Dr Keyvan Moharamzadeh


Senior Clinical Lecturer and Honorary Consultant in Restorative Dentistry

Specialist in Prosthodontics, Periodontics, Endodontics and Restorative Dentistry

Contact Details:

School of Clinical Dentistry
Claremont Crescent
S10 2TA

Telephone: +44 (0) 114 2159328



I completed a double degree in Chemistry and Dentistry in 2003 and obtained my PhD in Restorative Dentistry from the University of Sheffield in 2006.

Following a year of further clinical training in Oral and Maxillofacial surgery, I joined the University of Sheffield as a Clinical Lecturer in Restorative Dentistry in 2007 and have been closely involved with undergraduate and postgraduate teaching and research at the School of Clinical Dentistry.

I enrolled on an academic specialist training programme in Restorative Dentistry in 2009 and following successful completion of 5 years specialty training and passing the Intercollegiate Specialty Fellowship Exam (ISFE), I was awarded CCST and became a specialist in Prosthodontics, Periodontics, Endodontics and Restorative Dentistry and acquired the fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons of England in 2015.

I also obtained my Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching and Learning from the University of Sheffield and became a fellow of the Higher Education Academy in 2012.
I was promoted to a Senior Clinical Lecturer and Consultant in Restorative Dentistry in 2016.


I am leading multidisciplinary internationally recognised research in the field or Dental Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering. I have extensively published in the literature and given numerous presentations in the national and international conferences.
My main research activities fall into four different categories:

  • Tissue engineering of human alveolar bone and oral mucosa and development of three dimensional tissue models for various laboratory and clinical applications.

  • Biocompatibility assessment of dental biomaterials and oral healthcare products.

  • Chemical synthesis and analysis of polymers and composite materials used in dentistry and medicine.

  • Investigation of physical and optical properties of different types of aesthetic dental materials.

Research Team

Current research groups

PhD students:

  • W. L. Chai (PhD) Development of an engineered transmucosal model for implant/soft tissue interface studies (with Profs I. M. Brook and R. van Noort) 2007-2010

  • Z. Berahim (PhD) Investigations on the growth of cells of importance in periodontal regeneration in-vitro (With Prof A Rawlinson and Dr A K Jowette) 2006-2009

  • A. Rice (PhD) Development of a 3D gingival mucosal model to study P. Gingivalis invasion (with Prof I. Douglas) 2008-2011

  • F. Bye (PhD) Development of tissue engineered oral mucosa for treatment of cleft palate (with Prof S. MacNeil) 2010-2013

  • Thafar Almela, Development of a tissue engineered oral osteo-mucosal model (with Prof I.M. Brook) 2014-2017


I am the Course Lead for postgraduate DClinDent Prosthodontics programme and Module Lead for Principles of Conservative Dentistry (DClinDent course). I represent Restorative Dentistry department at the STH NHS Trust Oral and Dental Research Executive Committee.

My main teaching activities include:

  • Clinical and laboratory teaching of undergraduate BDS dental students

  • Clinical teaching of post-graduate taught (DClinDent) students

  • Student research project supervision including Masters and PhD projects

  • Lectures and seminars to the undergraduate and postgraduate students, General Dental Practitioners, dental foundation trainees and specialty registrars in Restorative Dentistry.


I am a registered specialist in Prosthodontics, Periodontics, Endodontics and Restorative Dentistry.
My clinical work has included both private dental practice and hospital-based treatment of patients referred by the General Dental Practitioners for advanced restorative rehabilitation. I have a broad area of clinical interest ranging from periodontics to dental implants and prosthodontic management of compromised dentition as well as aesthetic dentistry. I am also interested in clinical audit and research of the outcome of endodontic treatment.

Professional Activities
  • Member of the International Association of Dental Research (IADR)

  • Member of the British Society for Oral and Dental Research (BSODR)

  • Member of the British Society for Restorative Dentistry (BSRD)

  • Member of the British Society for Periodontology (BSP)

  • Member of the Association of Consultants and Specialists in Restorative Dentistry (RD-UK)

  • Member of the European Society for Biomaterials (ESB)

  • Member of the UK Society for Biomaterials (UKSB)

  • Member of the Academy of Dental Materials (ADM)

  • Member of Dental Protection (DP)

  • Fellow of Higher Education Academy (FHEA)

  • Fellow of Royal College of Surgeons of England (FDSRCS)