Mr Jonathan Dixon
BDSc (Hons), PGCert (MID), PGCert (MedEd), MMedSci (Rest Dent), MFDS MDTFEd RCSEd, SFHEA, MAcadMEd
School of Clinical Dentistry
Clinical Academic Fellow in Restorative Dentistry
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School of Clinical Dentistry
19 Claremont Crescent
I am currently a Clinical Academic Fellow in Restorative Dentistry at the University of Sheffield.
I received Bachelor’s Degree in Dentistry with Honours from Universidad Cardenal Herrera, Valencia, Spain with distinctions in numerous subjects, including: Conservative Dentistry, Endodontics, Periodontics and Prosthodontics.
After qualifying as a dentist I worked in a variety of dental settings in the UK before starting my role at the University of Sheffield in 2017. I have been lucky enough to experience dentistry in the UK, Spain and Sweden.
Prior to my role in Sheffield I completed a Postgraduate Certificate in Advanced Minimal Intervention Dentistry at King’s College London and I passed the examinations and became a member of the Dental Faculty of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh.
I enjoy all aspects of Restorative Dentistry, with a particular interest in Fixed and Removable Prosthodontics, Periodontics and Conservative Dentistry.
My role as a Clinical Academic Fellow in Restorative Dentistry covers three main areas: further clinical training, clinical teaching and research.
I completed my Masters degree in Restorative Dentistry with distinction in 2019 and I am currently undertaking a PhD on a part-time basis.
- Bachelors Degree in Dental Surgery
- Masters Degree in Restorative Dentistry
- Membership of the Faculty of Dental Surgery (Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh)
- Postgraduate Certificate in Advanced Minimal Intervention Dentistry
- Postgraduate Certificate in Medical Education
- Membership of the Faculty of Dental Trainers (Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh)
- Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (Advance HE)
- Member of the Academy of Medical Education
- Research interests
I have a keen interest in dental education. My research to date focuses on pre-clinical skills training, simulation in dentistry, sustainability in dental education and exploring dental education in Europe.
I am the lead for The University Sheffield in an Erasmus+-funded project titled "O-Health-Edu". This pan-European project includes 8 other University partners from across Europe and the Association for Dental Education in Europe. The project aims to understand to current state of dental education in Europe and to provide a vision for dental education in the future.
- Combining virtual reality and 3D printed models to simulate patient‐specific dental operative procedures – a study exploring student perceptions. European Journal of Dental Education.
- Embedding environmental sustainability within the modern dental curriculum –Exploring current practice and developing a shared understanding. European Journal of Dental Education. View this article in WRRO
- O-Health-Edu : Advancing oral health: A vision for dental education. European Journal of Public Health, 30(Supplement_5).
- Defining dental operative skills curricula: an ADEE consensus paper. European Journal of Dental Education. View this article in WRRO
- O‐HEALTH‐EDU: A scoping review on the reporting of oral health professional education in Europe. European Journal of Dental Education. View this article in WRRO
- Re‐defining the virtual reality dental simulator: Demonstrating concurrent validity of clinically relevant assessment and feedback. European Journal of Dental Education.
- COVID‐19: The immediate response of European academic dental institutions and future implications for dental education. European Journal of Dental Education. View this article in WRRO
- Degradation and Durability of Resin-Dentine Hybrid Layers In Khurshid Z & Sheikh Z (Ed.), Dental Materials Principles and Applications (pp. 219-231). Paramount Books
- Teaching interests
I enjoy teaching all aspects of Restorative Dentistry for both Dentistry and Dental Hygiene and Therapy students.
- Teaching activities
I lead the Basic Clinical Skills course for 2nd year Dentistry and 1st year Dental Hygiene and Therapy students. I teach all year groups on the Dentistry programme.
In August 2021 I was awarded the Excellence in Dental Education (Early Career) Award.
- Professional activities
- Dental Faculty of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh
- Faculty of Dental Trainers of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh
- British Society of Prosthodontics (BSSPD)
- British Society of Periodontics (BSP)
- Association for Dental Education in Europe Academy of Medical Educators