Jon Bennett

Jon Bennett

Honorary Associate Professor of Integrated Dental Science

Peninsula Dental School (Faculty of Health)



I retired from the University in October 2021. My biographic details are being updated to reflect this and will be added when available.



Teaching interests

Although no longer a regular participant to University programmes I do participate in teaching on an occasional basis.



Research interests

To be added




Selected Papers - A full list of publications together with details of published research abstracts, invited lectures and conference papers is available on request (last updated - 23rd December 2017).

1. Belfield L.A., Bennett J.H., Abate W., Jackson S.K. (2017) Exposure to Porphyromonas gingivalis LPS during macrophage polarisation leads to diminished inflammatory cytokine production. Archives of Oral Biology. V81. pp 41-47. doi:10.1016/j.archoralbio.2017.04.021

2. Helley M.P., Abate A., , Bennett J.H., Thompson S.W.N. (2015) The expression of Toll-like receptors and co-receptors in neurochemical sub-populations of mammalian trigeminal & dorsal root ganglion sensory neurons. Neuroscience. 310, 686-698.

3. Ali K., Coombes L, Kay E.J.; Tredwin C., Jones G. Ricketts C., Bennett J.H. (2016) Progress Testing in Undergraduate Dental Education: The Peninsula Experience and Future Opportunities. European J. of Dental Education. V20(3). pp 129-134.

4. Bennett, J., Freeman, A., Coombes, L., Kay, L., & Ricketts, C. (2010). Adaptation of medical progress testing to a dental setting.. Med Teach, 32(6), 500-502. doi:10.3109/0142159X.2010.486057

5. Zolfaghari, P. S., Packer, S., Singer, M., Nair, S. P., Bennett, J., Street, C., Wilson, M. (2009). In vivo killing of Staphylococcus aureus using a light-activated antimicrobial agent.. BMC Microbiol, 9, 27. doi:10.1186/1471-2180-9-27

6. Kay, E., & Bennett, J. (2010). Evidence-informed dental student recruitment techniques. British Dental Journal, 208(3), 127-131.

7. Bennett, J. H., Bennett, E. R., Lowry, J., & Derry, J. (2005). Defining the educational needs of recent dental graduates preparing for the Membership of the Faculty of Dental Surgery examination. Br Dent J, Suppl, 21-25. doi:10.1038/sj.bdj.4812788

8. Patrikidou A., Abou-Sleiman P., Bennett J., Delhanty J. D. A., Harris M. (2002) A novel, de novo germline TP53 mutation in a rare presentation of the Li-Fraumeni syndrome in the maxilloafcial area. Oral Oncology. V38. pp 383-390.

9. Bennett, J. H., Moffatt, S., & Horton, M. (2001). Cell adhesion molecules in human osteoblasts: structure and function.. Histol Histopathol, 16(2), 603-611. Retrieved from

10. Bennett, J. H., Carter, D. H., Alavi, A. L., Beresford, J. N., & Walsh, S. (2001). Patterns of integrin expression in a human mandibular explant model of osteoblast differentiation.. Arch Oral Biol, 46(3), 229-238. Retrieved from

11. Bennett, J. H., Thomas, G., Evans, A. W., & Speight, P. M. (2000). Osteosarcoma of the jaws: A 30-year retrospective review. Oral Surgery Oral Medicine Oral Pathology Oral Radiology and Endodontology, 90(3), 323-333. doi:10.1067/moe.2000.108274

12. Bennett, J. H., Morgan, M. J., Whawell, S. A., Atkin, P., Roblin, P., Furness, J., Speight, P. M. (2000). Metalloproteinase expression in normal and malignant oral keratinocytes: stimulation of MMP-2 and -9 by scatter factor.. Eur J Oral Sci, 108(4), 281-291. Retrieved from

13. Goodman, J. R., Gelbier, M. J., Bennett, J. H., & Winter, G. B. (1998). Dental problems associated with hypophosphataemic vitamin D resistant rickets.. Int J Paediatr Dent, 8(1), 19-28. Retrieved from

14. Ketabchi, A., MacRobert, A., Speight, P. M., & Bennett, J. H. (1998). Induction of apoptotic cell death by photodynamic therapy in human keratinocytes.. Arch Oral Biol, 43(2), 143-149. Retrieved from

15. Crean S. J., Bryant C., Bennett J. H., Harris M. (1996) Four cases of Polymorphous Low Grade Adenocarcinoma. International J. of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery - V25. pp 40-44.

16. Bennett, J. H., Shousha, S., Puddle, B., & Athanasou, N. A. (1995). Immunohistochemical identification of tumours of adipocytic differentiation using an antibody to aP2 protein.. J Clin Pathol, 48(10), 950-954. Retrieved from

17. Bennett, J. H., Hunt, P., & Thorogood, P. (1995). Bone morphogenetic protein-2 and -4 expression during murine orofacial development.. Arch Oral Biol, 40(9), 847-854. Retrieved from

18. Barrett, A. W., Bennett, J. H., & Speight, P. M. (1995). A clinicopathological and immunohistochemical analysis of primary oral mucosal melanoma.. Eur J Cancer B Oral Oncol, 31B(2), 100-105. Retrieved from

19. Beresford J.N, Bennett J. H., Devlin C., LeBoy P., Owen M. E. (1992) Evidence for an inverse relationship between the differentiation of adipocytic and osteogenic cells in rat marrow stromal cell cultures. J. Cell Science - V102. pp 341-351.

20. Bennett J. H., Joyner C. J., Triffitt J. T., Owen M. E. (1991) Marrow Adipocytes and Fibroblasts have Osteogenic Potential. J. of Cell Science - V99. pp 131-139.