Dr Praveen Sharma PhD, BDS, MJDF (RCS Eng.), FHEA

Dr Praveen Sharma

School of Dentistry
Clinical Lecturer in Restorative Dentistry

Contact details

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

Dr Sharma is a Clinical Lecturer and honorary Specialist Registrar in Restorative Dentistry at the School of Dentistry in the University of Birmingham. 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 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

Twitter: @praveenperio


  • PhD in Dentistry, University of Birmingham, 2019
  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy 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



Other activities

  • 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


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. https://doi.org/10.1177/00220345211020270

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

Sharma, P, Fenton, A, Dias, IH, Heaton, B, Brown, CLR, Sidhu, A, Rahman, M, Griffiths, HR, Cockwell, P, Ferro, CJ, Chapple, IL & Dietrich, T 2020, '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

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

Lopez-Oliva, I, Paropkari, AD, Saraswat, S, Serban, S, Yonel, Z, Sharma, P, de Pablo, P, Raza, K, Filer, A, Chapple, I, Dietrich, T, Grant, MM & Kumar, PS 2018, 'Dysbiotic subgingival microbial communities in periodontally healthy patients with rheumatoid arthritis', Arthritis and Rheumatology, vol. 70, no. 7, pp. 1008-1013. https://doi.org/10.1002/art.40485

Heaton, B, Sharma, P, Garcia, RI & Dietrich, T 2018, 'Evaluating periodontal disease misclassification mechanisms under partial-mouth recording protocols', Journal of Clinical Periodontology, vol. 45, no. 4, pp. 422-430. https://doi.org/10.1111/jcpe.12874

Yonel, Z, Sharma, P, Yahyouche, A, Jalal, Z, Dietrich, T & Chapple, I 2018, 'Patients’ attendance patterns to different healthcare settings and perceptions of stakeholders regarding screening for chronic, non-communicable diseases in high street dental practices and community pharmacy: a cross-sectional study', BMJ open, vol. 8, no. 11, e024503. https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2018-024503

Yonel, Z, Sharma, P & Gray, LJ 2018, 'Use of dental practices for the identification of adults with undiagnosed type 2 diabetes mellitus or non-diabetic hyperglycaemia: a systematic review protocol', JMIR Research Protocols, vol. 7, no. 11, e11843. https://doi.org/10.2196/11843

Sharma, P, Stenhouse, L, Green, D, Laverty, D & Dietrich, T 2017, 'Global epidemiology of dental caries and periodontitis – a comprehensive review', Journal of Clinical Periodontology, vol. 44, no. S18, pp. S94–S105. https://doi.org/10.1111/jcpe.12677

Review article

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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