Sarah PollingtonDr Sarah Pollington BDS, MMedSci, MFDS RCPS, DipEd, PhD, FDS (Rest Dent) RCPS

Senior Clinical Teacher/ Honorary Consultant in Restorative Dentistry

Academic Unit of Restorative Dentistry
School of Clinical Dentistry
Claremont Crescent
Sheffield, S10 2TA

Tel: 0114 271 7928
Fax: 0114 266 5326

Research Group

Bioengineering and Health Technologies

Administrative Role

Clinical Theme Leader for 1st BDS curriculum
Course Lead for 3rd Year Intermediate Restorative Skills Course
Course Lead for 4th Year Advanced Clinical Skills Course
4th BDS Restorative Clinical Coordinator
Bioengineering and Health Technologies Selector
Committee and Working Parties: Chair of 3rd Year Working Party, Teaching Committee, 1st Year Working Party, Postgraduate Research Committee, IODC and ICP Theme Group member

National Administrative Role

MFDS Part 1 MSA Lead Examiner
External examinership for MFDS (Glasgow)
Clinical panel member for the Dental Complaints Service
Editorial board member of Operative Dentistry
Reviewer for Dental Materials, Operative Dentistry, Journal of Dentistry, Acta Odontologica Scandinavia, European Journal of Prosthodontics and Restorative Dentistry

Teaching Interests

My main teaching activities include:
Clinical and laboratory teaching of undergraduate BDS dental students
Clinical teaching of post-graduate taught (DClinDent) students
Student research project supervision including Masters and PhD projects

Research Interests

My main fields of research include ceramics and adhesive dentistry and I am an active member of the Oral Biomaterials Research Group at the School of Clinical Dentistry since 2002. I am involved in the development of novel glass-ceramics including manufacture and characterisation of various ceramics for use as indirect CAD/CAM core restorative materials and veneering ceramics. This work has concentrated on the production of materials with improved strength and durability. Other areas of research are the integrity of structurally compromised restored teeth and the clinical evaluation of restorative systems.

PhD Students

2014-21. Abdul-Rahman Elmougy - The applicability of PEKK in crowns for posterior teeth
2013-2017. Omar Alsadon - Evaluating PEKK as a prosthodontic restorative material
2007-2011. Pannapa Sinthuprasirt - Development of a multiple phase structure ceramic veneer


UK Patent Application No 0811616.2; Fluorcanasite Glass Ceramic for Dental Crowns; University of Sheffield (Pollington S, van Noort R)

UK Patent Application 29055; High Strength Ceramic Veneer; University of Sheffield (van Noort R, Sinthuprasirt P, Pollington S, El-Meliegy E)

Journal articles

Conference proceedings papers

  • Pollington S & Van Noort R (2003) Compomer versus resin composite using a self-etching dentine primer: 18 month results.. JOURNAL OF DENTAL RESEARCH, Vol. 82 (pp 469-469) RIS download Bibtex download