Miss Ruth Potterton
Lecturer in Community Based Dentistry (Education)
Peninsula Dental School (Faculty of Health)
Supporting the delivery of community based dental activities for University of Plymouth Peninsula Dental School.
BSc Dental Therapy & Hygiene Year 2 Lead.
Module Lead for Inter Professional Engagement 1.
Module Lead for Inter Professional Engagement 2.
Enquiry Based Learning Facilitator.
Dip Dental Hygiene Lond 2004
Dip Dental Therapy Lond 2004
Proficiency in Dental Radiography Distinction 2004
PgCert Clinical Education Merit PU 2015
SAAD Competency in Inhalation Conscious Sedation 2012
NHS Dental Epidemiology Screener for Oral Health Survey of 3 Year Olds 2013
BASCD/NHS Dental Epidemiology Screener for Oral Health Survey of 5 Year Olds 2014
Qual - National Certificate NEBDN 1998
General Dental Council Registration Number: 6496
Staff serving as external examiners
External Subject Examiner for the Diploma in Dental Hygiene and Therapy, and the BSc in Oral Health, Queen Mary University of London (Sept 2018-Dec 2022)
Grants & contracts
£1,500.00 (external). Wrigley Company Foundation / British Society of Dental Hygiene & Therapy Community Service Grant. To deliver Dental Buddies: One Step Beyond! Potterton R (2018).
Key publications are highlightedJournals
Witton R, Potterton R, Smith W. Communities in action: developing a dental ambassador training programme for adults with learning disability. Community Dental Health (2017) 34, 77-79
Abstract & Poster Presentations
Potterton R, Hill S. Engagement for Better Oral Health; developing clinicians of the future. BSDHT Oral Health Conference Liverpool, UK. 2014.
Potterton R, Smith W, Witton R. Developing a dental ambassadors training programme for adults with learning disability. BASCD Spring Presidential Meeting Leeds, UK. 2015.
Reports & invited lectures
Invitation to present on Global Health at International Women's Day, Plymouth University, UK. March 2018