Professor Chris Deery
BDS, MSc, FDS RCS Ed, PhD, FDS(Paed Dent) RCS Ed, FDS RCS Eng, FHEA
Dean School of Clinical Dentistry
Professor/Honorary Consultant in Paediatric Dentistry
School of Clinical Dentistry
Telephone: +44 (0) 114 2159415
I graduated from Edinburgh University in 1984. Periods in general dental practice and the community dental service, where followed by a masters degree from Bristol. I then moved to the Dental Health Services Research Unit, University of Dundee. I became a Consultant in Paediatric Dentistry, Edinburgh Dental Institute in 2001 and became Professor of Paediatric Dentistry, University of Sheffield in 2006. I have also had a number of NHS management roles, including being Associate Clinical Director, Charles Clifford Dental Services.
InterestsI am Chair of Dental Schools Council and the Consultants in Paediatric Dentistry Group, UK. In these roles I am very involved in the improvement of dental education and dental care in the UK. I am particularly interested in meticulous caries diagnosis and a founder member of International Caries Detection & Assessment System (ICDAS) Co-ordinating Committee. I was Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Paediatric Dentistry for seven years (2010-17). Currently I am member of the Scientific Committee of the International Association for Paediatric Dentistry.
My research interests are preventive dentistry, cariology, evidence based dentistry, research in primary care and child focused research come together in the NIHR Fiction Trial (Filling children’s teeth indicated or not?), which is the largest randomized controlled trial ever undertaken in dentistry. This trial in primary care will significantly change the dental care of children. Recent research has looked at restorative caries management options and the use of fissure sealants.
I am particularly interested in improving caries diagnosis because I believe this will improve patient outcomes. My research has looked at both meticulous visual caries diagnosis and the use of diagnostic aides and devices, such as laser fluorescence.
I am Chief Investigator on a large Multicentre trial looking at melatonin as an alternative to midazolam as a pre-medication in children (The MAGIC Trial).
I teach and examine undergraduate dental and dental hygiene and therapy students in all years. I also teach on the Schools PGT Programmes, including the one in Paediatric Dentistry, which I am the founder director.
I provide continuing professional development and keynote lectures Nationally and Internationally. These presentations are principally on paediatric dentistry and cariology.
I am also an external examiner for undergraduate, postgraduate and PhD degrees nationally and internationally.
I also examine MFDS RCS Ed, M Paed Dent RCS Ed, Tri-collegiate Membership in Paediatric Dentistry, Conjoint MPD RCS(Ed) and FCDSHK (Intermediate) Examination in Paediatric Dentistry, RCS Ed Diploma in Paediatric Dentistry for Dental Therapists.
I also have been a trainer NHS junior staff for twenty years.
I am an Honorary NHS Consultant in Paediatric Dentistry based in the Charles Clifford Dental Hospital. I also care for patients at Sheffield Childrens Hospital, where I provide comprehensive care under general anaesthesia.
In the area of clinical management I have been the NHS Clinical Lead for Paediatric Dentistry and the Associate Clinical Director Charles Clifford Dental Services.
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