Over the last three years I have been researching the Feasibility of Clinical Research in Dental Outreach. This has allowed me to explore several areas of interest: the efficacy of prevention delivered by dental undergraduates, the dental outreach primary care environment, and the role of clinical research in undergraduate dentistry.
I currently teach clinical dentistry in periodontology, and am writing up my thesis.
Investigating the feasibility of clinical research in dental outreach clinics, through delivering a randomised controlled cluster study within the clinics. This study investigated the effectiveness of oral hygiene instruction on the periodontal health of primary care dental outreach patients.
Attitudes, facilitators and barriers to clinical research in dental outreach were explored by structured interview, focus group work and questionnaires to assess overall feasibility.
- Examination coordinator for the Introduction to Clinical Skills course
- Clinical teaching in Periodontology, Conservation and Integrated Oral Care
Dental Outreach Oral Hygiene
- 9th November 2011 - Presentation: “Feasibility of Clinical Research in Dental Outreach findings” at the SDPBRN conference, Westpark, Dundee
- 4th November 2011 - Presentation: “Initial findings of the Dental Outreach Oral Hygiene Study” at the Dental Outreach Study Day, DDEC, Dundee
- 17th June 2011 - Poster: “Clinical Research in Dental Outreach”, CMDN Research Symposium, University of Dundee
- 8th April 2011 - Presentation: “Feasibility of Clinical Research in the Dental Outreach Setting” National Dental Outreach Conference, Bristol