Dr Praveen Sharma PhD, BDS, MFDS (RCS Edin.), FHEA, FDS (Restorative Dentistry) (RCS Edin.)

Dr Praveen Sharma

School of Dentistry
Associate Professor & Honorary Consultant in Restorative Dentistry

Contact details

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

Dr Sharma is an Associate Professor & Honorary Consultant in Restorative Dentistry at the School of Dentistry in the University of Birmingham. He was appointed as a Honorary consultant in Restorative Dentistry in 2021. He completed his PhD in 2019, funded by the NIHR (National Institute for Health Research) as part of the Doctoral Research Fellowship (DRF).

His research expertise lie in the fields of big data, epidemiology, medical statistics and the interface between oral and systemic diseases. Praveen’s research has won him numerous accolades and he has been invited by national and international periodontal societies to present his research. Praveen is a calibrated assessor of dental indices used in clinical studies. 

Praveen’s clinical training is in the field of Restorative Dentistry, encompassing periodontics, endodontics and prosthodontics. 

Praveen is currently Head of Teaching in Periodontology and Year lead for BDS3. Praveen is responsible for the OSCEs (Objective Structured Clinical Exam) in Periodontology for the 2nd, 3rd and 4th year BDS students. In addition, Praveen supervises BDS students undertaking treatments on clinic and delivers teaching to BDS, Hygiene and Therapy as well as Nursing students. This teaching takes the form of lectures, tutorials and small-group teaching. 

ORCID ID: 0000-0001-6435-4842

Google Scholar Profile: https://scholar.google.co.uk/citations?user=q5qypHkAAAAJ&hl=en


  • Membership of the Faculty of Dental Surgery (FDS) of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, 2021
  • PhD in Dentistry, University of Birmingham, 2019
  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA), 2015
  • Membership of the Joint Dental Faculties of The Royal College of Surgeons of England 2009
  • Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS), University of Birmingham, 2007


Perio Link Award 2018: entry by Sharma P et al.
Oxidative stress links periodontal inflammation and renal function


Other activities

  • British Dental Association (BDA) Central Committee for University Dental Educators and Researchers member
  • BDA Health & Science Committee member
  • British Medical Association (BMA) as Dental academic trainees’ representative on the Joint Academic Trainees Subcommittee (JATS)
  • British Society of Oral and Dental Research (BSODR) Early Career Research Councillor (2018-2021)
  • British Society of Periodontology Faculty Member
  • British Society of Periodontology, Early Career Group Secretary/ Vice Chair and Chair (2014-2017)
  • Calibrated assessor for oral indices (plaque and gingival)


Recent publications


Sharma, P, Kristunas, C, Chapple, I & Dietrich, T 2023, 'Periodontal health and patient reported outcomes: A longitudinal analysis of data from non-specialist practice settings', Journal of Clinical Periodontology, vol. 50, no. 5, 13776, pp. 582-590. https://doi.org/10.1111/jcpe.13776

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, no. 1, 248. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12911-022-01999-z

Alshihayb, T, Sharma, P, Dietrich, T & Heaton, B 2022, 'Exploring periodontitis misclassification mechanisms under partial-mouth protocols', Journal of Clinical Periodontology, vol. 49, no. 5, pp. 448-457. https://doi.org/10.1111/jcpe.13611

Laverty, DP, Addison, O, Sharma, P, Newsum, D & Bateman, G 2022, 'Survival rate and complication-free survival rate of implant-retained prostheses in the oral rehabilitation of patients with head and neck cancer: a retrospective evaluation of a cohort from a regional service', The Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.prosdent.2022.06.010

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

Ademowo, OS, Sharma, P, Cockwell, P, Reis, A, Chapple, I, Griffiths, HR & Dias, IHK 2020, 'Distribution of plasma oxidised phosphatidylcholines in chronic kidney disease and periodontitis as a co-morbidity', Free Radical Biology and Medicine, vol. 146, pp. 130-138. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.freeradbiomed.2019.10.012

Hirschfeld, J, Reichardt, E, Sharma, P, Hilber, A, Meyer‐marcotty, P, Stellzig‐eisenhauer, A, Schlagenhauf, U & Sickel, FE 2019, 'Interest in orthodontic tooth alignment in adult patients affected by periodontitis: a questionnaire-based cross-sectional pilot study', Journal of Periodontology, vol. 90, no. 9, pp. 957-965. https://doi.org/10.1002/JPER.18-0578

Butt, K, Butt, R & Sharma, P 2019, 'The burden of periodontal disease', Dental Update, vol. 46, no. 10, pp. 907-913. https://doi.org/10.12968/denu.2019.46.10.907

Firdaus, BA, Sharma, P & Milward, M 2019, 'The role of antimicrobials in management of periodontal diseases', Dental Update, vol. 46, no. 10, pp. 952-958. https://doi.org/10.12968/denu.2019.46.10.952

Batt, J, Ower, P & Sharma, P 2019, 'The role of maintenance in periodontal disease', Dental Update, vol. 46, no. 10, pp. 959-965. <https://www.dental-update.co.uk/issueArticle.asp?aKey=2037>

Lopez-Lago, A, Choudhury, MT & Sharma, P 2019, 'What are the links between periodontitis and systemic disease?', Dental Update, vol. 46, no. 10, pp. 914-917. https://doi.org/10.12968/denu.2019.46.10.914

Sharma, P, Yonel, Z, Chapple, I & Dietrich, T 2018, 'Association between periodontal health status and patient-reported outcomes in patients managed in a non-specialist, general dental practice', Journal of Clinical Periodontology. https://doi.org/10.1111/jcpe.13022

Review article

Nagi, M, Chapple, ILC, Sharma, P, Kuehne, SA & Hirschfeld, J 2023, 'Quorum Sensing in Oral Biofilms: Influence on Host Cells', Microorganisms, vol. 11, no. 7, 1688. https://doi.org/10.3390/microorganisms11071688

Bashir, NZ & Sharma, P 2021, 'Clarithromycin as an adjunct to periodontal therapy: a systematic review and meta-analysis', International Journal of Dental Hygiene. https://doi.org/10.1111/idh.12498

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