Mr Paul Milward

Mr Paul Milward

Senior Lecturer in Dental Technology and Biomaterial Sciences

School of Dentistry

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  • I am currently a Senior Lecturer in Dental Technology and Biomaterial Sciences at the School of Dentistry in Cardiff University. 

  • My role involves managerial and organisational responsibilities associated with the teaching of undergraduate students on the BDS programme involving the topic areas of Prosthodontics and Biomaterial Sciences.

  • I am the Year Lead for Year(s) 1 and 2 : My role as Year Lead has responsibility for meeting regularly with the Theme and Topic leads to ensure the effective delivery of teaching and facilitate communication ensuring horizontal integration of topics within their year(s).

  • I am the Senior Student Affairs Tutor within the School of Dentistry: as student affairs tutor and have the responsibility for pastoral, academic support arrangements and welfare for students within the School of Dentistry.

  • I am also currently the topic lead for the Dental Biomaterials programme in the School of Dentistry.

My main research interests are wide-ranging and varied they involve:

  • Denture care and new product research and development. 
  • Improving the impact protection and design of sports mouthguards. 
  • Technology-enhanced learning; the development of e-learning and e-assessment systems.

Career Overview

PRESENT APPOINTMENT

2013   -          Senior Lecturer in Dental Technology and Biomaterial Sciences

PREVIOUS APPOINTMENTS

 2003 -   2012   Lecturer in Dental Technology and Biomaterial Sciences, School Dentistry, Cardiff University.

 1998 – 2003    Senior Dental Instructor, Dental School, University of Wales College of Medicine.

 1988 – 1998     Dental Instructor, Dental School, University of Wales College of Medicine.

 1986 – 1988     Chief Dental Technologist (Education), South Glamorgan Area Health Authority, University Hospital of Wales.

 1980 – 1986      Senior Dental/Maxillo-Facial Technologist, Dental School, University of Bristol

 

 

Honours and awards

  • 1991 - Winner of the Denny Award: The glass transition temperature of acrylic resin materials used for thermoforming in dentistry. British Institute of Surgical Technologists
  • 2005 - President of the Society of University Dental Instructors

Professional memberships

  • General Dental Council – admitted as registered Dental Care Professional (107105) - 2007
  • The Higher Education Academy – admitted as registered practitioner 2001
  • Licentiateship of City and Guilds -  Dental Technology - 1989

Principle responsibilities

My role as Senior lecturer in Dental technology and Biomaterials Science is to organise, plan and facilitate the learning of prosthodontics dental technology and biomaterial sciences, for undergraduate dental students at the School of Dentistry.

  • I provide laboratory and didactic teaching of Prosthodontic Dentistry for dental undergraduates.
  • I assist in the development of the undergraduate and postgraduate courses in Prosthodontics and Biomaterial Science.
  • I participate in research reviewing  advances in pedagogy, e-learning and emerging teaching technologies for the development of teaching  in relation to Prosthodontics and Biomaterial Sciences.
  • I assist in the provision of various dental applainces for undergraduate patient work within Removable Prosthodontics

I am also actively involved in the lecture programmes of Fixed and Removable Prosthodontics, Biomaterial Science and Professionalism, Law, Ethics and Communication Skills programme.

Overall I contribute to an inspirational, challenging and inclusive student learning experience that prepares students for the challenges of Fixed and Removable Prosthodontics.

Research Theme

Dental Education, Schoolarship and Innovation

Research & Commercial Funding

As a team member of the Microbial Diseases Research Group I have been involved in the development of a joint collaborative research proposal with several industrial partners and we have been able to develop innovating medical devices.  There has been established a long-standing relationship with various industrial and commercial partners, with the aims to enhance clinical innovation into improvements in medical devices and biomaterials.  The group has access to a wide range of state-of-the-art experimental techniques which enable our researchers to develop, test and optimise promising new materials.

The following are examples of recent successful translational funding applications:

  1. Co-I GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare, Cross contamination of teeth from biofilms on surfaces of partial dentures.£10,832
  2. P-I GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare, In-vitro method of testing removable partial denture retention. £12,704
  3. Co-I GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare, Denture acrylic surface topography and effect on microbial colonisation. £21,384
  4. Co-I GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare, EPS/Biofilms: Cross infection model development. £5,000
  5. P-I GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare, Stain Model Development. £12,341
  6. Co-I GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare, Evaluation of effects of brushing with a new format denture cleansing paste to remove microorganisms from denture acrylic. £2,606
  7. Co-I GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare, Phase 2 cleansing efficiency of a new format denture cleansing paste to remove microorganisms from denture acrylic. £17,188
  8. P-I GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare, Development of an in-vitro model in the evaluation of biting forces. £6,924
  9. Co-I GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare, Phase 3 use of a denture cleaning paste (Poliskate) to remove microorganism from denture acrylic. £20,186
  10. Co-I GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare, Phase 1 - Cleaning efficiency of a denture cleansing wipe to remove microorganisms from denture acrylic. £8,647
  11. Co-I Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council, Manufacture of medical device surfaces resistant to microbial colonisation. £37,467
  12. P-I GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare, Development of an in vitro model to evaluate the degree of food occlusion with and without the use of denture adhesives. £2,515
  13. P-I GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare, Development of an edentulous jaw model for the evaluation of efficacy of denture adhesives. £6,028
  14. Co-I GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare, Wipes Study Phase 2. Effectiveness of a denture cleaning wipe to remove microbial biofilms. £12,910
  15. Co-I GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare, Electron microscopy imaging of denture acrylic and illustration of microbial colonisation of surface irregularities. £13,180
  16. P-I GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare, The evaluation of the effect of green tea on denture staining. £6,941
  17. P-I GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare, Vitamin E acrylic for enhancing the longevity and anti-adherent properties of denture base materials. £5,693
  18. Co-I GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare, Development of resilient in vitro dental plaque biofilms. £23,380
  19. Co-I GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare,Tobacco staining of dentures. £9,208

Total Income:  £210,158