Miss Maria Bernardes Delgado

Miss Maria Bernardes Delgado

Peninsula Dental School (Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry)


I am an NIHR Academic Clinical Fellow in Primary Dental Care at Plymouth University. I am currently doing a ResM, exploring the experiences of palliative care patients regarding their oral care.

I also work as a senior dental officer at Torbay and South Devon NHS FT. 


BDS (2008) - University of Lisbon

MJDF RCS (Eng) (2012)

MPH (2012) - King's College London

CPDS (2014) - University of Bristol

Pg Cert Clin Ed (2017) - Plymouth University

Professional membership

British Association for the Study of Community Dentistry (BASCD) - since 2013

British Dental Association (BDA) - since 2014

British Society for Disability and Oral Health (BSDH) - since 2014

Society for the Advancement of Anaesthesia in Dentistry (SAAD) - since 2017

Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA) - since 2017

International Association for Dental Research (IADR) - since 2017

1) Plessas A, Bernardes Delgado M (2018) 'The role of ergonomic saddle seats and magnification loupes in the prevention of musculoskeletal disorders. A systematic review.' International Journal Dental Hygiene (doi: 10.1111/idh.12327.) 
2) Plessas A, Bernardes Delgado M, Nasser M, Hanoch Y, Moles DR (2018) 'The impact of stress on dentists' clinical performance. A systematic review' Community Dental Health 35 (1) pp 9-15
3) Scambler S, Delgado M, Asimakopoulou K (2016) 'Defining patient-centred care in dentistry? A systematic review of the dental literature' British Dental Journal 221, (8) pp 477-484

Oral presentations at conferences:
Bernardes Delgado M, Burns L, Quinn C, Moles D, Kay E 'Oral care of palliative care patients - carers' and relatives' experiences' BSODR Plymouth  2017