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Dr Shelagh Thompson 


Career Profile

Undergraduate education:    

University College Cardiff and Welsh National School of Medicine. Awarded Degree of Bachelor of Dental Surgery, University of Wales July 1979

Postgraduate qualifications:

Master of Philosophy, University of Wales, 1991. Thesis entitled: Shaping of human root canals using a sonic endodontic instrument

Diploma in Clinical Hypnosis (Distinction), University of Sheffield, 1993

Doctor of Philosophy, University of Wales, 1999.  Thesis entitled: Shaping of simulated root canals using rotating nickel-titanium endodontic instruments

Membership in Special Needs Dentistry Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh  2002

Specialist in Endodontics 2000

Specialist in Special Care Dentistry 2009

Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

Present Appointments

Clinical Reader in Sedation and Special Care Dentistry
Learning and Scholarship Group, School of Dentistry, Cardiff University, 2010 to date

Honorary Consultant in Special Care Dentistry and Conscious Sedation 
Cardiff and Vale NHS Trust, 2009 to date

Editor Journal of Disability and Oral Health 
British Society for Disability and Oral Health, 2011 to date

Teaching Profile

Undergraduate

Topic Leader in Pain and Anxiety Control School of Dentistry
Topic Leader in Special Care Dentistry School of Dentistry

Postgraduate

Programme Director for MSc / Diploma in Conscious Sedation
Course Director PGMDE: Certificate in Dental Sedation Nursing,   
National Examining Board for Dental Nurses

Clinical Profile

Lead Clinician for Special Care Dentistry Conservation Clinic Lead clinician for Conscious Sedation in the Sedation Suite
Chair of Sedation Users Group in University Dental Hospital, and Dental Service Group, Cardiff and Vale NHS Trust
Management of special care patients and anxious or phobic patients. Provision of comprehensive oral health care using all treatment modalities including behavioural management, hypnosis, LA, conscious sedation, GA as day-case, ambulatory care and in-patients.

Memberships / External Activities

National Committees:

Past President of the British Society for Disabilty and Oral Health 2007-2008
Chair of Teachers Group of the British Society for Disability and Oral Health 2006-
Academic Member of the Specialist Advisory Committee in Special Care Dentistry 2008 to date
School Representative Dental Sedation Teachers Group 1997 to date

Current External Examining:

Certificate in Conscious Sedation, University of Liverpool
Membership in Special Needs Dentistry, Royal College of  Surgeons of Edinburgh
Diploma in Special Care Dentistry, Royal College of Surgeons of England
D.Dent Ch (Special Care Dentistry) Trinity College Dublin 
Member of Panel of Examiners for the Certificate in Dental
Sedation Nursing, National Examining Board for Dental Nurses

Journal Editor:

Editor of the Journal of Disability and Oral Health

Journal Reviewer:
British Dental Journal, International Endodontic Journal
Journal of Disability and Oral Health

Awards / Prizes

British Endodontic Society Research Grant.  £500 1994