Patrick David

Dr David Patrick

PhD PgDip (E-learning)

Teacher in Dental Technology

Contact Details:

School of Clinical Dentistry
Claremont Crescent
S10 2TA

Telephone: +44 (0) 114 215 9376



I came to the University of Sheffield in 1993 as a dental instructor in the department of Child Dental Health, a lot has changed since then and I now work in the academic Unit of Restorative Dentistry as a University Teacher. My PhD thesis was concerned with the impact capabilities of thermoplastic structures for sports mouth-guards and I continue to investigate their use and efficacy. I have also concentrated on educational research, my PgDip in Education was focused on E-Learning and more recently my MEd thesis investigated Educational Imperialism & Internationalisation.

  • High performance polymers
  • Photoelastic stress analysis
  • Educational Imperialism
  • Internationalisation & Globalisation of Dental Technology
Research Team

PhD students

  • Abdurraouf Ziglam
  • Omar AlSadon

  • Dental Technology: Undergraduate BDS prosthetics, Indirect Restorations, CADCAM
  • Dental Technology: Postgraduate MSc DT removable and fixed prosthodontics & orthodontics
  • Dental Materials: Undergraduate &Postgraduate

Professional Activities
  • Programme Director for the MSc in Dental Materials
  • Programme Director for the MSc in Dental Technology
  • British Standards Institute Specialist Panel Member
  • Edexcel Standards Verifier
  • Fellow of the HEA
  • Academic Associate of the HEA
  • UCU Committee Member & Department Representative

Twitter: @DPatrickShefUni