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Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery (OMFS) Trauma Group holds its Inaugural Away Day and Conference
25 April 2024

The multidisciplinary OMFS Trauma Group recently held its inaugural Away Day at The Royal Society. The event was funded through a grant from QMUL’s Enhancing Research & Innovation Culture (ERIC) fund and organised by Dr Sharan Sidhu, Institute of Dentistry. Professor Sir Mark Caulfield, VP for Health, in his Opening Address, thanked the speakers for their contribution and the OMFS team for their dedication to service and the amazing and fantastic care patients received.

Professor Nikolaos Donos awarded the prestigious IADR Distinguished Scientist in Research in Periodontal Disease Award
16 April 2024

Professor Donos, Director of Research and Head of Clinical Research at the Institute of Dentistry, was presented with the award - the highest international award in the field of Periodontology - at the 102nd General Session and Exhibition of the International Association for Dental, Oral, and Craniofacial Research (IADR) in New Orleans this week.

Passing of Professor Emeritus Newell W Johnson
24 January 2024

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Professor Newell Johnson who was a Professor of Oral Pathology and Head for Department at the (then) London Hospital Medical College for over a decade, until his appointment as the Director of the Medical Research Council Dental Research Unit and Nuffield Research Professor of Dental Sciences, at the Royal College of Surgeons England in the mid-1980s.

The Evidence - Putting the mouth back in the body
29 November 2023

In this BBC programme Professor Nikos Donos, Director of Research at Institute of Dentistry speaks to Claudia Hammond and guests about why looking after your teeth is not just important for oral health, but for your bodily health.



Haleema Rabeea (BDS student) wins EADPH Research Prize
9 November 2022

Haleema Rabeea (BDS student) of Queen Mary University of London and Andres Celis (postgraduate student) of Glasgow University were awarded the European Association of Dental Public Health (EADPH) and Haleon (previously GSK) Research Prize at the 26 EADPH Conference.




Institute of Dentistry represented at the QMUL Festival of Communities 2022
20 June 2022

The annual QMUL Festival of Communities took place over the weekend in Stepney Green Park on Saturday 11th June and the Queen Mary Mile End Campus on Sunday 12th June 2022.


Ronn Thomas qualifies as Clinical Dental Technician
11 February 2022

Mr Ronn Thomas (Dental Technology Tutor, Centre for Teaching and Innovation) qualifies as a Clinical Dental Technician (CDT)

Worshipful Company of Fan Makers Mansion house diner
9 August 2021

IOD PhD Students and Bart’s Health laboratory manager were sponsored by Envoito attend the Worshipful Company of Fan Makers diner at Mansion House.

Winners of the prestigious University of London Gold Medal (BDS) 2021 award
9 August 2021

The Institute of Dentistry is delighted to announce winners of the prestigious University of London Gold Medal ( BDS ) 2021 award.

FDI White Paper on Antibiotic Resistance in Dentistry
18 November 2020

Professor David Williams, Centre Lead for Dental Public Health and Primary Care, is second author on the FDI's White Paper on Antibiotic Resistance in Dentistry.


Official Opening of the Centre for Oral Clinical Research
5 October 2020

The Institute of Dentistry (IoD) is pleased to announce the official opening of the new clinical research facilities including the biologic sample laboratory at the Centre for Oral Clinical Research (COCR).

Central Saint Martins Design Student collaborates with Institute of Dentistry
16 September 2020

A team from IOD has collaborated with Ms Jade Echard, an Industrial Design Masters student at Central Saint Martins, London, to help with synthesis of her recyclable ceramic products produced from oyster shell waste.

28 July 2020

Professor Fortune and colleagues discuss the role of the Dental Team as part of the medical workforce in National and Global crises. 


In a national or global crisis, a healthcare system and its workforce should have the flexibility and resilience to deliver the required level of care for all its constituents. The current COVID-19 pandemic necessitated rapid decisions and early redeployment of staff to deliver essential healthcare. Having the dental team as part of this strategy would increase availability of healthcare workers


21 July 2020

Dr Ali Nankali is a Clinical Senior Lecturer (Adult Oral Health) in the Centre for Teaching and Innovation at the Institute of Dentistry. Ali tells us about setting up UKDentalCourses - a new global platform for dental events and courses which is also providing opportunites for our staff and students to work and showcase their research. He also shares his love of making things from scratch, including making synthetic tongues for students to practice on.


The full profile can be found here:

20 July 2020

Alumni profile - Dr Rizwan Ullah
3 June 2020

Alumni profile - Dr Rizwan Ullah

"My time and study at Barts improved me not only from a scholarly point of view, but also helped me to utilise my experiences for the betterment of my students both here in Pakistan and abroad... I  found Barts' facilities, student support and London’s diverse cultural environment made adjusting as an international student very easy".

BDS student represents Institute of Dentistry at BAFO conference
6 January 2020

Zunera Ahmed, a 4th year BDS student, was chosen to present her research at the British Association of Forensic Odontology annual conference. 

The unsung heroes who really deserve new year honours
3 January 2020

Fadil Elamin, an Honorary Senior Research Fellow at the Institute of Dentistry, has been nominated for an Unsung Heroes award. 

MID Webinar "New findings on dental dental caries provided by OCT studies"
1 October 2019

Professor Junji Tagami, Tokyo Medical and Dental University (TMDU) - "New findings on dental caries provided by OCT studies”

Tue, 22 September 2020

13:00 – 14:30 BST

Sign up here !

National recognition for Institute of Dentistry’s Professor Alan Boyde
1 October 2019

Professor Alan Boyde from the Institute of Dentistry, Queen Mary University of London has been awarded a leading national prize.

Novel ways to identify HPV-driven head and neck cancers
25 June 2019

Professor Ahmad Waseem is developing a novel way to identify the increasing number of HPV-driven HNSCCs, which is vital for improving cancer patient care.

Queen Mary Dental Professor becomes first British winner of prestigious Varshneya Award
25 June 2019

Professor Robert Hill, chair of dental physical sciences, has received the Varshneya Award for his pioneering research into halogen bioactive glasses for dental applications. 

Saving children’s teeth in Sudan – without anaesthetic or drills
24 June 2019

Fadil Elamin, a Honorary Senior Research Fellow at the Institute of Dentistry, works as a dentist in Sudan providing care for children.

CARA fellow and IOD Reader attend reception at the Royal Society of Medicine.
21 June 2019

The Council for At Risk Academics (CARA) recently hosted a reception and presentations at the Royal Society of Medicine.

IOD 11th in the QS world univeristy rankings for Dentistry
8 May 2019

QMUL Institute of Dentistry moves to number 11 in the QS world univeristy rankings for Dentistry - up from number 75 last year !

Do mouthwash claims stack up?
8 May 2019

Professor Robert Hill was interviewed on channel 4 programme Supershoppers about the claims made by mouthwash products. 

Mr C. Cluff Wins Students Excellence in Teaching Award
3 April 2019

Mr Chad Everett Cluff (Tutor Dental Technician, Centre for Teaching and Innovation, IOD) received the Award of Tutor of The Year (non-clinical).

Institute of Dentisty represented at the Engagement and Enterprise Awards
8 January 2019

The Engagement and Enterprise Awards recognise outstanding achievement in public engagement, academic enterprise, student enterprise and public relations.


Stephanie Yeung awarded the Undergraduate Prize from the British Society of Oral Medicine
8 January 2019

Stephanie Yeung awarded the Undergraduate Prize from the British Society of Oral Medicine

World Conference on Glass Ionomer Cements
8 January 2019

World Conference on Glass Ionomer Cements: Towards Biomimetic Dentistry

 29th and 30th August 2019

SUGAR SMART Tower Hamlets
8 January 2019

In collaboration with the local Council, third year dental students at QMUL supported the Sugar Smart Campaign

IOD Reader admitted to the Freedom of the City of London and Livery Company
8 January 2019

Dr Mike Cattell (Reader in Dental Technology and Biomaterials, Centre for Oral Bioengineering, IOD) received the honour of the Freedom of the City of London and admission to the Worshipful Company of Fan Makers.

Behcet's Centre of Excellence at The Royal London Hospital
4 October 2018

A new video of the Behcet's Centre of Excellence at The Royal London Hospital

Celebrating Black History Month 2018
4 October 2018

This October marks Black History Month in the UK, and there's plenty going on at Queen Mary to mark the occasion and engage with the richness of black, African and Caribbean arts, culture and history.

Leon Bassi wins Robin Davis DCP Research Award
4 October 2018

Congratulations to Leon Bassi from the Centre for Dental Public Health & Primary Care, Institute of Dentistry, who was recently awarded a Robin Davis DCP Research Award from the Oral and Dental Research Trust, supported by Colgate. 

ITI CPD Week 2018
4 October 2018

ITI CPD Week that took place on the 9th – 13th July with dentists from the United Kingdom, United States, United Arab Emirates, Chile, Spain, Vietnam, Australia and the United Arab Emirates.  #QMUL 

Queen Mary appoints Professor Paul Coulthard as new Dean for Dentistry
31 August 2018

Professor Paul Coulthard has been appointed to the post of Dean for Dentistry and Director, Institute of Dentistry, Queen Mary University of London.

Queen Mary researcher recognised for influential contributions to dental research
31 August 2018

The largest scientific association that focuses on research in the field of dentistry has recognised a researcher from Queen Mary University of London for advances in research to improve oral health in children.


New research finds virus-like particles that control mouth cancer
16 August 2018

Muy-Teck Teh and colleagues from the Institute of Dentistry had research published this week in the journal Molecular Cancer: which provides new insights into how cancer cells send out signals to control surrounding normal cells and metastasise.

In this Q&A, Dr. Teh explains the significance of the research and how it might lead to new non-invasive tests for mouth cancer.

Academic presents cancer test at major Southeast Asian conference
16 August 2018

Dr Muy-Teck Teh, a cancer expert from Queen Mary University of London presented his breakthrough oral cancer test at one of China’s largest education exchange conferences last month.

Festival of Communities Event (May 13th 2018)
19 June 2018

Dental students at QMUL used the opportunity of the Festival of Communities at Mile End campus, a festival for residents of Tower Hamlets, to reach out to families to teach them about the oral health needs of their infants and children.

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