Epidemiology and Applied Clinical Research Group

Our research has had a wide impact, benefitting orthodontic treatment and developing novel approaches to manage recurrent orofacial herpetic lesions.

We jointly undertook the 2003 UK Child Dental Health Survey, receiving £74,000 funding from the Office for National Statistics. 

The survey was an important contribution to the epidemiology of dental disease of UK children, and is a benchmark for those planning and implementing dental services for children in the next decade.

A randomised controlled trial of the effectiveness of glass ionomer sealants (funding: £74K from NHS Research and Development) showed that this is ineffective as a dental caries prevention measure in pre-school children.

The development of response latency techniques to determine attitudes to, and perceptions of, dental fluorosis (funding: £48K from the Borrow Dental Milk Foundation) suggests that the psychological impact of dental fluorosis may have been over-estimated.

Together with the Schools of Engineering and Computer Science, we captured 3-dimensional facial movement. This has enabled computerised biomechanical facial muscle model simulations. (Funding: £42K EPSRC.)

We developed a novel interdisciplinary approach to model bone resorption following dental extractions (funding: £52K from GlaxoSmithKline) and an approach for managing recurrent orofacial herpes (funding: £176K from GlaxoSmithKline).

Awards

We won the British Orthodontic Society Chapman Prize in 2006, alongside the universities of Manchester and Bristol. We investigated the benefits of orthodontic treatment in a 20-year cohort study of 1,018 11-year old children self-selecting orthodontic treatment. Our research found that orthodontic care had little positive impact on psychological health and quality of life in adulthood. (Funding: £254K from NHS Research and Development.)

We won the 2006 Houston Research Prize for facilitating 3D orthognathic diagnosis by combining surface scans with cone-beam computerised tomography. This led to realistic surgical planning and comparative growth studies using a common reference framework. (Funding: £180K from the NHS.)

Academic staff

Barbara Chadwick

Yr Athro Barbara Chadwick

Professor of Paediatric Dentistry/Vice Dean Education and Students

Email:
chadwickbl@caerdydd.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44 (0)29 2074 6569

Yr Athro Ivor Chestnutt

Athro ac Ymgynghorydd Anrhydeddus Iechyd Deintyddol Cyhoeddus/ Deon Cyswllt Astudiaethau Ôl-raddedig.

Email:
chestnuttig@caerdydd.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44 29207 46680

Rhiannon Jones

Research Assistant

Email:
jonesrj5@caerdydd.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44 29207 45341
Maria Morgan

Maria Morgan

Uwch-ddarlithydd Iechyd Deintyddol y Cyhoedd

Email:
morganmz@caerdydd.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44 29207 44612
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Yr Athro Stephen Richmond

Head of Applied Clinical Research and Public Health

Email:
richmonds@caerdydd.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44 (0)29 2074 2451
Elizabeth Treasure

Yr Athro Elizabeth Treasure

Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Professor and Honorary Consultant, Dental Public Health

Email:
deputyvc@caerdydd.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44 (0)29 2087 4607
Steven Woolley

Dr Stephen Woolley

Clinical Lecturer in Restorative Dentistry

Email:
woolleysm@caerdydd.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44 29207 46801