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Institute of Dentistry - Barts and The London

Dr Amede Okwesa, BDS, PGCHE FHEA

NIHR Academic Clinical Fellow in Paediatric Dentistry

Room Number: Office 1, Floor 4, Institute of Dentistry


Dr Amede Okwesa graduated from King’s College London Dental Institute in 2012.  Having completed a year of Vocational Training in general practice, she went onto undertake her DCT1 Training in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at Ashford and St Peter’s Hospital and Paediatric Dentistry at St George’s Hospital. Dr Okwesa’s career in Paediatric Dentistry took off during her DCT 2 placement at The Royal London Dental Institute.

She passed the Member of the Faculty of Dental Surgery postgraduate examinations in order to become a Member of The Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh. Dr Okwesa was awarded the Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice (PGCAP) from QMUL, to support her students and to facilitate evidence based education.  Dr Okwesa has also completed a Postgraduate Certificate in Clinical Research at QMUL.

Amede is pursuing an academic career in Paediatric Dentistry and after completing her specialist training, she plans to apply for grant funding for her PhD study.

Centre: Oral Bioengineering


Dr Okwesa is involved in the supervision of undergraduate students for the BDS Paediatric Dentistry modules and the support of the postgraduate students. She has been involved in supervision of undergraduate research projects in collaboration with the Paediatric Dentistry department, as well as the Dental Public Health department.


Research Interests:

Dr Okwesa’s research interests include oral health prevention.  She has led on a quality improvement project that looks at children attending the Children’s Dental Emergency Clinic and has internationally presented findings related to their pain and medication history and care seeking behaviours.  Amede has an interest in children’s behaviour changes in relation to oral health habits and is currently working on a research project to assess the effectiveness of mobile phone media.


Children´s pain history reported by parents and children attending a UK teaching hospital´s dental emergency clinic
International Journal of Paediatric Dentistry, 2019. Education/Service Evaluation/Audit. 29(S1), pp.152-156

Dental day stay theatre lists: short notice cancellations and non attendance
International Journal of Paediatric Dentistry, 2017. Clinical Effectiveness Bulletin. 27, pp.42-53.

Timing of consent and instructions to parents for children undergoing inhalation sedation. International Journal of Paediatric Dentistry, 2016. Clinical Effectiveness Bulletin. 26, pp.37-51