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Institute of Dentistry - Barts and The London

Dr Ioana-Ruxandra Moraru, DMD, PhD


Clinical Senior lecturer in Primary Dental Care Lead for Southend Academic Dental Clinic

Telephone: +44 (0) 17 0232 8383
Room Number: Academic Dental Clinic, Southend


Dr Ruxandra Moraru has graduated from the Faculty of Dental Medicine, University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Carol Davila, Bucharest, Romania, in 1993. Since 2001 she is a senior specialist (the highest medical qualification awarded by contest by the Ministry of Health of Romania) in General Stomatology.

She also has a postgraduate certificate in PR and Communication, awarded by the University of Bucharest in 2002.

Ruxandra started her academic career at the University of Medicine and Pharmacy Carol Davila, in Romania, in 1994, where, for 13 years she has been a lecturer in Oral Rehabilitation, Preventive Dentistry, Community Dentistry, Oral Health and Behavioural Sciences and Ethics. From 2001 until 2007 she was the Head of the Oral Health and Behavioural Sciences Department.

She was a co-developer of the curricula for the Dental Hygienist College at UMFCD, Bucharest (1995-2007), where she has taught Periodontology, Prevention and Community Dentistry.

Dr Moraru has participated to national and international research projects, some of them involving  closed and disadvantaged communities: care homes, institutions for disabled, prisons etc. Her PhD Thesis is related to prevention of caries and periodontal disease in institutionalized adolescents with learning difficulties.

She co- founded the Romanian Association of Disability and Oral Health, affiliated IADH.

In 2007 she relocated to the UK and has been a busy and successful GDP in a corporate body.

In 2009 Dr Ruxandra Moraru has joined QMUL at the Southend Outreach for Dentistry and currently is the Academic Clinical Lead of the Southend Academic Dental Clinic.



Evaluation of oral health knowledge among personnel in an institution for the rehabilitation of disabled young adults, Moraru, R,  Ghannad, P, et al (2007) JDOH vol 8, (3 )13-16

The oral health of Romanian young adults with multiple disabilities, in Bucharest, Sector 2 ,  Moraru R, Ghannad, P et al (2007) JDOH vol 8,  (3 ). 105-107

Emotional Intelligence and Perceived Stress in Dental Undergraduates: A Multinational Survey, Pau, A, Rowland, ML, Naidoo, S, et al (2007) J Dent Educ. 71(2): 197-204

Cone beam computed tomography as a method of qualitative and quantitative analysis of alveolar crest in the frontal mandibular area, Georgescu C et al, (2010) Romanian Journal of Morphology and Embryology, 51(4):713–717

Perceptions of Intimidation and Bullying in Dental Schools: a Multi-National Study , Rowland, ML, Naidoo,S, AbdulKAdir,R et al,(2010) Int Dent J vol60,(2)106-112

Validation of a Romanian version of the short form of the oral health impact profile (OHIP-14) for use in an urban adult population, Slusanschi O , Moraru R et al( 2013), Oral Health & Preventive Dentistry, 11 (3): 235-42


Communication and Education in Oral health, Cerma Publishers, Bucharest 2003, ISBN 973-9266-67-3

Behavioural Sciences-lecture notes, Cerma Publishers, Bucharest, 2006, ISBN 973-87013-6-8


Oral health impact and oral health related behaviours and attitudes in Closed Communities