Meet our Head of School
Professor Mark Thomason
Welcome to the School of Dental Sciences, part of the Faculty of Medicine at Newcastle University.
The School has over 500 people; students, teachers, researchers, scholars and support staff in all things dental. We share our life here with hundreds of clinicians, nurses and others working for the NHS, and with thousands of patients for whom we provide care every day – it’s a real team effort.
Our philosophy is simple - to look forward and outward in all that we do. We work hard to deliver world-class education and training, to excel in relevant research, to seek innovation in our clinical and community service and above all, to nurture a friendly, positive and supportive atmosphere.
We’re privileged to enjoy some of the best and most up-to-date facilities in the country, with strong and approachable staff whose blend of clinical, research and teaching skills enrich the learning environment, in one of the loveliest and most liveable areas of the country.
We’re proud of what we do, of the city and the community we serve, and of our relevance and role in the national and international world of oral health. We’d love to share it with you!
About Professor Thomason
- Professor Mark Thomason qualified from Newcastle in 1983 and after posts in Manchester returned to Newcastle as a Lecturer in Restorative Dentistry in 1985.
- He was appointed Senior Lecturer and honorary NHS consultant in 1998 and was awarded a Personal Chair as Professor of Prosthodontics and Oral Rehabilitation in 2003.
- In 2002, he was appointed visiting Professor at McGill University, Montreal, Canada and from 2004-2010 served as Adjunct Professor.
- Linked with these posts, his research has centred on patient-based outcomes in Implant reconstruction, and following his term as President of the British Society of Prosthodontics (2008-9), he was lead signatory for the York Consensus Statement on Dental Implants.
- His research interests have increasingly focused on dental education, and since 2012, he has chaired the Specialist Advisory Board for Restorative Dentistry, Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh.
- In 2014 he was appointed Associate Dean for Clinical Development in the Faculty of Medicine, Newcastle University, enhancing the interface between the University and the NHS region’s NHS Trusts.