Learning & Scholarship
I am pleased to support lifelong learning, professional development and education of tomorrows practitioners and exited about developing innovative uses for digital technology in dentistry and dental technology.
Clinical Lecturer School of Dentistry Cardiff University 2008 to date.
( Preparing for Patients yr2 2012 to date , Prosthodontics 2008-2011)
Cadeirydd Y Gymdeithas Ddeintyddol - Elected Chair Y Gymdeithas Ddeintyddol 2017.
Clinical Consultant Renishaw PLC 2011 to date.
Board Member Faculty of General Dental Practice (FGDP) UK Current.
Vice Chair Professional Affairs Committe FGDP UK Current.
Divisional Director North and South Wales FGDP Royal College of Surgeons 2017-2020
Principal Practitioner 1993 -2011 ( Private referral practice in prosthetic and Implant dentistry)
Foundation Trainer 1994-2010( NHS General Practice)
Postgraduate Lecturer Cardiff Nobel Biocare Implant Program 1998-2011
Head of Community Dental Services Powys Healthcare NHS trust 1997-1998.
Clinical Assistant in Prosthetic and Restorative Dentisty UDH Cardiff 1994-2008
Clinical Assistant in Oral Surgery Morriston Hospital 1995-1997
Past President European Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine
Editorial Board Member Journal Sleep and Breathing 1998-2016
BDS University of Wales College of Medicine 1986
MPhil Titanium Stabilized Alloys in Removeable Prosthodontics, University of Wales College of Medicine and Department of Materials Engineering University College Swansea 1993.
DGDP RCS Royal College of Surgeons England 1993
Past and Current Divisional Director Faculty of General Dental Practice Royal College of Surgeons for North andSouth Wales and Board Member FGDP UK.
Member of the European Prosthodontic Association EPA.
Past member British Prosthodontic Society
Member British Dental Association and past Divisional representative for North Wales and Meseyside Community Dental Services .
Elected President European Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine
FGDP Board representative to NHS England Dental Committees.
FDGP Deputy for Dean FGDP at COPDEND
FDGP member at all Wales Dental Postgraduate Committees
Dental invitee at National Institute of Clinical Excellence NICE for Sleep Apnoea Treatment in NHS UK.
NHS England Executive Directors Committee Representative of Dean FGDP
1998=2011 Postgraduate Lecturer Implant Prosthodontics , Nobel Biocare 'Stepwise' Postgraduate Course University Dental Hospital Cardiff. (Hon Snr Lecturer Cardiff University).
2016 British Society of Prosthetic Dentistry Manchester. Scotlander Prize presentation on Digital Design and Additive Manufacture of Removable Prosthodontics.
2015 Y Gymdeithas Deintyddol Annual Conference ,Hilton Hotel Cardiff, Lecture Digital Dentistry.
2014 Department of Health Elephant and Castle London.
2013 Department of Health Elephant and Castle London.
2012 Vale Hotel Cardiff, FGDP UK DF1 Study Day. Chairman and Organiser.
2009 National Institute of Clinical Excellence London .
2008 European Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine ( EADSM/ESRS/DGSZ) Conference , President's address and lecture, German National Science Museum , Berlin, Germany.
2007 European Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine , Bad Reichenhall, Germany.
2006 European Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine , Belgian and Dutch Sleep Research Society meeting Antwerp,Belgium .
2005 European Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine Course and Conference Oxford UK.
Committees and reviewing
2015 -present: Innovation Committee School of Dentistry - Chair Professor J Shepherd CBE
Coleg Cenedlaethol Cymraeg Teaching and Scholarship committee member and School of Dentistry Representative to Coleg Cymraeg .
University Staff Cricket Team Chair, Managing Cardiff Uni Staff CC Cardiff Midweek 20/20 leagues , indoor league and cup competitions together with inter University competitions. Contact me on email@example.com if you would like to play this summer.
Vice Chair Proffesional Affairs Committe FGDP UK
2007-2014 FGDP UK representative to NHS England Dental Committees Department of Health .
Former Member External Affairs Committee member , Faculty of General Dental Practice , Royal College of Surgeons England.
Member of Board , Faculty fo General Dental Practice, Royal College of Surgeons England.
Divisional Director , South Wales Division , Faculty of General Dental Practitioners UK.
Wales Dental Postgraduate Deanery committees as FGDP UK representative
Community Dental Services Member Powys Healthcare NHS Trust.
Community Dental Services Representative North Wales and Merseyside to British Dental Association.
Past Secretary Y Gymdeithas Ddeintyddol.
Past Seretary North Wales Division , Faculty of General Dental Practitioners Royal College of Surgeons of England.
Currently I teach year 2 P4P 'phantom head' clinical skills in the new Dental Simulation Suite . I demonstrate clinical techniques using video link to students and suppervise their hand on clinical skills learning on simulated patients.
I am keen to utilize the full potential of our new Clinical Simulation Suite to illustrate the innovative advances in dental materials and digital technology .
My research interests involve materials and techniques to improve removeable prosthodontic and Implant practice.
I am part of the Cardiff Institute of Tissue Engineering and Repair and work closely with Professors Waddington and Sloan and Dr Ayre supporting recent successful funding bids for research into bacterial adhesion to metalic surfaces, a part externally funded Phd studentship and a KTP program.
Through the above group I am a chapter contributor to Professor Waddington and Sloan's recent publication ' Tissue Engineering and Regeneration in Dentistry - current perspectives.' Published by Wiley Blackwell in December 2016 and actively involved in finding synergies between research -clinical application and technology advances and co supervise a Phd student with above collegues.
Prof Robert Williams has allowed me to support his team conducting materials technology reserch at Cardiff Metropolitan University and I have co authored an application of digital scanning and additive manufacturing in dental technology in International peer reviewed journal .
I am currently collaborating with a number of US dental schools on impact of digital technology on undergraduate and postgraduate dentistry educational curriculum development .