Staff in the School

Mr Peter Sands

Mr Peter Sands

Clinical Lecturer

School of Dentistry

Peter is a part time clinical lecturer involved in the Masters in Advanced General Dental Practice. In addition to his academic and teaching roles, he runs a small General Dental Practice in Abingdon, Oxfordshire.

He is a member of the PREP panel, and is actively involved in practice based research.

Dr Ben Scheven

Dr Ben Scheven

Senior Lecturer in Oral Cell Biology

School of Dentistry

 Dr Ben Scheven has an established track record in the cell biology of hard tissues and mesenchymal stem cells. Before he was appointed lecturer at the University of Birmingham, Dr Scheven worked as a research scientist at different institutions in the Netherlands and the UK. His previous research focused on various aspects of bone cell biology and bone growth and metabolism in development ...

Mr Stefan Serban

Mr Stefan Serban

Marie Curie Early Stage Researcher Doctoral Researcher

School of Dentistry

Stefan is registered as a dentist in Romania, The Netherlands and The United Kingdom. His clinical interests are in periodontology and he started his PhD at the University of Birmingham in 2013, focusing on the relationships between periodontitis and rheumatoid arthritis.

He holds honorary contracts with Birmingham Dental Hospital and Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham.

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Mr Praveen Sharma

Mr Praveen Sharma

School of Dentistry

Mr Sharma is a Clinical Lecturer in Restorative Dentistry at the University of Birmingham’s School of Dentistry in the Institute of Clinical Sciences.

His current research interests include investigating the impact of periodontal (gum) disease on the general health of patients with chronic kidney disease.

Praveen is involved in undergraduate teaching which focusses on the speciality ...

Dr Richard Shelton

Dr Richard Shelton

Senior Lecturer and Head of Biomaterials Unit

School of Dentistry

Dick Shelton is Senior Lecturer in Biomaterials and Head of the Biomaterials Unit. He has published over 50 research papers in scientific journals as well as reviews and a book chapter in the areas of bone biomaterials, tissue engineering and application of hydrogels. He has received grants from EPSRC, BBSRC and the Wellcome Trust and the Dr Hadwen Trust for Humane Research.

Mr Phillip Tomson

Mr Phillip Tomson

Clinical Lecturer and Honorary Specialist Registrar in Restorative Dentistry

School of Dentistry

Ms Arta Vahdaty

Ms Arta Vahdaty

Part time clinical lecturer - Specialist Endodontist

School of Dentistry

Arta Vahdaty is a part-time clinical lecturer at the Birmingham Dental Hospital. She lectures at an undergraduate as well as a postgraduate level for the MSc course run at the BDH.

She is the principal of a private endodontic referral practice in Solihull, which she established in 2000.

 

Professor Damien Walmsley

Professor Damien Walmsley

Professor of Restorative Dentistry

School of Dentistry

Research 

  • I am world leader in dental ultrasonics as evidenced by my substantial research collaborations both home and overseas. The translational impact of my research influences the education of dentists and therapists worldwide. International manufacturers design their clinical ultrasonic instruments according to my research standards.
  • I thrive in interdisciplinary projects, which ...

Professor Deborah White

Professor Deborah White

Professor of Dental Public Health

School of Dentistry

Deborah White is Professor of Dental Public Health and Director of Education and Senior Welfare Tutor in the School of Dentistry in the Institute of Clinical Sciences.

Her research interests centre on dental epidemiology and health services research. She has contributed to five major UK surveys of dental health, which have been funded by the Department of Health.

Mrs Penelope White

Mrs Penelope White

Clinical Lecturer

School of Dentistry

Penny White is a part-time Clinical Lecturer at the School of Dentistry in the Institute of Clinical Sciences, responsible for one-to-one teaching of third year dental students during patient treatment sessions. Outside of the School she is an associate General Dental Practitioner in a Private practice in Wolverhampton. Within the practice Penny has a special interest in Prosthetics and ...