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Dr Philip Atkin

Dr Philip Atkin

NHS Consultant in Oral Medicine

School of Dentistry

Email
atkinpa@cardiff.ac.uk
Campuses
University Dental Hospital, Heath Park, Cardiff, CF14 4XY

Overview

Summary

Consultant/Honorary Senior Lecturer in Oral Medicine

MBBS BDS MSc FDS RCS(Ed) FDS RCS(Eng) FDS[OMed] RCPS(Glas) FDTF(Ed) FHEA

Clinical interests:

Oral medicine, special care dentistry, oral surgery (GDC specialists lists)

Medical aspects of orofacial disease and urgent dental care

Research interests:

Dental education, training and assessment at undegraduate and postgraduate level, at the interface of medicine and dentistry.

Heath and disease at the interface of medicine and dentistry

Examiner:

UK and Overseas for BDS professional examinations

Royal College examinations at Diploma, Membership and Specialty Fellowship level

Clinical Trainer/Educational Supervisor:

For specialty registrars in oral medicine, oral surgery and special care dentistry.

Formerly chair of the Specialty Advisory Committee for the Additional Dental Specialties (SACADS): Oral medicine, Oral Microbiology, Oral & Maxilofacial Pathology, Dental and Maxillofacial Radiology

Formerly member of the Examiner Panel and Examiner Board for the Intercollegiate Specialist Fellowship Examination (ISFE) in Oral Medicine

Past-President, British & Irish Society for Oral Medicine

Research Theme

Learning & Scholarship (NHS)

Biography

Consultant in Oral Medicine (Cardiff and Vale University Health Board) - 2004 to date

Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer (Cardiff University) - 2005 to date

Specialist Registrar, Barts & The London 2001 – 2004

Visiting Professor of Oral Medicine, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 2018

Professional memberships

Fellow, British and Irish Society for Oral Medicine

Fellow, Faculty of Dental Surgery, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow

Fellow, Faculty of Dental Surgery, Royal College of Surgeons of England

Fellow, Faculty of Dental Surgery, Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh

Fellow, Higher Education Academy (HEA)

Fellow, Faculty of Dental Trainers, Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh

Member, Association of Dental Education in Europe (ADEE)

Member, American Dental Education Association (ADEA)

Member, International Association for Dental Research (IADR), Education Research Group

Member, British Society for Oral and Dental Research (BSODR)

Professional qualifications

FDS RCS Edinburgh ad eundem 2021

FDS RCS England ad eundem 2009

FDS (Oral Medicine) RCPS Glasgow 2004

Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice (Barts & The London, Queen Mary) 2004

MFDS RCPS Glasgow 2000

MB BS University of London (Kings College) 1998

MSc Experimental Oral Pathology University of London (Barts & The London, Queen Mary) 1995

BDS University of London (London Hospital Medical College) 1989

Professional memberships

Fellow, British and Irish Society for Oral Medicine

Member, British Society for Disability & Oral Health

Fellow, Faculty of Dental Surgery, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow

Fellow, Faculty of Dental Surgery, Royal College of Surgeons of England

Fellow, Higher Education Academy (HEA)

Member, Association of Dental Education in Europe (ADEE)

Member, American Dental Education Association (ADEA)

Publications

2020

2019

2018

2017

2016

2011

2010

Teaching

Teaching:

Oral Diseases

Oral Medicine

Dental Education – The Medicine and Dentistry Interface (Human Disease/Clinical Medical Sciences in Dentistry, Oral Medicine, Special Care Dentistry, Dental & Maxillofacial Radiology)

Published Papers

Foster-Thomas E, Curtis J, Eckhardt C, Atkin P. Welsh dental trainees' confidence and competence in completing orthodontic assessments and referrals.  J Orthod. 2021 May 31:14653125211019426. doi: 10.1177/14653125211019426. Epub ahead of print.

Simms ML, Atkin PA. Top 20 Prescribed Medications – What are they for and why do you need to know? (Part 2). Dental Health.Nov 2020. 59(6): 30-33. 

Atkin PA, Simms ML. Top 20 Prescribed Medications – What are they for and why do you need to know? (Part 1). Dental Health. Sept 2020. 59(5): 23-27. 

Barratt O, Simms M , John M, Lewis M, Atkin P. Improving Diagnostic Specimen Management Systems in an Oral Medicine Department. BMJ Open Quality. 2020 Jul;9(3):e000926. doi: 10.1136/bmjoq-2020-000926. 

Drage NA, Atkin PA, Farnell D. Dental and maxillofacial radiology: confidence, knowledge and skills in the newly graduated dentist. Br Dent J. 2020 Apr;228(7):546-550. doi: 10.1038/s41415-020-1425-x.

Atkin PA, Willis A, Doncahie C, Elledge R, Thomas SJ, Ni Riordain R, Galvin S, Marney C, Setterfield JF, Smith PM, Hammond D. Human Disease/Clinical Medical Sciences in Dentistry: Current state and future development of undergraduate assessments in the UK and Ireland. Eur J Dent Educ. 2020;24(3):442-448. doi:10.1111/eje.12519

Atkin PA, Cunningham A, Andrews L. Special care dentistry trainee views on the medical and oral medicine elements of the specialist training curriculum. Eur J Dent Educ. 2020 Feb;24(1):36-41. doi: 10.1111/eje.12465

Atkin PA McMillan R. Redfining Medcial Competencies for an Oral Medicine Specialty Training Curriculum Using a Modified Delphi Technique. J Dent Educ. 2019 Dec;83(12):1452-1456. doi: 10.21815/JDE.019.137

Atkin PA. Human Disease/Clinical Medical Sciences for Dentistry in Early-years Dental Graduates: Transition from Undergraduate Study to Clinical Practice. Eur J Dent Educ. 2019 May;23(2):199-203. doi: 10.1111/eje.12420. Epub 2019 Feb 22.

Mighell AJ, Freeman C, Atkin PA, Bennett JH, Buchanan JAG, Carrozzo M, Crighton AJ, Escudier MP, Gibson J, Healy CM, Hegarty AM, Kerr JS, McCreary CE, Pemberton MN, Rajlawat B, Richards A, Staines K, Theaker ED, Willis A. Oral Medicine for undergraduate dental students in the United Kingdom and Ireland-A curriculum. Eur J Dent Educ. 2018 Nov;22(4):e661-e668.

Atkin PA, Thomas S, Cook RJ, Greenwood M, Bennett JH, Willis A, Donachie C, Ni Riordain R, Galvin S, Crighton A, Mighell AJ, Bakri. IHuman Disease/Clinical Medical Sciences in Dentistry: Current state and future directions of undergraduate teaching in the UK and Ireland.. Eur J Dent Educ. 2018 Aug;22(3):e588-e593.

Redford HE, Atkin PA. Dental Students’ Attitudes towards understanding of health, disability and disease in dental patients in Wales, UK: a foundation for special care dentistry. Journal of Disability and Oral Health 2017; 18(2): 43-52

Mighell AJ, Atkin PA, Webster K, Thomas SJ, McCreary CE, Healy CM, Gibson J, Crighton AJ, Dawson LJ, Smalley JO, Allan RB, Oliver RJ, Pattrick MG, Pemberton MN, Theaker ED, Poate TW, Buchanan JA, Greenwood M, Bee D, Yates JM, Crean SJ, Napier SS. Clinical medical sciences for undergraduate dental students in the United Kingdom and Ireland - a curriculum. Eur J Dent Educ. 2011 Aug;15(3):179-88.

Conference Organiser:

UK & Ireland Teachers of Human Disease/Clinical Medical Sciences in Dentistry – Topic: Assessment

Cardiff Marriott Hotel, March 2019

UK & Ireland Teachers of Human Disease/Clinical Medical Sciences in Dentistry – Topic: Curriculum

Cardiff Marriott Hotel, March 2017

Abstracts Accepted/Presented

Atkin PA, Simms ML, Ezzeldin M, Reeve-Brook L. Paediatric dentistry specialty training: oral medicine and the medically-compromised child.  BSODR September 2021

Atkin PA, Emanuel C, Jones B. Funding for Dental Undergraduate Human Disease Teaching: Where Has It Gone? AMEE August 2021

Joseph JR, Simms ML, Atkin PA. New Dental Graduates’ Experiences and Curriculum Fulfilment During COVID-19.  IADR July 2021

Atkin PA, Simms ML, Ravindran N. Consolidating Undergraduate Human Disease Learning in an Emergency Dental Clinic. IADR July 2021

Atkin PA, Simms ML, Mighell AJ. Development of a Specialty Trainee and Trainer Education Forum with Qualitative Content Analysis of Participant Evaluation. ADEE May 2021

Drage ND, Atkin PA, Farnell DJJ. New Dentists’ Application of Pre - Doctoral Learning and Practice in Radiography. IADR March 2020

Foster E, Curtis J, Atkin P, Eckhardt C. Dental Trainees’ Confidence and Competence Completing Orthodontic Assessments and Referrals.  J Dent Educ. 2020 Jan 23:222-223. doi: 10.1002/jdd.12033. ADEA 2020

Atkin PA, Willis AM. Current and future assessments in Human Disease: A UK & Ireland Teachers Survey. ADEE Berlin 2019

Atkin PA, McMillan R. Updating Medical Competencies for Oral Medicine Specialty Training in the UK: A Collaboration. PO-258. Journal of Dental Education February 2019, 83 (2) 188-24; ADEA

Atkin PA. Human Disease/Clinical Medical Science in Early-Years Dental Graduates: Transition to Clinical Practice. ADEE Oslo 2018

Day HE, Atkin PA. Dental students’ attitudes towards understanding of human health and disease in dental patients. ADEE Birmingham 2013

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