Mr Thomas Addison

Thomas Addison

School of Dentistry
Associate Clinical Professor in Restorative Dentistry
Honorary Speciality Dentist in Restorative Dentistry
Head of Education (School of Dentistry)

Contact details

Institute of Clinical Sciences
The School of Dentistry
5 Mill Pool Way
B5 7EG
United Kingdom

Thomas Addison is Head of Education at the School of Dentistry in the Institute of Clinical Sciences. He is an Associate Professor responsible for clinical teaching of dental students during patient treatment sessions in Clinical Practice, Restorative Dentistry and Endodontics. As Head of Education, he oversees the Undergraduate Programmes (BDS and BSc in Dental Hygiene and Therapy) and Postgraduate Taught Programmes delivered in the School of Dentistry.


  • FCGDent – (College of General Dentistry)
  • FDTFEd – (RCS Edinburgh)
  • FDS, RCS ad Eundem (RCS England)
  • MSc Endodontics (2019) With Distinction (University of Chester)
  • FHEA (2014)
  • PgCert in Academic Practice - (Open University, 2014) 
  • Dip.FFGDP (UK) – (Faculty of General Dental Practice, Royal College of Surgeons England 2011)
  • DPDS – (Diploma in Postgraduate Dental Studies, University of Bristol 2011)
  • MSc (Distinction) General Dental Practice – (University of Birmingham, 2006)
  • Dip.MFGDP (UK) - (Faculty of General Dental Practice, Royal College of Surgeons England 2001)
  • BDS (Distinction in Clinical Dentistry) – (University of Birmingham, 1999)


Thomas Addison qualified in 1999 from the University of Birmingham with Distinction in Clinical Dentistry.

He joined the University staff in 2006, taking up a role as a Clinical Tutor on a part time basis whilst maintaining a busy NHS practice list. As an experienced practitioner he has been able to successfully develop students for future practice in the clinical practice teaching environment. In early 2017 he left clinical practice and took up a full time post in the School of Dentistry where in 2020 he was appointed as the Head of Undergraduate Education. Since January 2023, he has taken on the Postgraduate Taught remit, combining the roles as Head of Education. With his experience of general practice, he is committed to supporting students throughout their university career as well as after graduation. He is involved in several aspects of clinical teaching with generalist clinical skills, however, does now focus his own clinical time in the field of Endodontics and Restorative Dentistry. 


Other activities

  • External Examiner for Year 2 BDS at Queen Mary University, London