Barts & The London - Institute of Dentistry

Dr S K Sidhu, BDS, MSc, PhD, FICD, MFDSRCS, FADM, SFHEA

Reader/Honorary Consultant in Restorative Dentistry

Email: s.k.sidhu@qmul.ac.uk
Telephone: +44 20 7882 8617
Room Number: Office 11, 4th Floor

Profile

Dr Sidhu obtained her degree in dentistry (BDS) from the National University of Singapore and subsequently did all her postgraduate training in the UK, including a clinical Master’s at the Eastman Dental Institute and a PhD at Guy’s Hospital, University of London. Her dental career began in hospital service and then private practice in Singapore, followed by a shift to an academic career. Her first academic position was at the Faculty of Dentistry, National University of Singapore. This was followed by a stint as an Overseas Visiting Lecturer at Guy’s Hospital in London and then as a Clinical Lecturer at Newcastle University before moving to Queen Mary University of London. She also holds honorary positions at UCL Eastman Dental Institute in London as well as Hokkaido University in Japan.

Dr Sidhu has taught at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels, while maintaining clinical commitments and service within an academic environment. She is on two clinical specialist lists in the UK (Restorative Dentistry and Prosthodontics), and is a member of the pan-London specialist training committee. In addition, she has educational qualifications and received accreditation as a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy in the UK. Dr Sidhu has been appointed as external examiner at all levels (undergraduate, Diploma, Master’s, MPhil, and PhD levels). She has also numerous roles of an advisory and mentoring nature.

Teaching

Dr Sidhu is involved in undergraduate clinical teaching primarily in Restorative Dentistry. In addition, she contributes to postgraduate clinical and didactic teaching. She is responsible for the Adhesive Module in the Prosthodontics postgraduate programme and previously developed the postgraduate course in Endodontics.

Research

Research Interests:

Dr Sidhu has developed a research profile focussing on dental materials, particularly in adhesive materials, and interfaces. In addition, she has developed her expertise in glass-ionomer materials for which she is well-known. In 2001, Dr Sidhu was awarded the International Association for Dental Research (IADR) Toshio Nakao Fellowship in dental materials science. She has published widely in peer-reviewed journals, served on journal editorial boards and has edited a book titled “Glass-ionomers in dentistry” published by Springer Science. Dr Sidhu has been on funded research sabbaticals to the research centres/laboratories of some of the most highly-regarded researchers in dental materials at universities in the US, Japan and Australia. She has also been appointed as a member of international grant funding and awards committees.

Dr Sidhu has supervised numerous postgraduate research projects at Master’s level as well as PhD research students. She has also examined research theses externally and overseas.

Publications

1) C R Sánchez-Bretaño, L Zou, S K Sidhu, B S Chong

Surface damage of engine-driven NiTi endodontic files assessed using 3D coordinate metrology
ENDO - Endodontic Practice Today, 2016; 10 (4): 195-201

2) S K Sidhu, J W Nicholson
A review of glass-ionomer cements for clinical dentistry
Journal of Functional Biomaterials, 2016, 7 (3): 16

3) S Kakuda, S K Sidhu, H Sano
Buffering or non-buffering: an action of pit-and-fissure sealants
Journal of Dentistry, 2015, 43 (10): 1285-1289

4) G Di Filippo, S K Sidhu, B S Chong
Der Biofilm und der endodontische Misserfolg -Teil 2
Endodontie, 2015, 24 (2): 129-141

5) A Mohammed, S K Sidhu, B S Chong
Root canal working length determination and apical limit of root canal instrumentation and obturation
ENDO - Endodontic Practice Today, 2015, 9 (3): 161-168

6) B S Chong, J E Miller, S Sidhu
The quality of radiographs accompanying endodontic referrals to a Health Authority Clinic
British Dental Journal, 2015, 219 (2): 69-72

7) B S Chong, A Quinn, R R Pawar, J Makdissi, S K Sidhu
The anatomical relationship between the roots of mandibular second molars and the inferior alveolar nerve
International Endodontic Journal, 2014, Sept 12 [Epub]
International Endodontic Journal, 2015, 48 (6): 549-555

8) S Hoshika, J D Munck, H Sano, S K Sidhu, Van Meerbeek B
Effect of conditioning and aging on the bond strength and interfacial morphology of glass-ionomer cement bonded to dentin
Journal of Adhesive Dentistry, 2015, 17 (2): 141-146

9) R Al Bukhary, R Wassell, S Sidhu, O Al Naimi, J Meechan
The Local Anaesthetic Effect of a Dental Laser Prior to Cavity Preparation: A Pilot Volunteer Study
Operative Dentistry, 2015, 40 (2): 129-133

10) G Billis, R R Pawar, J Makdissi, S K Sidhu, B S Chong
A cone beam computed tomography study on the incidence and configuration of the second mesiobuccal canal in maxillary first and second molars in an adult sub-population in London
ENDO - Endodontic Practice Today, 2014, 8 (3): 179-186

11) G Di Filippo, S K Sidhu, B S Chong
Apical periodontitis and the technical quality of root canal treatment in an adult sub-population in London
British Dental Journal, 2014, 216 (10): E22 (online paper)

12) B S Chong, J E Miller, S K Sidhu
Alternative local anaesthetic delivery systems, devices and aids designed to minimise painful injections - a review
ENDO - Endodontic Practice Today, 2014, 8 (1): 7-22

13) G Di Filippo, S K Sidhu, B S Chong
The role of biofilms in endodontic treatment failure
ENDO - Endodontic Practice Today, 2014, 8 (2): 87-103

14) J Fu, S Kakuda, F Pan, S Hoshika, S Ting, A Fukuoka, Y Bao, T Ikeda, Y Nakaoki, D Selimovic, H Sano and S K Sidhu
Bonding performance of a newly developed step-less all-in-one system on dentin
Dental Materials Journal, 2013, 32(2): 203–211

15) J Fu, F Pan, S Kakuda, S K Sidhu, T Ikeda, Y Nakaoki, D Selimovic and H Sano
The effect of air-blowing duration on all-in-one systems
Dental Materials Journal, 2012, 31(6): 1075-1081

16) S K Sidhu
Glass-ionomer cement restorative materials: a sticky subject?
Australian Dental Journal, 2011, 56: (1 Suppl): 23-30

17) Hoshika S, Nagano F, Tanaka T, Wada T, Asakura K, Koshiro K, Selimovic D, Miyamoto Y, Sidhu S K and Sano H
Expansion of Nanotechnology for Dentistry: Effect of Colloidal Platinum Nanoparticles on Dentin Adhesion Mediated by 4-META/MMA-TBB.
Journal of Adhesive Dentistry, 2010, Nov 8 [Epub]
Journal of Adhesive Dentistry, 2011, 13 (5): 411-416

18) S Hoshika, F Nagano, T Tanaka, T Ikeda, T Wada, K Asakura, K Koshiro, D Selimovic, Y Miyamoto, S K Sidhu and H Sano
Effect of application time of colloidal platinum nanoparticles on the microtensile bond strength to dentin
Dental Materials Journal, 2010, 29 (6): 682-689

19) Adu-Arko AY, Sidhu SK, McCabe JF and Pashley DH
Effect of an Er,Cr:YSGG laser on water perfusion in human dentine
European Journal of Oral Sciences, 2010, 118 (5): 483-488

20) S K Sidhu
Clinical evaluations of resin-modified glass-ionomer restorations
Dental Materials (published online: 3 Oct 2009), 2010, 26 (1): 7-12

21) Z Yan, S K Sidhu and J F McCabe
The influence of microstructure on thermal response of glass ionomers
Journal of Materials Science: Materials in Medicine, 2007, 18 (6): 1163-1166

22) P Ekworapoj, S K Sidhu and J F McCabe
Effect of surface conditioning on adhesion of glass ionomer cement to Er,Cr:YSGG laser-irradiated human dentin
Photomedicine and Laser Surgery, 2007, 25 (2): 118-123

23) P Ekworapoj, S K Sidhu and J F McCabe
Effect of different power parameters of Er,Cr:YSGG laser on human dentine
Lasers in Medical Science (published online 23 January 2007), 2007, 22 (3): 175-182

24) Z Yan, S K Sidhu, T E Carrick and J F McCabe
Response to Thermal Stimuli of Glass Ionomer Cements
Dental Materials (published online: 5 July 2006), 2007, 23 (5): 597-600

25) I Jamous, S K Sidhu and A W G Walls
An evaluation of the performance of cast gold bonded restorations in clinical practice, a retrospective study
Journal of Dentistry, 2007, 35 (2): 130-136

26) S K Sidhu, Y Omata, T Tanaka, K Koshiro, D Spreafico, S Semeraro, D Mezzanzanica and H Sano
Bonding characteristics of newly developed all-in-one adhesives
Journal of Biomedical Materials Research Part B: Applied Biomaterials, 2007, 80B (2): 297-303

27) Z Yan, S K Sidhu, G A Mahmoud, T E Carrick and J F McCabe
Effects of temperature on the fluoride release and recharging ability of glass ionomers
Operative Dentistry, 2007, 32 (2): 138-143

28) S Tanaka, T Sugaya, M Kawanami, Y Nodasaka, T Yamamoto, H Noguchi, Y Tanaka, T Ikeda, H Sano and S K Sidhu
Hybrid Layer Seals the Cementum / 4-META/MMA-TBB Resin Interface
Journal of Biomedical Materials Research Part B: Applied Biomaterials, 2007, 80 (1): 140-145

29) Y Omata, S Uno, Y Nakaoki, T Tanaka, H Sano, S Yoshida and S K Sidhu
Staining of hybrid composites with coffee, oolong tea, or red wine
Dental Materials Journal, 2006, 25 (1): 125-131

30) K Koshiro, S K Sidhu, S Inoue, T Ikeda and H Sano
New concept of resin-dentin interfacial adhesion: the nano interaction zone
Journal of Biomedical Materials Research Part B: Applied Biomaterials, 2006, 77B (2): 401-408

31) S K Sidhu, T Ikeda, Y Omata, M Fujita and H Sano
Change of color and translucency by light curing in resin composites
Operative Dentistry, 2006, 31(5): 598-603

32) S Semeraro, D Mezzanzanica, D Spreafico, M Gagliani, D Re, T Tanaka, S K Sidhu and H Sano
Effect of different bur grinding on the bond strength of self-etching adhesives
Operative Dentistry, 2006, 31 (3): 317-323

33) D Spreafico, S Semeraro, D Mezzanzanica, D Re, M Gagliani, T Tanaka, H Sano and S K Sidhu
The effect of the air-blowing step on the technique sensitivity of four different adhesive systems
Journal of Dentistry, 2006, 34 (3): 237-244

34) W Sasakawa, Y Nakaoki, F Nagano, S Horiuchi, T Ikeda, T Tanaka, M Noda, S Inoue,  H Sano and S K Sidhu
Micro-shear bond strength of five single-step adhesives to dentin
Dental Materials Journal, 2005, 24 (4): 617-627

35) K E Kulczyk, S K Sidhu and J F McCabe
Salivary contamination and shear bond strength of glass-ionomers to dentin
Operative Dentistry, 2005, 30 (6): 676-683

36) Y Nakaoki, W Sasakawa, S Horiuchi, F Nagano, T Ikeda, T Tanaka, S Inoue, S Uno, H Sano and S K Sidhu
Effect of double-application of all-in-one adhesives on dentin bonding
Journal of Dentistry, 2005, 33 (9): 765-772

37) T Ikeda, S K Sidhu, Y Omata, M Fujita and H Sano
Colour and translucency of opaque-shades and body-shades of resin composites
European Journal of Oral Sciences, 2005, 113(2): 170-173

38) S K Sidhu, P Pilecki, M Sherriff and T F Watson
Crack closure on rehydration of glass-ionomer materials
European Journal of Oral Sciences, 2004, 112 (5): 465-469

39) S K Sidhu and JF McCabe
The adaptation and cavity sealing ability of compomer restorative materials
American Journal of Dentistry, 2004, 17 (5): 327-330

40) S K Sidhu, K A Agee, J L Waller and D H Pashley
In vitro evaporative vs. convective water flux across human dentin before and after conditioning and placement of glass-ionomer cements
American Journal of Dentistry, 2004, 17 (3): 211-215

41) F R Tay, S K Sidhu, T F Watson and D H Pashley
Water-dependent interfacial transition zone in resin-modified glass-ionomer cement/dentin interfaces
Journal of Dental Research, 2004, 83 (8): 644-649

42) C K Y Yiu, F R Tay, N M King, D H Pashley, S K Sidhu, J C L Neo, M Toledano and S L Wong
Interaction of glass-ionomer cements with moist dentin
Journal of Dental Research, 2004, 83(4): 283-289

43) S K Sidhu, T E Carrick and J F McCabe
Temperature mediated coefficient of dimensional change of dental tooth-colored restorative materials
Dental Materials, 2004, 20 (5): 435-440

44) S K Sidhu
Class 2 restorations in UK
The Journal of Dental Engineering, 2004, 148: 19-22

45) McCabe JF, Carrick TE and Sidhu SK
Determining low levels of fluoride released from resin based dental materials
European Journal of Oral Sciences, 2002, 110 (5): 380-384

46) S K Sidhu, P Pilecki, P C Cheng and T F Watson
The morphology and stability of resin-modified glass-ionomer adhesive at the dentin/resin-based composite interface
American Journal of Dentistry, 2002, 15 (2): 129-136

47) S K Sidhu and G Schmalz
The biocompatibility of glass-ionomer cement materials: a status report
American Journal of Dentistry, 2001, 14 (6): 387-396

48) T F Watson, A Azzopardi, M Etman, P C Cheng and S K Sidhu
Confocal and multi-photon microscopy of dental hard tissues and biomaterials
American Journal of Dentistry, 2000, 13 (Spec No): 19D-24D

49) S K Sidhu, M Sherriff and T F Watson
Failure of resin-modified glass-ionomers on shear loading
Journal of Dentistry, 1999, 27 (5): 373-381

50) S K Sidhu and T F Watson
Interfacial characteristics of resin-modified glass-ionomer materials: a study on fluid permeability using confocal fluorescence microscopy
Journal of Dental Research, 1998, 77 (9): 1749-1759

51) T F Watson, D Pagliari, S K Sidhu and M A Naasan
Confocal microscopic observation of structural changes in glass-ionomer cements and tooth interfaces
Biomaterials, 1998, 19 (6): 581-588

52) I C B Small, T F Watson, A V Chadwick and S K Sidhu
Water sorption in resin-modified glass-ionomer cements: an in vitro comparison with other materials
Biomaterials, 1998, 19 (6): 545-550

53) N Marouf and S K Sidhu
A study on the radiopacity of different shades of resin-modified glass-ionomer restorative materials
Operative Dentistry, 1998, 23 (1): 10-14

54) S K Sidhu, M Sherriff and T F Watson
In vivo changes in roughness of resin-modified glass ionomer materials
Dental Materials, 1997, 13 (3): 208-213

55) S K Sidhu, M Sherriff and T F Watson
The effects of maturity and dehydration shrinkage on resin-modified glass-ionomer restorations
Journal of Dental Research, 1997, 76 (8): 1495-1501

56) P M M Shah, S K Sidhu, B S Chong and T R Pitt Ford
Radiopacity of resin-modified glass-ionomer liners and bases
Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry, 1997, 77 (3): 239-242

57) S K Sidhu, P M M Shah, B S Chong and T R Pitt Ford
Radiopacity of resin-modified glass-ionomer restorative materials
Quintessence International, 1996, 27 (9): 639-643

58) P M M Shah, B S Chong, S K Sidhu and T R Pitt Ford
Radiopacity of potential root-end filling materials
Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology, Oral Radiology and Endodontology, 1996, 81 (4): 476-479

59) J Neo, C L Chew, A Yap and S K Sidhu
Clinical evaluation of tooth-colored materials in cervical lesions
American Journal of Dentistry, 1996, 9 (1): 15-18

60) S K Sidhu and T F Watson
Resin-modified glass-ionomer materials. Part 2: Clinical aspects
Dental Update, 1996, 23 (1): 12-16

61) S K Sidhu and T F Watson
Resin-modified glass-ionomer materials. Part 1: Properties
Dental Update, 1995, 22 (10): 429-432

62) S K Sidhu, T F Watson, Anstice H M, Billington R W and Pearson G J
Moisture susceptibility of resin-modified glass-ionomer materials
Quintessence International, 1995, 26 (11): 753-754

63) H H Liu and S K Sidhu
Cracked teeth - treatment rationale and case management: Case reports
Quintessence International, 1995, 26 (7): 485-492

64) S K Sidhu and T F Watson
Resin-modified glass-ionomer materials: A status report for the American Journal of Dentistry
American Journal of Dentistry, 1995, 8 (1): 59-67

65) S K Sidhu and T F Watson
The effect of dehydration on light-cured glass-ionomer restorations
Singapore Dental Journal, 1994, 19 (Special Issue): 44-48

66) S K Sidhu
The effect of acid-etched dentin on marginal seal
Quintessence International, 1994, 25 (11): 797-800

67) S K Sidhu
Marginal contraction gap formation of light-cured glass ionomers
American Journal of Dentistry, 1994, 7 (2): 115-118

68) G Soh and S K Sidhu
The effect of smear layer removal on marginal contraction gaps
Journal of Oral Rehabilitation, 1994, 21 (4): 411-417

69) T P C Sim and S K Sidhu
The effect of dentinal conditioning on light-activated glass-ionomer cement
Quintessence International, 1994, 25 (7): 505-508

70) S K Sidhu
A comparative analysis of techniques of restoring cervical lesions
Quintessence International, 1993, 24 (8): 553-559

71) S K Sidhu and L J Henderson
The surface finish of light-cured composite resin materials
Clinical Materials, 1993, 12(1): 11-15

72) S K Sidhu
Sealing effectiveness of light-cured glass ionomer cement liners
Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry, 1992, 68(6): 891-894

73) S K Sidhu and L J Henderson
Dentin adhesives and microleakage in cervical resin composites
American Journal of Dentistry, 1992, 5 (5): 240-244

74) S K Sidhu and L J Henderson
Enamel surface damage during the finishing and polishing of composite resin restorations
Singapore Dental Journal, 1992, 17(1): 19-21

75) L J Henderson and S K Sidhu
Microleakage of "sandwich technique" restorations lined with light-cured glass-ionomer
Singapore Dental Journal, 1992, 17(1): 7-12

76) S K Sidhu and L J Henderson
In vitro marginal leakage of cervical composite restorations lined with a light-cured glass-ionomer
Operative Dentistry, 1992, 17 (1): 7-12

77) L J Henderson and S K Sidhu
The cavity sealing ability of light-cured glass-ionomer liners
Singapore Dental Journal, 1991, 16(2): 6-8

78) S K Sidhu, G Soh and L J Henderson
Effect of dentin age on effectiveness of dentin bonding agents
Operative Dentistry, 1991, 16(6): 218-222

79) Sidhu, S K and Capp, N J
A comparative study of porcelain repair materials
Clinical Materials, 1990, 5(1): 29-42

80) S K Sidhu
Composite restorative materials: A review
Singapore Dental Journal, 1987, 12(1): 43-50