Mr Phillip Tomson BDS, MFDS RCSEd, MFDS RCSEng

School of Dentistry
Clinical Lecturer and Honorary Specialist Registrar in Restorative Dentistry

Contact details

+44 (0)121 466 5173
+44 (0)121 625 8815
The School of Dentistry
5 Mill Pool Way
B5 7EG
United Kingdom


  • MFDS RCS Eng 2003.
  • MFDS RCS Ed 2003.
  • BDS University of Birmingham 2000.


  • BDS.
  • MSc in Advanced General Dental Practice.


Characterization of material directed pulp tissue repair with experience in the following areas:

  • Proteomics.
  • Cell culture.
  • Molecular Biology.
  • Organ culture and histology.

Principle investigator of a multi-centre clinical trial of “Smart Seal” a new endodontic obturation material.

Analysis of ultrasonic tips for root end preparation using Laser Scanning Vibrometrics.

Other activities

  • Honorary Specialist Registrar in Restorative Dentistry with Birmingham Community Healthcare Trust.
  • Active member of the British Endodontic Society holding a fixed one year term on its council in 2009.



Lumley PJ , Adams N and Tomson P L. Practical Clinical Endodontics, Churchill Livingstone, Elsevier, Philadelphia USA, 2006.  This book has been translated into Russian, Japenese and Spainish

Academic Journals

Simon S, Machtou P, Adams N, Tomson PL, Lumley P. Apical limit and working length in endodontics. Dent Update. 2009 Apr;36(3):146-50, 153.

Smith AJ, Lumley PJ, Tomson PL, Cooper PR. Dental regeneration and materials: a partnership.Clin Oral Investig. 2008 Jun;12(2):103-8.

Simon S, Machtou P, Tomson P, Adams N, Lumley P. Influence of fractured instruments on the success rate of endodontic treatment. Dent Update. 2008 Apr;35(3):172-4, 176, 178-9.

Simon S, Lumley P, Tomson P, Pertot WJ, Machtou P. Protaper--hybrid technique. Dent Update. 2008 Mar;35(2):110-2, 115-6. 

Tomson PL, Grover LM, Lumley PJ, Sloan AJ, Smith AJ, Cooper PR. Dissolution of bio-active dentine matrix components by mineral trioxide aggregate. J Dent. 2007 Aug;35(8):636-42.

Tomson PL, Lea SC, Lumley PJ and Walmsley AD. Performance of ultrasonic retrograde systems. J Endod. 2007 May;33(5):574-7.