Qualifications: BDS. MFDS RCPS Glasg. MPH.
Susan graduated in dentistry from the University of Glasgow in 2001. She completed Vocational Training then General Professional Training before taking a Senior House Officer post at Dundee Dental Hospital. She then combined working in general practice in Glasgow with hospital and community sessions in NHS Forth Valley whilst studying for a Master of Public Health degree part-time. Prior to her current appointment Susan worked as a Senior Dental Officer in NHS Tayside providing treatment for a variety of patient groups and supervising undergraduate students in dental outreach and the department of restorative dentistry at Dundee Dental School.
In 2012, Susan was appointed as a Clinical Lecturer with the Dental Health Services Research Unit. She is currently undertaking specialty training in Dental Public Health and splits her time between this, postgraduate research and undergraduate teaching.
PhD Project Title: Realising the relationship between childhood body weight and dental caries experience: a mixed-methods investigation into the structure, process and outcome of a dental data linkage project in Scotland
Research Subject Area: Dental Public Health (epidemiology and health informatics)
PhD Supervisors: Prof Ruth Freeman and Prof Mark Hector
- TC White Young Researcher Grant, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow 2014
- Tattersall Fund (research scholarship) 2017
Links to other ongoing collaborations:
Scottish Adult Oral Health Survey 2015/16 Pilot Project:
BDS Years 2&5 DPH
BSc Oral Health Science DPH
MDPH Dental Epidemiology
Impact of smoking on tooth loss in adults. Carson, Susan J; Burns, Jacqueline. In: Evidence-Based Dentistry, Vol. 17, No. 3, 09.2016, p. 73-74. doi:10.1038/sj.ebd.6401182
Does dental undergraduate education and postgraduate training enable intention to provide inhalation sedation in primary dental care?: A path analytical exploration. Yuan S; Carson SJ; Rooksby M; McKerrow J; Lush C; Humphris G; Freeman R. In: European Journal of Dental Education; 23.03.2016. Available from: 10.1111/eje.12200.
Patients give meaning to changes in health complaints before, during and after the replacement of amalgam restorations. Levey E, Carson S and Innes N. In: Evidence-Based Dentistry 16: 100-101.2015. doi:10.1038/sj.ebd.6401127.
Assessing sedation need and managing referred dentally anxious patients: is there a role for the Index of Sedation Need? Yuan S; Carson SJ; Rooksby M; McKerrow J; Lush C; Freeman R. In: British Dental Journal, Vol. 219, No. 12, 18.12.2015, p. 571-576.
Training and fairer payments would increase caries prevention in practice. Carson, Susan J; Freeman, Ruth. In: Evidence-Based Dentistry, Vol. 16, No. 1, 28.03.2015, p. 6-7.
Fact or fiction: does a relationship exist between free sugars, dental caries and body weight? Carson SJ, Freeman R. In: Dental Update, Vol. 41, No. 10, 12.2014, p. 862-866.
Barriers to providing dental care for older people. Carson SJ, Edwards M. In: Evidence-Based Dentistry 15, 14-15.2014. doi:10.1038/sj.ebd.6400984.
Possible role for arginine-containing toothpastes in managing dentine hypersensitivity. Carson SJ. In: Evidence-Based Dentistry 14, 44-45.2013. doi:10.1038/sj.ebd.6400930.
Limited evidence for existing caries assessment systems. Carson SJ. In: Evidence-Based Dentistry 14, 10-11.2013. doi:10.1038/sj.ebd.6400911.
Scottish Adult Oral Health Survey: Pilot Study 2016. Carson SJ, Harris R, Macpherson LMD, Richards D, Sherriff A, Thomson CS, Whipp S and Young L. Edinburgh: ISD Scotland on behalf of the Scottish Dental Epidemiological Coordinating Committee 2017.
National Dental Inspection Programme: Report of the 2015 Detailed National Dental Inspection Programme of Primary 7 children and the Basic Inspection of Primary 1 and Primary 7 children. Macpherson LMD, Ball G, Carson S, Ireland J, McStravick M, Conway D, O’Keefe EJ, McMahon AD, Thomson CS and Rodgers J. Edinburgh: ISD Scotland on behalf of the Scottish Dental Epidemiological Coordinating Committee 2015.
National Dental Inspection Programme: Report of the 2014 Detailed National Dental Inspection Programme of Primary 1 children and the Basic Inspection of Primary 1 and Primary 7 children. Macpherson LMD, Ball G, Carson S, Chalmers SB, Conway, DI, Jones CM, McMahon AD, Thomson CS and White V. Edinburgh: ISD Scotland on behalf of the Scottish Dental Epidemiological Coordinating Committee 2014.
National Dental Inspection Programme: Report of the 2013 Detailed National Dental Inspection Programme of Primary 7 children and the Basic Inspection of Primary 1 and Primary 7 children. Macpherson LMD, Ball G, Carson S, Conway DI, Edwards M, Goold S, Jones CM, McMahon AD, O'Haggan P and O’Keefe E. Edinburgh: ISD Scotland on behalf of the Scottish Dental Epidemiological Coordinating Committee 2013.