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Dr Ilona Johnson BDS MFDS RCPS (Glasg) MPH FDS (DPH) RCPS (Glasg) PHD FHEA

Dr Ilona Johnson

BDS MFDS RCPS (Glasg) MPH FDS (DPH) RCPS (Glasg) PHD FHEA

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Ilona is currently a Senior Clinical Lecturer and Honorary Consultant in Dental Public Health at the School of Dentistry in Cardiff University. She is the Deputy Director for Assessment across all taught programmes and the lead for student experience and engagement within the School of Dentistry. Her role involves research, teaching and dental public health consultant practice. Ilona's main research interests involve improving oral health for older adults in hospitals and care settings. She is currently the topic lead for the undergraduate professionalism, law, ethics and communication skills programme in the School of Dentistry. She is also currently the module lead for the Masters in Public Health Dental Public Health Module. She is particularly interested in the application of evidence based practice, professionalism, communication skills and quality. Ilona has been developing video based assessment tools and and electronic learning environments for quality assurance and learning.

Career Profile

Ilona is a Senior Clinical Lecturer and Honorary Consultant in Dental Public Health in Cardiff. After graduating from the United Medical and Dental Schools of Guys and St Thomas hospitals in 1997, she undertook General Professional Training in the South West of England, working in both practice and hospital. She then entered General Dental Practice in 2000.   She was appointed as a Senior Dental Officer in Community Dentistry in 2003 and undertook a 6 month secondment to a generic public health team in 2006. Following the completion of her Masters in Dental Public Health in 2008, she was appointed as a Walport Clinical Lecturer and Honorary Specialist Registrar in Dental Public Health working at Cardiff University and Public Health Wales.   During her specialist training, she undertook a number of pieces of work including, pandemic influenza planning, work to develop dental contract pilots in Wales, domiciliary care pathway development and a needs assessment for special care dentistry.   She was awarded her Completion of Specialist Training, submitted her PhD thesis and was appointed to her present post in 2013. Her PhD research used mixed methods and explored non-dental healthcare workers$acirc;   (i.e. nurses and carers) emotional experiences of caring for the adult mouth. She has developed an interest in working across disciplines to reduce health inequalities and improve health care quality as a result of her research.

Undergraduate Education

1997     United Medical and Dental Schools of Guys and St Thomas Hospitals (UMDS) Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS)

Postgraduate Education

2014     PhD

2012     Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons Glasgow Fellowship of the Faculty of Dental Surgery (Dental Public Health)

2009     Cardiff Univerity MPH dental module

2008     Master of Public Health MPH (Distinction)

2002     Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons Glasgow Membership of the Faculty of Dental Surgery MFDS RCPS

Specialist Training:

Registered as Specialist in Dental Public Health, General Dental Council 2013

Teaching Profile

Undergraduate

Ilona Johnson is currently the topic lead for the undergraduate professionalism, law, ethics and communication skills programme in the School of Dentistry. She provides lectures, seminars, workshops, small group teaching and elearning across all 5 years of the curriculum.

Ilona is a member of the Dental Public Health Team at Cardiff University and provides Dental Public Health teaching for undergraduates. Teaching responsibilities include:

  • Dental contractual arrangements and systems
  • Critical appraisal skills
  • The roles and responsibilities of the dental team

Ilona supervises final year research projects and is a personal tutor for undergraduate dental students.

Postgraduate

Ilona is currently the module lead for the Masters in Public Health Dental Public Health Module. She provides teaching relating to law, ethics, professionalism, workforce planning, socio-dental indicators, funding of health care systems, resource allocation emergency planning and pandemic influenza for this module. .

Ilona provides teaching for Foundation trainees working in Dental Public Health, and has provided teaching for Special Care Dentistry Masters degree students.

Current Administrative Roles:

Senior Clinical Lecturer Cardiff University
Lead for Student Engagement and Experience in the School of Dentistry

Member of the Research Ethics Committee in the School of Dentistry, Cardiff University
Consultant in Dental Public Health Cardiff & Vale Local Health Board

Anrhydeddau a Dyfarniadau

* BDS University of London (United Medical Schools of Guys and St Thomas's Hospitals)
* MFDS RCPS (Glasg) Membership of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow
* MPH (distinction) Masters Public Health
* MPH Dental Public Health Modules
* FFPH (DPH) RCPS (Glasg) Fellowship of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow
* PhD Cardiff University

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Undergraduate

Ilona Johnson is currently the topic lead for the undergraduate professionalism, law, ethics and communication skills programme in the School of Dentistry. She provides lectures, seminars, workshops, small group teaching and elearning across all 5 years of the curriculum.

Postgraduate

She provides teaching relating to law, ethics, professionalism, workforce planning, socio-dental indicators, funding of health care systems, resource allocation emergency planning and pandemic influenza for this module.


Ilona provides teaching for Foundation trainees working in Dental Public Health, and has provided teaching for Special Care Dentistry Masters degree students.

Enriching Student Life

Enriching Student Life : Most Innovative Staff Member 2015

Enriching Student Life 2016

Enriching Student Life : Shortlist 2016

Sharing Innovative Practice

Sharing Innovative Practice

Open Day

Open Day Talks

Student Awards

Student Champions Awards

Ilona Johnson has research interests across the dental public health field.  She particularly enjoys working across disciplines. Her interests include:

  • Older adult oral health and oral care,
  • Emotional psychology and its role in oral health and oral care provision
  • Oral health improvement for vulnerable and special care groups
  • Information technology for health improvement and education
  • Educational research

Pictures

ADEE Poster Prize 2016

2016 ADEE poster prize photo

Student Research BDJ 3rd Most Read Article 2016

BDJ 3rd Most read Article