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 was appointed Dean of the School of Clinical Dentistry, University of Sheffield in 2015.
I am the Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Paediatric Dentistry. Chair of the Consultants in Paediatric Dentistry Group, UK. My research interests are preventive dentistry, cariology, evidence based dentistry, research in primary care and child focused research. I am particularly interested in meticulous caries diagnosis and a founder member of International Caries Detection & Assessment System (ICDAS) Co-ordinating Committee.
I developed the MClinDent in Paediatric Dentistry here in Sheffield, having previously done so in Edinburgh (22 masters students).
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 with 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.
Current and planned research is examining the remineralisation of dentine and the structure of carious lesions.
Current PhD Students
Past PhD Students
I teach undergraduate dental and hygiene and therapy students in all years. I founded and am currently the Programme Director for the MClinDent in Paediatric Dentistry. I also teach on the Current Concepts and Research Methods modules.
I provide continuing professional development and keynote lectures Nationally and Internationally. These presentations are on paediatric dentistry and cariology.
I also provide training for NHS junior staff.
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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