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Institute of Dentistry - Barts and The London

Dr Richard Fitzgerald , BDS, iBSc, MFDS (Glasgow), PG Cert (Medical education), PG Cert (Clinical Research)


NIHR Academic Clinical Fellow in Special Care Dentistry



As an NIHR Academic Clinical Fellow in special care dentistry, I am involved in delivering and researching dentistry for vulnerable populations including those with physical or learning disabilities, medically-complex patients, older persons, dental anxiety/phobia, patients with mental health conditions, and many others.


Centre: Centre for Teaching and Innovation 


Undergraduate and postgraduate teaching regarding sedation and special care dentistry


Research Interests:

My research interests include implementing and evaluating novel innovations and data science to improve the population and individual health of vulnerable populations including the learning disability and end-of-life populations.

I am currently preparing an NIHR Doctoral Research Fellowship Grant Application regarding utilising electronic health records to examine the oral health of patients with learning disabilities.