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Professor Alison Loescher

BDS, PhD, MBChB, FDS RCS,

Professor of Oral Surgery

Clinical Director Charles Clifford Dental Services

Contact Details:

School of Clinical Dentistry
Claremont Crescent
Sheffield
S10 2TA

Telephone: +44 (0) 114 2159393
Email: a.loescher@sheffield.ac.uk

Overview

Clincial and Research Interests

In 2003 I initiated a service to manage patients with chronic orofacial pain. The service is now well established and receives referrals from a wide geographic area, including many tertiary referrals. The rarer causes of facial pain are frequently seen within the clinic making it a valuable teaching clinic for both medical and dental higher surgical trainees and dental undergraduate students. In the development of the facial pain service, links have been made with colleagues in neurosurgery, neuromedicine and palliative care. Weekly clinics, held with neurosurgery, review patients with trigeminal neuralgia requiring surgical treatment. This clinical interest in facial pain forms the basis for some of the research projects that are currently being undertaken.

Publications

Professional Activities

Administrative Roles in School/Department

  • Head of the Academic Unit of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and Medicine 2009-to date
  • Dental School Management Team 2009-to date
  • Clinical lead for Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology and Radiology (Charles Clifford Dental Hospital) 2011-to date
  • Deputy Clinical Director Charles Clifford Dental Hospital 2012

National Administrative Roles

  • Chair of the Examiners for the tri-collegiate Membership in Oral Surgery examination, Royal College of Surgeons England.