Professor Michael A O Lewis

Professor Michael A O Lewis

Director of the Dental Clinical Board, Cardiff and Vale UHB. Professor of Oral Medicine

School of Dentistry

Mike Lewis is the Dean and Head of the School of Dentistry, Cardiff University. He also holds the position of Divisional Director of the Dental Division of the Cardiff and Vale University Health Board.

As Dean, he has overall responsibility for all matters related to the learning, teaching and training of the dental team and provides a strategic lead in these matters both for the University and within Wales. He also holds similar responsibilities for the international research profile of the school. As elsewhere in the university the teaching is research led and the school has a world class reputation in a number of areas.

As a Divisional Director, he has overall responsibility for the provision of clinical care to approximately 250,000 patients per year within the Dental Division of the Cardiff and Vale University Health Board. This includes the clinical facilities and support to train dental undergraduates, professionals complementary to dentistry and speciality postgraduates as well as the provision of facilities for the training of the whole dental team.

The strategic leadership and management of the School and the Cardiff and Vale University Health Board is performed in an innovative seamless manner since the missions of the two organisations are so interrelated and dependant on each other.

Research Theme

Applied Clinical Research & Public Health

Research Group

Microbial Effects on Tissue Function, and Tissue Repair and Remodelling

Research Interests

Antimicrobial agents

Antimicrobial resistance

Acute dental infection

Candidosis

Herpes simplex infections

Infection control

Selected Projects

A preference trial to investigate patient perception with a commercially available wound care product on the lesion caused by recurrent herpes labialis.

A multicentre double blind active controlled parallel study comparing the efficacy and safety of aciclovir 5% and lignocaine 2% to aciclovir 5% alone in subjects with herpes labialis

A randomised, double blind, single dose, one day early administration, multicentre study comparing the efficacy and safety of acyclovir Lauriad 50 mg muco-adhesive buccal tablet to matching placebo in the treatment of herpes labialis.

UK national susceptibility survey of dental pathogens.

Related Links

Dental Faculty, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow

Career Profile

University Education

October 1975 - June 1979:  University of Dundee

Academic Qualifications

BDS - Bachelor of Dental Surgery,

University of Dundee, 1979

FDSRCPS - Fellowship in Dental Surgery,

Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow, 1983

PhD - Doctor of Philosophy,

University of Glasgow, 1987

FDSRCS - Fellowship in Dental Surgery (awarded without examination),

Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, 1996

FDSRCS $acirc;   Fellowship in Dental Surgery (ad eundum)

Royal College of Surgeons of England, 2002

FRCPath, - Fellowship of the Royal College of Pathologists (based on published works)

Royal College of Pathologists, 2002

Specialist Training

Certificate of Accreditation in Oral Medicine

Specialist Advisory Committee in Oral Surgery and Oral Medicine

Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow, 1991

Registered as Specialist in Oral Medicine

General Dental Council, 1999

Teaching

Member of the Institute of Learning and Teaching, 2001.

Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy, 2007.

House Officer: July 1979 - June 1980

Departments of Oral Surgery and Conservative Dentistry, Dundee Dental Hospital

Senior House Officer:

July 1980 - June 1981

Department of Periodontology, Dundee Dental Hospital

Registrar:

July 1981 - September 1983

Department of Oral Surgery, Dundee Dental Hospital

Research Fellow / Honorary Registrar:

October 1983 - September 1986

Department of Oral Surgery, University of Glasgow / Greater Glasgow Health Board

Lecturer / Honorary Senior Registrar:

October 1986 - July 1992

Department of Oral Medicine and Pathology, University of Glasgow / Greater Glasgow Health Board

Lecturer / Honorary Clinical Associate:

August 1992 - July 1993

Department of Oral Surgery, Medicine and Pathology, University of Wales College of Medicine /                  South Glamorgan Health Authority

Senior Lecturer / Honorary Consultant:

August 1993 - February 1998

Department of Oral Surgery, Medicine and Pathology, University of Wales College of Medicine / University Dental Hospital NHS Trust

Reader / Honorary Consultant:

March 1998 $acirc;   November 2000

Department of Oral Surgery, Medicine and Pathology, University of Wales College of Medicine / Cardiff and Vale NHS Trust

Professor / Honorary Consultant:

December 2000 $acirc;   Present

Department of Oral Surgery, Medicine and Pathology, Cardiff University / Cardiff and Vale NHS Trust

Memberships / External Activities

At present, I am;

  • Dean-elect of the Dental Faculty of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow
  • Immediate-past President of the British Society for Oral Medicine.
  • Member of the Advisory Council for Misuse of Drugs (Home Office)
  • Member of the Specialist Advisory Committee for Antimicrobial Resistance (Department of Health)
  • Member of the Wales Office of Research and Development for Health and Social Care Committee
  • Hospital Tutor for the Second Year General Professional Training Scheme in Wales.
  • Member of William J Giels Award Committee IADR (2006-2008)

I have served as

  • Chairman of the Specialist Advisory Committee in the Additional Dental Specialties (2004-2007).
  • Member of the NICE Guideline Development Group for Dental Recall (2002 -2005).
  • Chair of the Organisation Committee for the inaugural meeting of Pan European Federation of IADR. (2002)
  • Member of Hatton Award Committee of IADR (2001-2004)
  • Chairman of Pre-doctoral Hatton Award Committee (2004).
  • Member-at-Large, Oral Medicine and Pathology Group, IADR. (2002 - 2003)
  • Chief Reviewer, Orofacial Pain Group,   World Workshop in Oral Medicine,   (2006)
  • Associate Editor, Journal of Medical Microbiology   (2000-2003).
  • Member of the Editorial Board, British Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery   (2001-2005)

Teaching Profile

I served as Sub-Dean of Dentistry (Clinical Studies) from February 2001 to December 2003.   This post had a number of responsibilities related to the pastoral care of the undergraduate dental students.   In addition to providing day-to-day support to students who find themselves in difficulty, the Sub-Dean administers the Academic Staff Committee and Personal Tutoring Scheme.

Teaching Responsibilities

I co-ordinate and / or provide teaching on the following aspects of the BDS undergraduate curriculum;

  • Oral Medicine.
  • Oral Microbiology.
  • Human Diseases.
  • Control and Prevention of Infection.

I am the Theme Leader for the Human Diseases (including microbiology, pathology, surgery, medicine and pharmacology) component of the undergraduate dental curriculum.

I was the Divisional representative on the Dental Academic Quality and Audit Committee which facilitated all aspects of the course, teaching and student appraisal within the Dental School.   The School was awarded the highest grade (excellent) in the Teaching Quality Assessment in December 1997.

In addition, I provide teaching on the following postgraduate courses;

  • Diploma in Postgraduate Dentistry, School of Postgraduate Medical and Dental Education.
  • Diploma in Dermatology, School of Medicine, Cardiff University.
  • MFDS Course, of Postgraduate Medical and Dental Education.

I served as the external examiner for;

Oral Surgery and Oral Medicine, Final BDS, at the Dental School, University of Glasgow in 1997.

Anaesthetics and Therapeutics, 4th BDS, at the Dental School, University of Glasgow.   (1998 $acirc;   2002).

Oral Surgery and Oral Medicine, Final BDS, at the University of Newcastle (2003 $acirc;   2005).

BDS IV, Prince Philip Dental School, Hong Kong (2005 -2007).

Diploma in Clinical Dental Science, Eastman Dental Institute, University College London (2004 $acirc;   2007).

Oral Pathology and Microbiology, 4th BDS at the University of Glasgow in 2007

Awards / Prizes

TC White Research Prize, 1988, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow

Supervisor of David W Williams, winner of the 1996 BSDR Colgate Prize.

Supervisor of David W Williams, winner of the 1997 Pre-doctoral IADR Hatton Award.

Research Projects

A clinical and microbiological study of facial lacerations.

The physical properties of casts prepared from impression materials treated with Nu-Cidex.

Molecular the identification of clinical isolates of Candida species.

Genetic identification of pathogenic factors related to the Streptococcus milleri group.

A randomised, controlled trial of clinical outreach education to rationalise antibiotic prescribing for dental conditions in the primary care setting.  (Consortium grant with Dr D Thomas, Dr A Bevan, Prof S Richmond and others).

A study of the safety of topical Penciclovir in the treatment of herpes labialis in adolecence.

The role of Candida albicans in the development of chronic hyperplastic candidosis, mucosal dysplasia and oral cancer.

A pilot study of efficacy of aciclovir 5% combined with lignocaine 2% in the management of herpes labialis.

A multicentre double blind active controlled parallel study comparing the efficacy and safety of aciclovir 5% and lignocaine 2% to aciclovir 5% alone in subjects with herpes labialis.   Principal investigator and Lead Clinician for 15 centre study.

An exploratory, observational cohort study investigating commercially available treatments which may reduce the scab stage of recurrent herpes labialis.

A preference trial to investigate patient perception with a commercially available wound care product on the lesion caused by recurrent herpes labialis.

Biennial susceptibility survey of dental pathogens in UK.