Caries and diagnostic research group
The caries and diagnostic research group is based within the Health Sciences research theme at Manchester.
|Name||Job title||Email address|
|Roger Ellwood*||Professor of Dental Diagnostic Science/Honorary Professorfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Iain Pretty*||Professor of Public Health Dentistryemail@example.com|
|Nicola Boothman||Trials Manager - Dental Health Unitfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Michaela Goodwin||Research Associateemail@example.com|
|Laura Mackay||Administrative Assistant - Dental Health Unitfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Michael McGrady||Trainer and Clinical Scoreremail@example.com|
|Martin Tickle*||Professor of Dental Public Health and Primary Carefirstname.lastname@example.org|
* Postgraduate research supervisors
About our research
There is a need to develop new methodologies that reflect the new disease paradigms within dentistry - for example, the detection, monitoring and staging of early carious lesions rather than the more advanced cavitated lesions.
Our work is divided between laboratory based development and in field clinical trials. We work closely with colleagues exploring the dental public health aspects of dental disease as well as primary care dentistry. We have strong collaborative links with groups in Asia, China, United States and South America.
Current research interests include:
- use of photographs to score caries and other enamel defects in epidemiological studies;
- use of advanced imaging techniques to assess gingival inflammation;
- assessment and characterisation of dental fluorosis;
- water fluoridation;
- the prevention of extractions for dental caries under general anaesthetics in children.