Miss Abida Raja BDS (Hons & Distinction in Clinical Dentistry), FDS RCS (Eng), MSc (Distinction)

Miss Abida Raja

School of Dentistry
Clinical Dental Tutor

Contact details

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

Abida Raja is a part-time clinical dental tutor in paediatric dentistry at the School of Dentistry in the Institute of Clinical Sciences. Responsibilities include teaching & clinical supervision of 4th year dental students during patient treatment sessions. Abida is also a personal tutor to a group of BDS under-graduate students. Outside of the School, she is a Dental Practitioner in the Community Dental Service in Birmingham.


MSc in Dental Public Health (with Distinction), University of London (2005)

FDS RCS (Eng) (1996)

BDS (with Honours and Distinction in Clinical Dentistry), University of Birmingham (1988)


Abida qualified in Dentistry from the University of Birmingham, obtaining her BDS with Honours and a Distinction in Clinical Dentistry. She was also awarded several undergraduate prizes including the Carlton Gold Medal.

After completing a General Duties House Officer Post at the Dental Hospital, Abida completed her vocational training in the Community Dental Service in Birmingham and continues to work part time as a Community Dental Practitioner.

Abida has also worked as a Clinical Assistant in Orthodontics at Heartlands and Solihull Hospitals (1994 – 1999).

Abida first became involved in teaching when she started supervising dental students on Paediatric Outreach Placements in the Community Dental Service (which she continues to do) and in 2007, moved on to supervising students at the School of Dentistry. In 2010, she was appointed as a clinical dental tutor in Paediatric Dentistry.

Abida is also working towards a PhD to investigate methods of preventing further caries in children that have had extractions carried out under a general anaesthetic.




Abida’s PhD revolves around the topic of preventing new caries in children that require caries related dental extractions under general anaesthesia. At present, her research centres on a pilot study to investigate the use of dental sealants as a preventive measure in this group of children.


Raja A, Daly A, Harper J, Senghore N, White D, Ravaghi V. Characteristics of children undergoing dental extractions under general anaesthesia in Wolverhampton: 2007 – 2012. Br Dent J 2016; 220: 407-411.   

Raja A, Aukett J (April 2006), Smoking Cessation and the Dental Team. Dental Update. 33: 175 – 184.

Raja A (August 2004), Clinical Audit in Practice – Two-part series. Dentistry Journal.

Raja A, Anees K, Bedi R (October 2000), Transcultural Oral Health Care: Dental Care and Treatment during the Fast of Ramadan. Dental Update. 27: 392 – 394.

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