Owen Addison is a Clinical Lecturer and Honorary Specialist Registrar in Restorative Dentistry.
His research background is in Biomedical Materials Science, with a particular interest in the behaviour of materials in physiological environments. He has published regularly in the fields of dentistry, materials science and has received major external funding (in excess of £1 million in the last two years) from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council, National Institute for Health Research and from industry.
In late 2010 he was awarded a prestigious five year National Institute for Health Research Clinician Scientist fellowship.
Owen Addison qualified as a dentist from the University of Birmingham in 2001. Following a year in general practice he commenced work in hospital posts and gained his membership of the faculty of dental surgeons in 2003. He then combined a series of part time clinical positions whilst studying for his PhD which was awarded in 2007. At this time he took up a Lectureship at the School of Dentistry.
His postgraduate research focussed on enhancing the clinical performance of ceramic-based dental restorations, by improving the mechanistic understanding of how these materials fail. As a post-doctoral researcher he has continued with this theme supervising undergraduate, PhD students and post-doctoral researchers. Students under his supervision have gone on to win prestigious research awards including the Academy of Dental Materials Paffenbarger prize (2008) and the International Association of Dental Research EH Hatton award for international undergraduate research (2010).
In 2009 with collaborators he began employing techniques using synchrotron light to characterise dental hard tissues and to map the distribution of certain elements derived from biomedical implants in human tissue. Most recently he has been awarded a five year National Institute for Health Research Clinician Scientist fellowship which will provide him with further biological training to complement his materials science expertise.
As a clinician he is coming towards the end of a 4.5 year specialist training in Restorative Dentistry (Feb 2012). He currently treats patients within a specialist care setting for approximately 50-60% of his time with the remainder dedicated to undergraduate education and to research supervision.
Owen Addison is interested in research in the following areas:
–mechanical characterization and lifetime prediction modeling of dental and biomedical materials.
-modification of inflammatory responses in peri-implant environments by release ions and debris.
-use of synchrotron X-rays to map elements in human tissues.
If you are interesting in studying any of these subject areas please contact using the contact details above.
Addison, O; Sodhi, A; Fleming, GJP. (2010) Seating load parameters impact on dental ceramic reinforcement conferred by cementation with resin-cements. DENTAL MATERIALS, 26 (9): 915-921
Grant, MM; Monksfield, P; Proops, D; et al. (2010) Fluid Exudates From Inflamed Bone-Anchored Hearing Aids Demonstrate Elevated Levels of Cytokines and Biomarkers of Tissue and Bone Metabolism. OTOLOGY & NEUROTOLOGY, 31 (3): 433-439
Isgro, G; Addison, O; Fleming, GJP (2010) Deformation of a Dental Ceramic following Adhesive Cementation. JOURNAL OF DENTAL RESEARCH, 89 (1): 87-90.
Shawkat, ES; Shortall, AC; Addison, O; et al. (2009) Oxygen inhibition and incremental layer bond strengths of resin composites. DENTAL MATERIALS, 25 (11): 1338-1346.
Fleming, GJP; Addison, O (2009). Adhesive Cementation and the Strengthening of All-Ceramic Dental Restorations. JOURNAL OF ADHESION SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY, 23 (7-8): 945-959.
Addison, O; Fleming, GJP (2008). Application of analytical stress solutions to bi-axially loaded dental ceramic-dental cement bilayers. DENTAL MATERIALS, 24 (10): 1336-1342.
Addison, O; Marquis, PM; Fleming, GJP (2008). Adhesive luting of all-ceramic restorations the impact of cementation variables and short-term water storage on the strength of a feldspathic dental ceramic. JOURNAL OF ADHESIVE DENTISTRY, 10 (4): 285-293.
Addison, O; Marquis, PM; Fleming, GJP (2008). Quantifying the strength of a resin-coated dental ceramic. JOURNAL OF DENTAL RESEARCH, 87 (6): 542-547.