Dr Malcolm Bruce
Profiles

Dr Malcolm Bruce

Associate Professor (Senior Lecturer)

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

Role

I am director of the Simulated Dental Learning Environment, Curriculum Lead for Year 2 of the BDS course, lead for six Clinical Dental Practice modules on the BDS course and two Introduction to Clinical Practice modules on the BSc Dental Therapy and Hygiene course.



Qualifications

BDS     1980  University of Birmingham  

DPDS  1996  University of Bristol
MEd     2001  University of Bristol

My background is in general dental practice and vocational training.  I was Vocational Training Adviser for the Bristol VT scheme from 1997 until 2004.  

2004 - 2013  member of the Fitness to Practise Panel at the General Dental council

Professional membership

Fellow of the Faculty of Dental Trainers, Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh

British Dental Association

Key publications are highlighted

Journals
Articles
Tanja-Dijkstra K, Pahl S, White MP, Andrade J, May J, Stone RJ, Bruce M, Mills I, Auvray M & Gabe R 2014 'Can virtual nature improve patient experiences and memories of dental treatment? A study protocol for a randomized controlled trial' Trials 90, (15) Publisher Site , DOI PEARL
Tanja-Dijkstra K, Pahl S, White MP, Andrade J, Qian C, Bruce M, May J & Moles DR 2014 'Improving Dental Experiences by Using Virtual Reality Distraction: A Simulation Study' PLOSOne 3, (9) , DOI PEARL
Bruce M 2008 '‘Incentives, subject matter and length of questionnaire affect response rates’ Commentary in Evidence Based Dentistry (Supplement to the British Dental Journal) Vol 1, Number 1, p15, (1998)'
Bruce M 2008 '‘Incentives, subject matter and length of questionnaire affect response rates’ Commentary in Evidence Based Dentistry (Supplement to the British Dental Journal) Vol 1, Number 1, p15, (1998)'
Bruce M 2002 '‘Tooth whitening is effective, with neither adverse not beneficial effects to gingiva or plaque’ Commentary in Evidence Based Dentistry (Supplement to the British Dental Journal) Vol 3, Number 3, p76'
Bruce M 1999 'Evidence-based learning in general dental practice ’Article in Evidence Based Dentistry (Supplement to the British Dental Journal) Vol 1, Number 2, p20-1,'
Chapters
Bruce 2016 'Charting the Oral Cavity' in kay Dentistry at a Glance Oxford, England John Wiley & Sons 28-30 Publisher Site
Bruce M 2016 'Periodontal assessment' in kay Dentistry at a Glance Oxford, England John Wiley & Sons 31-33 Publisher Site
Conference Papers
Bruce M 2013 'Association of Dental Education in Europe Conference, Poster Presentation. A simulated biological approach to cavity preparation for posterior interproximal carious lesions' //0 //0