Robert is a Clinical Lecturer and registered Specialist in Oral Surgery. He is both medically and dentally qualified and is Director of the University of Sheffield “One-to-One” dental implantology course. Robert is also lead for the University of Sheffield’s undergraduate dental implantology curriculum, and delivers a number of lectures and practical classes to both undergraduate and postgraduate students throughout the year.
In addition to clinical implantology, Robert has several research interests including pre- & peri-operative anxiety management, HPV-related oropharyngeal carcinoma, in-vitro 3D models of the implant-bone-mucosa interface, and analysis of the tumour microenvironment. He undertook a PhD investigating the role of the tumour microenvironment in HPV-related oropharyngeal carcinoma, from which he received the BOSDR Senior Colgate Prize in 2015. His current grant income includes the £1.65 million NIHR HTA “MAGIC” trial to assess the role of melatonin in managing preoperatively-anxious children, and a Royal College of Surgeons FDS Grant to assess the use of extracellular vesicles in the early detection of oropharyngeal carcinoma.
A big thank-you to all patients who recently completed our annual practice survey.
The results of the survey can be found here – Patient Survey 2016
The end of 2016 has seen a number of staff changes at Diamond Court Dental Practice. Our longstanding and much loved receptionist Trudi Chandler retired after a staggering 50 years of service at the Practice. In addition, Reiner Koschitzke, who has worked with us for the last 8 years as our Dental Implantologist, has also recently left to take up an exciting position at a new dental clinic in Dubai. We would like to take this opportunity to thank both Trudi and Reiner for all their commitment and tireless dedication and we are sure patients would like to join us in wishing them the very best for the future.
We are hoping to appoint a new Dental Implantologist in the near future so that we can continue to offer Dental Implants at the Practice.
Furthermore, we have also made several new additions to our dental team. Natalie Tomlinson and Suzie Cooper have joined us as our new Trainee Dental Nurses, Toyia Hughes (Dental Nurse) has rejoined us after living in Scotland for the last few years and Sarah Hattersley is our new receptionist.