Richard Jones

Richard Jones

Senior Clinical Teacher

School of Dentistry

Mae'r cynnwys hwn ar gael yn Saesneg yn unig.

I am an experienced dental practitioner who has been involved for a number of years in both undergraduate and postgraduate training and teaching. I believe my extensive experience in general dental practice both in the UK and overseas has helped equip me with knowledge and skills which enable me to assist and support dental undergraduates in their development to become successful independent practitioners.

Education and qualifications

  • 2014 Postgraduate Certificate in Medical Education                    Cardiff University
  • 2011     Postgraduate Diploma in Dental Studies                             University of Bristol
  • 2000     Postgraduate Diploma in Law                                              University of Glamorgan
  • 1993     Dental Vocational Training                                                   University of Bristol
  • 1993     Bachelor of Dental Surgery                                                  University of Wales

Career overview

  • 2016 - present : Senior Clinical Teacher, Cardiff University School of Dentistry
  • 2012-2016 :Speciality Doctor Montain Ash Hospital Dental Teaching Unit
  • 2012-2015: Senior Dentist, Dental Teaching Unit, Port Talbot Resource Centre
  • 2009-2012: Practice Owner/Principal Dentist, Gowerton Dental Practice, Swansea
  • 2008-2016: Clinical Lecturer, Cardiff University School of Dentistry
  • 2006-2009: Associate Dentist, Gowerton Dental Practice, Swansea
  • 2002-2005: General Dental Practitioner,Various Locations in Australia
  • 1994-2001: Associate Dentist, Gowerton Dental Practice, Swansea
  • 1993-1994: Vocational Dental Practitioner, Pittar Chambers Dental Practice, Exeter

Professional memberships

  • Member of the Faculty of General Dental Practice: MFGDP(UK)
  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA)

Academic positions

  • 2016 - present : Senior Clinical Teacher, Cardiff University School of Dentistry
  • 2012-2015: Senior Dental Trainer, Dental Teaching Unit, Port Talbot Resource Centre
  • 2008-2016: Clinical Lecturer, Cardiff University School of Dentistry

Committees and reviewing

  • 2016-Present : Member of BDS Exec Committee

External committees

  • 2015 : Member of West Glamorgan Local Dental Commitee
  • I spend a significant proportion of my week involved in chaiside teaching of undergraduates in years 2 - 5
  • In addition I teach on the year 2 Preparing for Practice Course which utilises the Clinical Skills Laboratory to teach and develop clinical techniques and skills before the undergraduates begin to treat patients
  • From September 2016 I will be the lead for the year 3 crown course
  • I am the project lead for the year 3 powerpoint presentations
  • I also act as tutor to a group of 10 of the undergraduate students

I am interested in the tranisition from dental school to the practicing environment and am currently looking at research to help understand how undergraduates can best be prepared for their dental careers post-qualification.