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Oral Health and Dentistry


Oral Health and Dentistry


Oral health is a key domain of general health
Globally there is growing understanding of the interactions between oral and systemic health and of the importance of taking an holistic approach to health research, health promotion and service provision

The Dental School is primary care based
Unlike medicine, the vast majority of qualified dentists in the UK practise in the primary care sector and around 95% of all UK dental care is provided within this setting

Our research agenda

  1. Enhancing understanding of the mechanisms, processes and circumstances that affect oral and systemic health and the interactions between both oral and general health
  2. Devising, translating and evaluating interventions to promote health and wellness that are fit for purpose
  3. Appraising and improving the quality and appropriateness of oral health care services as measured both clinically and by user perceived value to reduce health inequalities
  4. Developing transparent democratic mechanisms to ensure that the most important and relevant research projects are prioritised for research funding and endeavour

Academic staff, PhD students and Academic Clinical Fellows within Oral and Dental Health are listed to the left.

Further Information:

Please contact Professor David Moles
or for business enquiries visit Enterprise Solutions

Research opportunities in this area:

Most groups provide research opportunities (including MPhil/PhD where available). Please get in touch with the contacts named above for further information.