker RP, Tredwin C & Lynch E 1996 'Detection of Streptococcus mutants by PCR in caries free teeth' JOURNAL OF DENTAL RESEARCH 75, (5) 1134-1134 Author Site
Teacher J, Tredwin C, Seddon S & Lynch E 1996 'Salivary mutans streptococci, lactobacilli and Candida in patients wearing partial dentures' JOURNAL OF DENTAL RESEARCH 75, (5) 1182-1182 Author Site
TREDWIN CJ & HECTOR MP 1995 'EFFECT OF PREGANGLIONIC SYMPATHECTOMY ON REFLEX PAROTID SECRETION IN RABBITS' JOURNAL OF DENTAL RESEARCH 74, 550-550 Author Site
Chapters
Tredwin CJ 2011 'Mosby's Textbook of Dental Nursing' in Scully C; Miller M Mosby's Textbook of Dental Nursing Mosby Inc
Conference Papers
Ali K, Kay E, Slade A, Pooler J & Tredwin C 2013 'Preparedness of UK Dental Graduates for Foundation Training- A Qualitative Study' 39th Association For Dental Education in Europe (ADEE) Meeting Birmingham, UK 28/08/2013 31/08/2013