Miss Pippa Blacklock

Miss Pippa Blacklock

Associate Professor & Consultant in Oral Surgery

Peninsula Dental School (Faculty of Health)



Associate Professor and Consultant in Oral Surgery  Peninsula Dental School
Associate Dean NHSE South West
Associate specialist Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery University Hospitals of Plymouth NHS Trust


1990 BDS  University of Manchester 
1996 FDS RCS Fellowship in Dental Surgery,  Royal College of Surgeons of England 
Specialist Oral Surgery (GDC Specialist register 2007)
Fellow Higher Education Academy 2008
2014 Masters in Clinical Education (with Merit),  Peninsula College of Medicine and Dentistry 

Professional membership

Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons, England
Fellow of the Higher Education Academy 
Member British Association of Oral Surgeons
Dental Defence Union

Roles on external bodies

Associate Dean NHSE South West
Member Oral Surgery Managed Clinical Network (NHS England SW) 
Associate Specialist in Oral and Maxillofacial surgery University Hospitals Plymouth


Teaching interests

I have been actively involved in dental and medical education for 25 years. I develop, organise and deliver education and training at undergraduate and postgraduate level for dentists, dental health professionals and allied health professionals.
 I have a particular  interest in teaching related  to Oral Surgery, including simulated and hands on training ,  clinical guidelines related to Dentistry  and human factors related to patient safety 
Associate Dean NHSE South West  October 2021-present AD  for Professional Education Development and Support with the medical Deanery, leading on Quality Improvement by facilitating equitable access to QI training and support, and to encourage engagement with quality improvement projects by Doctors and Dentists in training  in the southwest region.
Lecturer HEE SW Dental 2002 to present  Design, organise and deliver study days including hands on Minor Oral Surgery, clinical guidelines, human factors for primary/secondary care dental practitioners, Foundation and PVLE Dentists and DCPs across the region
British Association of Oral Surgeons Teaching and Learning  linked to PG certificate in Clinical Education University of Plymouth
University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust Educational and Clinical Supervisor ,Appraiser and Human factors trainer


Research interests

Masters in Clinical Education Dissertation 2013: To identify Foundation Dentist’s perceived confidence to perform a range of MOS procedures and explore influencing factors including experience and training.


Key publications

Key publications are highlighted

McKernon SL, Yates J, Foster M, Blacklock P, Balmer C & Spencer RJ (2022) 'Candidate evaluation of national recruitment in oral surgery' Oral Surgery 16, (1) 26-30 , DOI Open access
Patel N, Patel V, Sarkar D, Nokes T & Blacklock P (2014) 'Dual anti-platelet therapy and dento-alveolar surgery. How do we manage patients on anti-platelet medication?' British Dental Journal 217, (11) E24-E24 , DOI
Kerr R & Blacklock P (2003) 'Multi-speciality agreement needed' British Dental Journal 195, (3) 119-119 , DOI


Reports & invited lectures

Conference and invited presentations
 Bristol patient safety conference 'The development of HEE SW quality improvement training across the region' May 2023
 NACT conference ‘Quality Improvement training across the SW: Why, How, Networking and the Future., May 2022
 UHP SAS virtual study event: ‘Maximising the potential SAS opportunities and advances’ September 2020
 SW Oral Surgery Managed Clinical Network Symposium ‘Oral Surgery provider Survey results and next steps’ September 2019
 Livewell SW ‘Human factors and Never Events in Dentistry’ July 2019
British Association of Oral Surgeons and NHS England Oral Surgery Commissioning Symposium 'Big ideas and Implementation' October 2018
 British Association of Oral Surgeons regional study day ‘A study into the utilisation of nurse led telephone review clinics for PROMs and PREMS in PHNT OMFS Department’ May 2017
 British Association of Oral Surgeons  Annual Scientific Conference, September 2017 Poster : ‘Radiographs enclosed with referrals :The Good, the bad, the ugly’ Pollard,A Blacklock,P
 British Association of Oral Surgeons  Annual Scientific Conference,  September 2011 Poster:  INR point of care testing for Oral Surgery patients – A service improvement?  P Blacklock.  British Oral And Maxillofacial Surgeons Conference, June 2002 Poster: A National postal survey of current practice in the management of warfarinised patients undergoing dentoalveolar surgery.  P Blacklock, R Kerr.

Conferences organised

British Association of Oral Surgeons Annual scientific Conference 2014 ( Edinburgh), 2015 ( Manchester)

Additional information

British Association of Oral Surgeons
 President of the national specialty association 2013-2015
 Council member 2009 -2019, including serving 3 years as Honorary Treasurer 2011-2013
Staff Grade and Associate Specialist (SAS) Tutor for University Hospitals  Plymouth  NHS Trust 
 Appointment held 2013 - 2021
Royal College of Surgeons Speciality Advisory Committee for Oral Surgery 
October 2016 to 2022
External Examiner Oral Surgery, MSc UCLan 
September 2019 to October 2021