School of Dental Sciences

Staff Profile

Professor John Whitworth

Professor of Endodontology

Background

Qualifications

BChD (hons) Leeds 1984
PhD Edinburgh 1990
FDSRCS Edinburgh 1991
Registered Specialist in Endodontics 1999
FDSRCS (Restorative Dentistry) 2000 

 

Roles and Responsibilities

 


School of Dental Sciences

Director of Student Progress and Support
School Engagement Lead
Clinical Teaching Lead – Endodontology
Course Director, Undergraduate Endodontology
Module Leader, MClinDent Endodontology
Chair, Professional Standards Review Committee (Dental)
School Webmaster
Board of Studies Strategy Group
Dental School Executive Committee

 

NHS

Honorary Consultant in Restorative Dentistry with special interest in Endodontics

 

External

European Society of Endodontology Executive Board
Chair, European Society of Endodontology Education & Scholarship Committee
Chair, Association for Dental Education in Europe (ADEE) Special Interest Group for Endodontic Teachers
Editorial Board, International Endodontic Journal
Editorial Board, ENDO: Endodontic Practice Today
Editorial Board, Endodontic Practice

 

Past-President, British Endodontic Society

 

Honours

Dental Defence Union UK Dental Teacher of the Year 2005

 

Teaching

Undergraduate Teaching

Course leader: Endodontology, Stage 3 BDS
Course leader: Clinical endodontics, Stages 3-5 BDS
Clinical teacher: Restorative Dentistry, Stages 3-5 BDS (Adult Restorative Care)
Contributions to:
Key clinical skills, Stage 2 BDS
Clinical Introductory Course, Stage 3 BDS
Crown and bridge course, Stage 4 BDS
Clinical Research update course, Stage 5 BDS

Postgraduate Teaching

Course leader: Endodontology, MClinDent in Restorative Dentistry
Course leader: Clinical endodontics, MClinDent in Restorative Dentistry
Course leader: Higher skills training programme in Endodontology, CPD
Module leader: Introductory endodontics, MANDEC, Manchester
Module leader: Advanced endodontics, MANDEC, Manchester.

Research

Current Research Interests

1. Structural and functional studies on human dental pulp tissues
2. Mechanisms and management of Persistent Dentoalveolar Pain
3. Mental health and wellbeing among undergraduate dental students
4. Dental Education

Postgraduate Supervision

Currently PhD (3) and Masters (1) level projects on aspects of basic pulp biology, effects of neuromodulatory agents on oral tissues following topical application and clinical service reviews in clinical endodontics.


Esteem Indicators

Chair, European Society of Endodontology Education & Scholarship Committee
Chair, European Society of Endodontology Undergraduate Curriculum Guidelines Committee
Chair, Association for Dental Education in Europe Special Interest Group for Endodontic teachers
Deputy Editor-in-Chief, International Endodontic Journal (10 years until 2010)
Editorial Board Member, International Endodontic Journal
Editor, European Society of Endodontology
Editorial Board, ENDO: Endodontic Practice Today
Editorial Board, Endodontic Practice
Editorial Board and Endodontic Editor, Quintessentials of Dental Practice, Quintessence Publishing
Past-President, British Endodontic Society

Scholarship

Contributions to numerous standard textbooks, including Cohen's Pathways of the Pulp (10th and 11th editions), Textbook of Endodontology (Bergenholtz, Horsted-Bindslev and Reit), Geriatric Dentistry (Walls and Ship), Paediatric Dentistry (Welbury), Harty's Endodontics in Clinical Practice.
Author: Rational Root Canal treatment in Practice (1st and 2nd Editions), Quintessence Publishing.
Editor: Managing Endodontic Failure in Practice; Managing Dental Trauma in Practice; Adhesive Restoration of Root Canal Treated Teeth - Quintessence Publishing.
Co-Editor, Textbook of Endodontology, 3rd Edition, with Lars Bjorndal and Lise-Lotte Kirkevang

Invited keynote lectures include:

Flemish Dental Association (2014)                                                                                                                                                     British Endodontic Society (2012, 2013)                                                                                                                                                      British Society for Paediatric Dentistry (2013)                                                                                                                                                     British Society for Gerodontology (2012)                                                                                                                                                 European Society of Endodontology (2009, 2011)                                                                                                                                                Australian Association of Endodontists (2009)
American Association of Endodontists (2008, 2009)
Academy of Operative Dentistry (Chicago Mid-Winter 2009)
Netherlands Society of Endodontology (2008)
Flemish Dental Association (2008)
European Society of Microscope Dentistry (2008)

Publications