Barts & The London - Institute of Dentistry

Dr Paul Ryan, BDS MFDS (RCS Eng) MClinDent (Perio) MPerio (RCS Ed) PGCAP FHEA PhD


Clinical Lecturer

Telephone: +44 20 7882 6341
Room Number: Institute of Dentistry


Dr Paul Ryan obtained his primary dental degree (BDS) from the GKT Dental Institute (Kings College London) in 2003 with distinction.  He went on to work in general dental practice and as a Senior House Officer in Oral Surgery and Restorative Dentistry at the Bristol Dental Hospital and subsequently at The Royal London Hospital. He was appointed as an Academic Specialist Registrar in 2007 and went on to complete his Clinical Masters in Periodontics in 2010 with distinction and is a Specialist in Periodontics.  He is also involved in the delivery of postgraduate courses in Periodontology and Implantology for both the London Deanery and the International Team for Implantology (ITI). 

Paul was awarded a prestigious Royal College of Surgeons/Wellcome Trust Research Training Fellowship in 2011 to investigate the pathogenesis of Bisphosphonate-related Osteonecrosis of the Jaw and completed his PhD in Clinical Immunology in December 2014.  He was subsequently awarded a Starter Grant for Clinical Lecturers from the Academy of Medical Sciences which funds his current research investigating the biology of unconventional T cells (Gamma delta T cells). 

He is currently in the process of completing further Specialist clinical training in Restorative Dentistry as an Academic Clinical Lecturer alongside his undergraduate and postgraduate clinical teaching and research commitments.  He is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA). 




Md. Samiul Hasan*, Paul L Ryan*, Lesley A Bergmeier, Farida Fortune Circulating NK cells and their subsets in Behçet’s Disease. Clin Exp Immunol. 2017 May;188(2):311-322. doi: 10.1111/cei.12939. Epub 2017 Mar 13.

Paul L. Ryan, Nital Sumaria, Christopher J. Holland, Claire M. Bradford, Natalia Izotova, Capucine L. Grandjean, Ali S. Jawad, Lesley A. Bergmeier, and Daniel J. Pennington. Biological Sciences - Immunology and Inflammation: Heterogeneous yet stable V2(+) T-cell profiles define distinct cytotoxic effector potentials in healthy human individuals. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA (PNAS) 2016 Dec 13;113(50):14378-14383. Epub 2016 Nov 28.

Ryan P. Osteonecrosis snapshot. Br Dent J. 2013 Apr; 214(8):373-4.

Kingsmill VJ, McKay IJ, Ryan P, Ogden MR, Rawlinson SC. Gene expression profiles of mandible reveal features of both calvarial and ulnar bones in the adult rat. Journal of Dentistry 2013 Mar;41(3):258-64.

Ryan PL, Piper KM, Hughes FJ. Langerhans cell histiocytosis: a diagnostic dilemma. Dent Update. 2012 Dec;39(10):716-8, 720

Rawlinson SC, McKay IJ, Ghuman M, Wellmann C, Ryan P, Prajaneh S, Zaman G, Hughes FJ, Kingsmill VJ. Adult rat bones maintain distinct regionalized expression of markers associated with their development. PLoS One. 2009 Dec 21;4(12):e8358.