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Dentistry PhD Projects, Programs & Scholarships in the UK

We have 29 Dentistry PhD Projects, Programs & Scholarships in the UK

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  A novel approach to developing rechargeable fluoride containing polymeric dental materials
  Prof M Patel, Dr N Karpukhina
Applications accepted all year round

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Background. Fluoride has the potential to inhibit caries by promoting remineralisation of carious lesions and acid eroded enamel.
  Aetiology of burning mouth in Sjögren’s syndrome patients
  Dr A Tappuni
Applications accepted all year round

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Background. Burning mouth (BM) is a chronic condition that can interfere with quality of life, seen commonly in otherwise health patients but also in patients with systemic conditions that causes dry mouth such as in Sjögren’s syndrome (SS) patients.
  Can optical coherence tomography replace X-Rays in paediatric dentistry?
  Dr P H Tomlins
Applications accepted all year round

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Background. This PhD offers an exciting opportunity to work in a cross-disciplinary environment to develop new clinical imaging technology.
  Comparing the effect of two different implant surface technologies on successful osseointegration in over-prepared osteotomy sites with reduced primary stability.
  Dr S Shahdad
Applications accepted all year round

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Background. Research leading to the development of newer dental implant materials as well as understanding the cellular and acellular healing mechanisms between implant surface and surrounding hard and soft tissues have been in progress for over six decades.
  Detecting and Imaging oral blood vessels for disease monitoring using Heart-Rate Modulated Optical Coherence Tomography
  Dr P H Tomlins
Applications accepted all year round

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Background. This project offers an exciting opportunity to develop imaging technology for oral inflammation. Inflammation is an important condition underlying numerous human health conditions.
  Developing and evaluating a primary care navigation intervention for children and young people who have dental pain
  Dr V Muirhead
Applications accepted all year round

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Background. A significant proportion of children still suffer from dental problems that cause acute pain despite massive improvements in children’s oral health in the UK [1].
  Enhancement and Visualisation of Optical Biomedical Images in Clinical Dentistry
  Dr P H Tomlins
Applications accepted all year round

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Background. This is an exciting project at the cutting edge of biomedical imaging in clinical dentistry. New technology offers a future for oral healthcare without the use of harmful X-Ray imaging.
  Exploring the role of histone deacetylase inhibitors as regulators of innate immune cells activation in periodontitis
  Dr F Flores-Borja
Applications accepted all year round

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Second Supervisor. Rommel Chacon-Salinas (National Polytechnic Institute, Mexico). Background.
  Integrated analysis of the Intra-tumour Heterogeneity of Oral squamous cell carcinoma
  Dr I Sequeira
Applications accepted all year round

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Cancer is a heterogeneous disease with unique genomic and phenotypic features that differ between individual patients and among different regions within the same tumour.
  Investigating the links between osteoporosis & Alzheimer’s disease – effects of β-amyloid upon the mechanical set-point in bone
  Dr S McArthur, Dr SCF Rawlinson
Applications accepted all year round

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Background. Individuals with Alzheimer’s disease are more likely to suffer from osteoporosis (the loss of bone mass and strength) than age-matched individuals; significantly contributing to the frailty associated with dementia.
  Iontophoresis to deliver corticosteroids across buccal mucosal using hydrogel as delivery systems
  Prof M Patel, Dr E Hagi-Pavli
Applications accepted all year round

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Background. Topical delivery of drugs to treat oral mucosal disease is often challenging. This is due to, for example, the saliva washing therapeutic agents away into the gastrointestinal system, the movement of oral structures during mastication and the presence of keratinized oral mucosal surfaces.
  Mapping the Spatial and Temporal Progression of Enamel Biomineralisation using Synchrotron X-ray Diffraction
  Dr M Al-Jawad, Prof F Wong
Applications accepted all year round

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Background. Human dental enamel formation begins in utero and for most teeth takes several years to complete. It is a complex biological, physicochemical process where mineralisation progresses heterogeneously in space and time.
  Modelling of Oral Neutrophil Epithelial interactions
  Dr E Hagi-Pavli
Applications accepted all year round

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Background and Clinical Significance. Neutrophils are an important and vital cellular component of the innate immune system providing rapid protection against microbial invasion.
  Molecular analysis of TERT gene promoter mutations in tongue cancer
  Dr A Kang, Prof E K Parkinson
Applications accepted all year round

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Background. Activation of telomerase is a hallmark of cancer and is aided in some tumours by activating mutations in the promoter of the telomerase reverse transcriptase gene, TERT.
  Overcoming the penetration depth limitations of optical coherence tomography in clinical dentistry using full electromagnetic wave computer models
  Dr P H Tomlins, Dr R Donnan
Applications accepted all year round

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Background. In healthcare, imaging is one of the most important diagnostic tools available. Deep tissue imaging is usually achieved using either ionising X-Ray radiation, MRI which is expensive or ultrasound, which has low resolution.
  Role of Desmoglein-3 in regulating the YAP-Hippo pathway in cancer
  Dr H Wan
Applications accepted all year round

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Project Description. Applications are invited for a 4-year PhD within a multidisciplinary and integrative research team in The Centre of Immunobiology and Regenerative Medicine, Institute of Dentistry.
  Transcriptome Pattern Recognition in Pre-Cancer Cells
  Dr M T Teh, Dr L Lacasa
Applications accepted all year round

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Background. All cellular processes are tightly regulated by a complex network of interacting biomolecules. Given that mRNA transcription precedes protein translation, change in gene expression levels often precedes visible pathological manifestation.
  Do Altered host-microbial interactions promote oral inflammation during ageing?
  Dr J Konkel, Prof A McBain
Applications accepted all year round

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As we age, the systems of our bodies become less able to function; rendering people increasingly infirm. Ageing affects our immune system, impeding our ability to both fight infection and maintain tolerance.
  Understanding factors that influence behaviour change talk in routine dental care to prevent oral health problems in young children
  Dr S Peters, Dr J Goldthorpe
Applications accepted all year round

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Dental decay is a preventable disease that impacts significantly on children’s development and wellbeing. Tooth extraction due to decayed teeth is the number one reason for hospital admission in young children and in Greater Manchester, a 1/3 of children have dental decay by the time they start school.
  Establishing a Scientific-Evidence Base for a Paradigm Shift for Regenerative Clinical Dentistry
  Dr J Camilleri
Applications accepted all year round

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Management of diseases to the dental pulp is undertaken clinically using protocols that are historical and have no scientific background.
  Uncovering the saliva proteome in co-morbid chronic inflammatory diseases
  Dr M Grant, Prof I L C Chapple, Mr P Sharma
Applications accepted all year round

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Background. Chronic inflammatory diseases such as periodontitis, rheumatoid arthritis, chronic kidney disease, diabetes and cardiovascular disease share common risk factors and biological pathways.
  Integrated PhD in Life Sciences Doctoral Training Programme (iDTP)

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Integrated PhD in Life Sciences Doctoral Training Programme (iDTP). A specialist four-year PhD programme at the University of Birmingham, open for applications for October 2020 entry.
  Surgical incisions without surgical site infections? Innovative antimicrobial materials to prevent infection after surgical procedures
  Dr M E Barbour, Dr D Hill
Applications accepted all year round

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Applicants. Applications are invited a new self-funded PhD studentship to explore and develop novel materials to facilitate closure of surgical wounds and prevent surgical site infection.
  Build your expertise in tissue regeneration and repair at The University of Edinburgh

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Our MSc by Research in Regenerative Medicine and Tissue is a one-year, full-time, on-campus Masters programme structured around two laboratory-based research projects.
  How human teeth form and how that process fails in the inherited condition amelogenesis imperfecta
  Prof C Inglehearn
Applications accepted all year round

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Amelogenesis is the process of enamel formation and is essential for the development of functional teeth. Amelogenesis imperfecta (AI) is a failure of that process.
  Inclusive Design for Future Oral Health Scenarios; A lifespan design approach investigating mainstream and extreme oral health pathways
  Dr F Nickpour, Dr N Longridge
Application Deadline: 15 June 2020

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The University of Liverpool has set up a Doctoral Training Network in Technologies for Healthy Ageing to train the next generation of physical scientists and engineers to develop novel technologies and devices to address the challenges faced by older people and our clinical colleagues who work with them.
  PhD in Multi-mode microscopy to probe bacteria-surface interactions
  Prof M Alexander, Prof P Williams
Application Deadline: 3 July 2020

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This project will be focused on using a novel microscopy technique, Digital Inline Holographic Microscopy (DIHM) to quantify and image the interaction between oral bacteria and surface-bound CPC within a mouthwash formulation.
  Characterisation of in vitro models of human salivary glands and their use in functional studies
  Dr L Bingle, Prof C Bingle
Applications accepted all year round

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Saliva is produced by three pairs of major salivary glands and multiple minor glands in the lips, associated with the tongue and also with the palate.
  Salivary Profile of Children and Young Adults and the Impact of Health and Lifestyle
  Dr L Bingle, Dr S Hunt
Applications accepted all year round

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Our population is ageing and we know that globally the number of older individuals is increasing at a greater rate than that of young people.
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