Professor David Bartlett is Head of Prosthodontics at the Faculty of Dentistry, Oral & Craniofacial Sciences, King's College. I have an international reputation as a clinician and researcher and have built a well-known department in clinical science. I am a consultant on the GDC specialist list for Restorative and Prosthodontics. I run the prosthodontic MClin dent programme at King’s with 32 postgraduates roughly half from the UK and half from international, mostly from Kuwait, Saudi Arabia and Jordan. We have the largest course of its type in Europe, all of whom are trained to specialist level.
My research is clinically focused on erosive tooth wear and have been awarded over £2M in grants, published over 170 peer-reviewed publications, 3 books and numerous chapters. As a team we are one of the most recognised research groups of clinical research in the UK. We regularly work with industry to further the knowledge and impact. I have a h factor of 42, which is high for a clinician. In 2018, with Professor Nigel Pitts, I started the erosive tooth wear foundation, a website-based charity, focused on improving knowledge and understanding of patients, dentists, and politicians of erosive tooth wear. Our website is funded by the oral care industry, and we publish information and are a source for Dentistry. Our social media status is comparable to larger professional organisations and our users are mainly from the UK and USA, but increasingly more broadly based.