Clinical Lecturer in Restorative Dentistry
Learning & Scholarship
I have a background of 10 years full-time work in General Dental Practice although now that is reduced to part-time due to my commitments within Cardiff Dental School. My time working within the Dental School is a rich and varied one consisiting of lecturing academically and teaching practical skills to undergraduate hygienists, therapists, dentists and postgraduate MClinDent students.
I have a keen interest in the field of Endodontics and enjoy spending part of my time teaching this subject to the undergraduate dental students on both an academic and practical level.
I am heavily involved with all areas of the Undergraduate Hygiene and Therapy programmes from delivering lectures and practical instruction through to organising the underpinning aspects of the courses.
When I'm not at work I can usually be found mountain biking in the stunning outdoors that South Wales has to offer
Education and Qualifications
2016: PDDS. Postgraduate Diploma of Dental Studies (Merit). Cardiff University.
2002: BDS. Bachelor of Dental Surgery. Cardiff University.
2012-current. Clinical Lecturer in Restorative Dentistry, Cardiff University
2002-current. Associate Dentist.
Registered with the General Dental Council.
Member of the Gwent Local Dental Committee.
- My main clinical duties are associated with the chairside teaching of undergraduate dental, hygiene and therapy students on the Dental Education Clinics of the Dental Hospital in all aspects of Restorative Dentistry. This clinical theme continues with teaching of the first year MClinDent postgraduate students.
- In the dental skills labs I instruct Dental therapists in the basic dental skills of cavity preparation and there restoration. I also teach practical and academic skills associated with Endodontics (Root Canal Treatment) to the Undergraduate Dental students.
- I undertake many examination roles within the dental school from writing, to standard setting and marking of papers for all years of the BDS and hygiene/therapy curriculum.
- I am responsible, in part, for several modules of the Hygiene and Therapy programme mostly centered around the restorative or clinical aspects of the course. I am also responsible for overseeing the timetabling of much of the these two courses.