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Institute of Dentistry - Barts and The London

Mr Pratik Sharma, BDS( Hons.), MFDS RCS(Ed.), M.Sc, M.Orth RCS(Ed.), FDSOrth RCS(Ed.)


Senior Clinical Lecturer

Telephone: +44 (0) 20 7882 8805
Room Number: Office 6, Floor 4, Institute of Dentistry


Dr Sharma qualified as a dentist at Guy’s Dental Hospital in 1999 obtaining his Bachelor of Dental Surgery Degree with Distinction and his postgraduate dental fellowship from the Royal College of surgeons from Edinburgh in 2001.

He went on to complete a three-year full-time specialist orthodontic training program at The Royal London Hospital. During this period, he obtained a Master of Science degree in Orthodontics from the University of London achieving a distinction for his research thesis and subsequently went on to complete his Membership in Orthodontics from the Royal College of surgeons of Edinburgh.

He is heavily involved in teaching undergraduate Dental students and training postgraduates in Orthodontics, including those training to become hospital consultants.  He is currently appointed as the clinical lead and the training programme director for orthodontics at the royal London hospital.

As a hospital consultant he is also involved in treating patients presenting with complex malocclusions including those requiring Jaw surgery.

Dr Sharma has published a number of articles in peer – reviewed journals and has been invited to give lectures at national orthodontic meetings.  He is on the Specialist Register (orthodontics) of the General Dental Council and is a member of the British and European Orthodontic Societies.

Centre: Oral Bioengineering


Undertake the following teaching roles:

Senior clinical lecturer in Orthodontics, QMUL - teaching dental students, postgraduates in orthodontics and Post-CCST’s in orthodontics on dedicated teaching clinics, didactic teaching, seminars and lectures. Organiser and co-presenter of 3 national orthodontic courses run at QMUL for orthodontic postgraduates (straight wire course, dento-facial deformity course and the space planning course).

Training Program Director, Postgraduate Orthodontic Program, Royal London Hospital, London

Examiner RCS Edinburgh, Membership in Orthodontics examination

Senior internal examiner BDS (Orthodontics) 

Senior internal Examiner D. Clin. Dent. in Orthodontics, QMUL 

Educational Supervisor -   STR’s / Post- CCST in orthodontics 

Clinical Supervisor -  STR’s / Post-CCST in Orthodontics 

Personal Tutor for Undergraduate BDS students group


Research Interests:

Chief investigator / supervisor: for the following clinical trials / research projects (M. Clin. Dent):

  1. An RCT comparing the skeletal and dento-alveolar effects of twin block appliances worn for varying durations
  2. A Prospective Clinical Study Evaluating Neurosensory Changes following Le Fort I Osteotomy.

Research supervisor for the following other projects (D. Clin. Dent) 

  1. Influence of varying gingival display on perception of smile aesthetics
  2. Influence of nasal deviation on perception of maxillary dental centreline position
  3. Stability of transverse surgical Expansion - A systematic review
  4. Areas of research interest include: clinical trials in orthodontics, facial aesthetics and orthognathic surgery.


J. Parekh  K. Counihan P.S.Fleming N. Pandis P.K.SharmaEffectiveness of part-time vs full-time wear protocols of Twin-block appliance on dental and skeletal changes: A randomized controlled trial. American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics Volume 155, Issue 2, February 2019, Pages 165-172

A. El-Huni, F. Colonio Salazar, P. K. Sharma, P. S. Fleming. Understanding factors influencing compliance with removable functional appliances: A qualitative study. American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics Volume 155, Issue 2, February 2019, Pages 173-181

S. Collier, N. Pandis, A. Johal, U. Qureshi, P.K. Sharma & P.S. Fleming (2017).  A prospective cohort study assessing the appearance of retrieved aesthetic orthodontic archwires.   Orthod Craniofac Res.  Dec 4. doi:10.1111/ocr.12207.

A. Din, N. Bhatti, P.K. Sharma (2017) Orthodontic Management of Delayed Permanent Tooth Eruption and a Case Report of Hyper-IgE Syndrome.  Orthodontic Update, 10: 24-27.

S. Coms, A. Tahim, N. Ali, M.I. Millwaters, P.K. Sharma (2016).  Benefits of early orthognathic surgery – a case series.  British Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Vol 54, Issue 10, e137

J. Pindoria, P.S. Fleming & P.K. Sharma (2016).  Inter-proximal enamel reduction in contemporary orthodontics.  British Dental Journal, Vol 221, 757-763.

O’Rourke N, Albeedh H, Sharma P.K., Johal A, (2016).  Effectiveness of bonded and vacuum-formed retainers: A prospective randomized controlled clinical trial. Am J Orthod Dentofacial Orthop. Sep;150 (3):406-15

Jauhar P, Machesney MR, Sharma P.K. (2016). Ingestion of an orthodontic archwire resulting in a perforated bowel: A case report. J Orthod vol. 43, (3) 237-240.

P.K. Sharma, Pranay Sharma (2015) Interdisciplinary management of congenitally absent maxillary lateral incisors: Orthodontic/prosthodontic perspectives, Seminars in orthodontics, Vol. 21, Issue 1, p27–37

Michael Millwaters,  P.K. Sharma (2015) The role of distraction osteogenesis in patients presenting with dento-facial deformity—An overview, Seminars in orthodontics, Vol 21, Issue 1 p46–58

Bhavin Kiritkumar Soneji and P.K Sharma (2015) A modified occlusal wafer for managing partially dentate orthognathic patients — a case series, Journal of orthodontics, Vol 42, Issue 1 pp45-52

Sharma P.K. Informed consent in orthodontics (2013): A Prospective RCT comparing two methods of information delivery. J Educ Ethics Dent; 3:81-7. L.

P.K. Sharma, P. Sharma (2012), Dental Smile Aesthetics: The creation of the ideal smile.  Seminar in Orthodontics, Vol. 18, Issue 3, 193-20

P.K. Sharma, Chate R A C. (2011). An audit of the level of knowledge and understanding of informed consent amongst TGG orthodontists in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. Journal of Orthodontics, Vol. 38, No. 2, 90-98

Khamashta-Ledezma, J. Collier, P. K. Sharma, N. Ali (2011) Incidence and impact of previous orthodontic treatment in patients attending orthognathic combined clinics: a survey British Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Vol. 50, Issue 6, Pages 537-540

P.S. Fleming, P. K. Sharma, A.T. DiBiase (2011). How to…. Mechanically erupt a palatal canine. Journal of Orthodontics, Vol. 37, No. 4, 262-271

N.S. Wright, P. S. Fleming, P. K. Sharma, and J. Battagel (2010). Influence of Supplemental Written Information on Adolescent Anxiety, Motivation and Compliance in Early Orthodontic Treatment. The Angle Orthodontist. Volume 80, Issue 2 pp. 329-335

Leila Khamashta Ledezma, J. Collier, P. K. Sharma, N. Ali (2009) Prevalence and impact of previous orthodontic treatment in patients referred to orthognathic combined clinics: does this affect their future management? British Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Vol. 47, Issue 7, Page 24.

P. Singh, P. K. Sharma, S. Ash, (2007). An audit to investigate the reason for patient attendance at hospital review clinics. BOS Clinical Effectiveness Bulletin; 20: 10-12.

P.K. Sharma(2006). Informed consent in Orthodontics: A prospective, randomized, controlled study. Journal of Orthodontics 33:139

P.K. Sharma, A. Songra, S. Ng (2002). Intra-operative ultrasound guided retrieval of an air gun pellet in the tongue – a case report. British Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial surgery 40 153-155