Professor Thomas Dietrich Dr. med., Dr. med. dent., MPH, FDS RCPS

Thomas Dietrich

School of Dentistry
Professor of Oral Surgery

Contact details

Address
The School of Dentistry
5 Mill Pool Way
Edgbaston
Birmingham
B5 7EG
United Kingdom

Thomas Dietrich is Head of the Department of Oral Surgery in the School of Dentistry in the Institute of Clinical Sciences.

Thomas is a clinical researcher/epidemiologist in Dental Medicine, particularly in the fields of Oral Surgery and Periodontology, and has received research grants from the National Institutes of Health (NIH/USA), the National Institute of Health Research (NIHR/UK) and the European Union.

He is a member of the European Centres for Dental Implantology and is an NIHR Research for Patient Benefit (RfPB) Advisory Panel member.

Qualifications

  • Honorary Fellowship in Dental Surgery, Royal College of Surgeons, 2008.
  • Doctor medicinae, Charité, Humboldt University, 2003.
  • Master in Public Health, Harvard University, 2002.
  • Medicine, Charité, Humboldt University, 2001.
  • Doctor medicinae dentariae, Charité, Humboldt University, 1997.
  • Dentistry, Charité, Humboldt University, 1995.

Teaching

Postgraduate supervision

Professor Dietrich is interested in supervising doctoral researchers in the following areas:

Clinical outcomes in dentoalveolar surgery and implantology, in particular in methods to reduce morbidity after lower third molar surgery
Links between oral disease/interventions (in particular in periodontology and oral surgery) and systemic conditions such as cardiovascular disease and rheumatoid arthritis

Publications

Highlight publications

Gorecki, P, Rainsford, KD, Taneja, P, Bulsara, Y, Pearson, D, Saund, D, Ahmed, B & Dietrich, T 2018, 'Submucosal diclofenac for acute postoperative pain in third molar surgery: a randomized, controlled clinical trial', Journal of Dental Research, vol. 97, no. 4, pp. 381-387. https://doi.org/10.1177/0022034517744207

Gorecki, P, Burke, D, Chapple, I, Hemming, K, Saund, D, Pearson, D, Stahl, W, Lello, R & Dietrich, T 2018, 'Perioperative supplementation with a fruit and vegetable juice powder concentrate and postsurgical morbidity: a double-blind, randomised, placebo controlled clinical trial', Clinical Nutrition, vol. 37, no. 5, pp. 1448-1455. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.clnu.2017.08.004

Heaton, B, Garcia, RI & Dietrich, T 2018, 'Simulation study of misclassification bias in association studies employing partial-mouth protocols', Journal of Clinical Periodontology, vol. 45, no. 9, pp. 1034-1044. https://doi.org/10.1111/jcpe.12979

Recent publications

Article

Yonel, Z, Kuningas, K, Sharma, P, Dutton, M, Jalal, Z, Cockwell, P, Webber, J, Narendran, P, Dietrich, T & Chapple, I 2022, 'Concordance of three point of care testing devices with clinical chemistry laboratory standard assays and patient-reported outcomes of blood sampling methods', BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making, vol. 22, 248. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12911-022-01999-z

Yonel, Z, Kocher, T, Chapple, I, Dietrich, T, Völzke, H, Nauck, M, Collins, G, Gray, LJ & Holtfreter, B 2022, 'Development and External Validation of a Multivariable Prediction Model to Identify Nondiabetic Hyperglycemia and Undiagnosed Type 2 Diabetes: Diabetes Risk Assessment in Dentistry Score (DDS)', Journal of Dental Research. https://doi.org/10.1177/00220345221129807

Alshihayb, T, Sharma, P, Dietrich, T & Heaton, B 2022, 'Exploring periodontitis misclassification mechanisms under partial-mouth protocols', Journal of Clinical Periodontology. https://doi.org/10.1111/jcpe.13611

De Pablo, P, Serban, S, Lopez-oliva, I, Rooney, J, Hill, K, Raza, K, Filer, A, Chapple, I & Dietrich, T 2022, 'Outcomes of Periodontal therapy in Rheumatoid Arthritis: the OPERA feasibility randomised trial.', Journal of Clinical Periodontology.

Lamerton, R, Marcial-Juarez, E, Faustini, S, Perez-Toledo, M, Goodall, M, Jossi, S, Newby, ML, Chapple, I, Dietrich, T, Veenith, T, Shields, A, Harper, L, Henderson, I, Rayes, J, Wraith, D, Watson, S, Crispin, M, Drayson, M, Richter, A & Cunningham, A 2022, 'SARS-CoV-2 spike- and nucleoprotein-specific antibodies induced after vaccination or infection promote classical complement activation', Frontiers in immunology, vol. 13, 838780. https://doi.org/10.3389/fimmu.2022.838780

Shields, A, Faustini, S, Kristunas, C, Cook, A, Backhouse, C, Dunbar, L, Ebanks, D, Emmanuel, B, Crouch, E, Kroeger, A, Hirschfeld, J, Sharma, P, Jaffery, R, Nowak, S, Gee, S, Drayson, M, Richter, A, Dietrich, T & Chapple, I 2021, 'COVID 19: Seroprevalence and vaccine responses in UK dental care professionals', Journal of Dental Research, vol. 100, no. 11, pp. 1220-1227. https://doi.org/10.1177/00220345211020270

Sharma, P, Fenton, A, Dias, IH, Heaton, B, Brown, CLR, Sidhu, A, Rahman, M, Griffiths, HR, Cockwell, P, Ferro, CJ, Chapple, IL & Dietrich, T 2021, 'Oxidative stress links periodontal inflammation and renal function', Journal of Clinical Periodontology, vol. 48, no. 3, pp. 357-367. https://doi.org/10.1111/jcpe.13414

Yonel, Z, Yahyouche, A, Jalal, Z, James, A, Dietrich, T & Chapple, I 2021, 'Patient acceptability of targeted risk-based detection of non-communicable diseases in a dental and pharmacy setting', BMC Public Health, vol. 20, no. 1, 1576. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12889-020-09649-7

Dukka, H, Dietrich, T, Saleh, MHA, Troiano, G, Yonel, Z, Ravidà, A, Wang, H, Greenwell, H & Chapple, ILC 2021, 'Prognostic performance of the 2017 World Workshop Classification on staging and grading of periodontitis compared with the British Society of Periodontology's implementation', Journal of Periodontology. https://doi.org/10.1002/JPER.21-0296

Raja, A, White, D, Kerr, S & Dietrich, T 2021, 'Providing sealants at the general anaesthetic assessment visit for children requiring caries-related dental extractions under general anaesthetic: a pilot randomised controlled trial', British Dental Journal. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41415-021-3220-8

Holt, H, Dietrich, T & Chapple, I 2021, 'Risk factors for developing COVID-19: a population-based longitudinal study (COVIDENCE UK)', Thorax. https://doi.org/10.1136/thoraxjnl-2021-217487

Dietrich, T, Schmid, I, Locher, M & Addison, O 2020, 'Extraction force and its determinants for minimally invasive vertical tooth extraction', Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jmbbm.2020.103711

Sanz, M, Chapple, I & Dietrich, T 2020, 'Periodontitis and cardiovascular diseases: consensus report', Journal of Clinical Periodontology, vol. 47, no. 3, pp. 268–288. https://doi.org/10.1111/jcpe.13189

Yonel, Z, Batt, J, Jane, R, Cerullo, E, Gray, LJ, Dietrich, T & Chapple, I 2020, 'The role of the oral healthcare team in identification of type 2 diabetes mellitus: a systematic review.', Current Oral Health Reports. https://doi.org/10.1007/s40496-020-00250-w

Preprint

Lamerton, RE, Juarez, EM, Faustini, SE, Perez-Toledo, ME, Goodall, M, Jossi, SE, Newby, ML, Chapple, I, Dietrich, T, Veenith, T, Shields, AM, Harper, L, Henderson, IR, Rayes, J, Wraith, DC, Watson, SP, Crispin, M, Drayson, MT, Richter, AG & Cunningham, AF 2021 'In vitro, classical complement activation differs by disease severity and between SARS-CoV-2 antigens' medRxiv. https://doi.org/10.1101/2021.11.22.21266681

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Expertise

Periodontal Diseases