Dr Robert Bolt

BDS (Hons), MFDS, MBChB (Hons), MClinRes, PhD, MOralSurg, ISFE

School of Clinical Dentistry

Clinical Lecturer, Specialist in Oral Surgery

Director of the “One-to-One” implant course

+44 114 215 9372

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Dr Robert Bolt
School of Clinical Dentistry
19 Claremont Crescent
S10 2TA

Dr. Robert Bolt is a Clinical Lecturer and registered Specialist in Oral Surgery. He is both medically and dentally qualified and is Director of the University of Sheffield’s “One-to-One" dental implantology course. Dr. Bolt completed a PhD relating to the role of the microenvironment in the management of HPV-related oropharyngeal carcinoma in 2015, and continues to work in both clinical and in-vitro fields of research.

Dr. Bolt’s interests include dental implantology, HPV-related oropharyngeal carcinoma, 3D tissue culture modelling, pre- & peri-operative anxiety management, and bone augmentation.

Research interests

Dr. Bolt was successful in being awarded a joint Yorkshire Cancer Research/ Cancer Research UK Clinical Research Fellowship in 2012, from which he received the Senior Colgate Prize for work relating to his PhD in 2015. He is currently working alongside Dr. Keith Hunter in the cohort analysis of HPV-related oropharyngeal carcinomas. He is also co-investigator in the HTA MAGIC trial, and recently secured an FDS grant with Dr. Stuart Hunt for the analysis of salivary vesicles in relation to cancers of the Head & Neck region.


Journal articles

Conference proceedings papers

  • Rattanawonsakul K, Bullock G, Workman V, Bolt R, Claeyssens F, Atkins S & Hearnden V (2023) THE BIOACTIVITY OF PLATELET-RICH FIBRIN CONDITIONED MEDIUM ON ZOLEDRONATE-INDUCED ORAL KERATINOCYTE TOXICITY IN VITRO. TISSUE ENGINEERING PART A, Vol. 29(11-12) (pp 1276-1277) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Rattanawonsakul K, Bullock G, Workman V, Bolt R, Claeyssens F, Atkins S & Hearnden V (2023) Platelet-rich fibrin prevents the toxicity of Pamidronate on oral fibroblasts. TISSUE ENGINEERING PART A, Vol. 29(13-14) RIS download Bibtex download
Research group
  • 3rd Supervisor: Sarmad Al-Sahaf
  • 3rd Supervisor: Naeima Hendawi
Teaching activities
  • Director of “One-to-One” postgraduate implant course
  • IHD Problem Based Learning subcourse lead
  • Lead clinician for undergraduate dental implantology lecture series
  • BODC lecturer
  • 2nd BDS Exodontia Subcourse lead
Professional activities and memberships


Dr. Bolt’s chief clinical interests relate to complex dental implantology, including Guided Bone Regeneration techniques, sinus surgery and the use of more extensive grafting techniques in the management of significant bony defects. Dr. Bolt also has an interest in dental sedation and video capture of surgery for means of student teaching