Dr Justin Durham
Senior Lecturer/Hon Consultant Oral Surgeon and NIHR Clinician Scientist

  • Email: justin.durham@ncl.ac.uk
  • Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 7828
  • Address: Level 5, Room D5.008
    School of Dental Sciences
    Newcastle University
    Framlington Place
    NE2 4BW

Background

Oral Surgeon

Qualifications:

  • BDS (NCL) 2000 
  • ATLS RCS(Eng) 2002
  • MFDS RCS (Ed) 2003
  • Postgraduate certificate in Academic Practice with Distinction 2005
  • FHEA 2005
  • PhD 2008
  • Diplomate of American Board of Orofacial Pain 2011
  • FDS (OS) RCS (Edin) 

Memberships

  • International Association of Dental Research
  • Association of British Academic Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
  • Fellow of Higher Education Academy
  • British Pain Society
  • European Academy of Craniomandibular Disorders elected member

Honours and Awards

See research

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Member of British Pain Society's working group on Undergraduate Health Professional Pain Curriculum 
  • Chair of SAC working group for competencies for oral surgery trainees – 2010 onwards
  • Coordinating committee for clinical studies – 2010 onwards
  • Internal subject review panel member – assessment sub-group 2009-2010
  • Secretary of the UK specialist interest group in Orofacial pain and Temporomandibular Disorders 2009 onwards
  • Clinical introductory course lead 2009 onwards
  • Co-organiser of the annual conference of the Association of British Academic Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons 2008
  • Medical faculty mentor 2008 onwards
  • Lecturer’s representative on Dental Directorate 2008 onwards
  • Member of internal subject review working group 2008-2010
  • School Executive committee – Lecturers’ representative 2004-2008
  • Chair of working party for Undergraduate Education (Academic British Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery) 2007 onwards
  • Electives Director 2007-2009
  • Member of working party for Undergraduate Education (Academic British Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery) 2005-2007
  • Finals examination committee and standard setting for all OMFSci finals questions – 2007 onwards
  • Stage 345 committee – 2007 - 2009
  • Staff development conference – Organizer 2007
  • BSDR 2007 organizing committee – Social Secretary
  • Clinical Studies Teaching and Learning Committee (School of Dental Sciences) – 2006 - 2010
  • Staff President Dental Students’ Society 2005-2006
  • Admission Panel - UCAS interviewer for School of Dental Sciences
  • E-portfolio development group

 

Research Interests 

Temporomandibular Disorders (TMDs) and chronic orofacial pain

Quality of life

Professional and Patients' experiences or perceptions of care

Competency assessment in Clinical Skills


Current Work 

DEEP Study http://research.ncl.ac.uk/deepstudy

 

Temporomandibular Disorders: 

- Validating and testing patient based outcome measures (MSc Ongoing) 

- Professional behaviour change (PhD ongoing)

Atypical Odontalgia (Persistant Dentoalveolar Pain [PDAP]): 

- Patient perspectives 

- Psychosocial impacts 

- Development of screening instrument 

 

Topical neuromodulation and orofacial pain (awaiting PhD student starting) 

 

Periodontal disease and quality of life 

Research Roles and Postgraduate Supervision: 


Previous supervisor of four successful MSc theses and one succesful MPhil thesis:  

  • MSc on Qualitative exploration of impact of periodontal disease on patients' daily lives 
  • MSc on Validating short form of Research Diagnostic Criteria for TMD 
  • MSc on Factors affecting provision of orthodontic treatment by Primary care 
  • MSc on Investigation of QOL in patients with periodontal disease 
  • MPhil on Process of choice in Prosthodontic care in UK and Germany 
Currently part of supervisory team for three MSc theses, and two PhD theses.



Esteem Indicators 


International Prizes:

2010 - Educational Research Group Faculty Award. IADR, Barcelona, Spain.

Awarded by International Association of Dental Research  Educational Research Group

2008  Outstanding Post-doctoral abstract award. IADR, Toronto, Canada.

Awarded by International Association of Dental Research  Behavioral, Epidemiology and Health Services Research Group

Local awards:

2009 - Inaugural Vice-Chancellors award for excellence in teaching and learning

Awarded by Newcastle University

Personal fellowships:

I was delighted in 2010 to be awarded the prestigious Lasby Fellowship from the University of Minnesota. This was awarded to allow me to perform collaborative research on Atypical Odontalgia (Persistent Dentoalveolar Pain). The work aims to develop a screening instrument for this difficult to diagnose and rare condition using a well described cohort of patients at the University's orofacial pain clinic.

Editorial roles:

I was recently asked to join the Editorial board of the British Pain Society's publication Reviews in Pain and the Journal of Oral Rehabilitation.

Invited international consensus panels and colloquia:

November 2009. Siena, Italy  Invited colloquium on Rehabilitation aspects of Temporomandibular Disorders

March 2011. San Diego, USA  Invited to join expert consensus panel for revision of Research Diagnostic Criteria for Temporomandibular Disorders (RDC/TMDv2)

 

Invited lectures:

Keynote

Oral surgeons of tomorrow, the undergraduate of today. British Association of Oral Surgeon's annual meeting. Edinburgh, Scotland, November 2008

Other invited lectures

A qualitative study of vertical integration of anatomy with dental undergraduates. Anatomical Society of Great Britain and Ireland's Annual meeting. Oxford, England, January 2005

I just wanted to understand what was wrong. Patient perspectives of Temporomandibular Disorders (TMD). Sheffield Research Seminar Series  School of Dentistry, University of Sheffield. Sheffield, England. January 2007

Curriculum and Competencies.Association of British Academic Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon's annual meeting. Glasgow, Scotland, November 2007.

Temporomandibular disorders:  where is the evidence? British Association of Oral Surgeon's annual meeting. Edinburgh, Scotland, November 2008

Where at we at, and where are we going to: Temporomandibualr Disorders. BDA Hospitals group's annual meeting. Luton, England. November 2010.

Referee for: 


I am currently a referee for the Cochrane Oral Health Group on reviews relating to TMD. I am also a reviewer for: Journal of Orofacial Pain, The Journal of Pain, European Journal of Pain, Journal of Dentistry, Journal of Oral Rehabilitation, Journal of Clinical Periodontology, European Journal of Dental Education, British Dental Journal, Angle Orthodontist, and Oral Surgery.


Invited contributions to books:

  • the oral cavity anatomy chapter of the 40th edition of Grays anatomy 
  • the oral and maxillofacial surgery definitions of Hartys Dental Dictionary 
  • module on pain pathways for the e-den project 
  • the chapter on Temporomandibular disorders and chronic orofacial pain in Principles of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 
  • the chapter on preparing the mouth for prostheses in Principles of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 
  • the chapter on acute manifestations of non-odontogenic pain in The Dental Emergency clinic 
  • the chapter on Temporomandibular disorders in the BDJ Book on Oral surgery 
  • the chapter on Oral and Maxillofacial Trauma in the BDJ Book on Oral surgery 
  • the chapter on Antral Surgery in the BDJ Book on Oral surgery 

Funding: 

  • NIHR Clinician Scientist
  • Joint Research Executive Scientific Committee of Royal Victoria Infirmary Trust 
  • Higher Education Academy UK 
  • Newcastle University Teaching and Learning Committee (Research innovations) 
  • Forschungsverbund Community Medicine University of Greifswald 
  • Faculty Teaching and Learning Committee, Newcastle University 
  • Lasby Fellowship, University of Minnesota 
  • American Academy of Orofacial Pain 











 

Undergraduate Teaching

The areas of the dental undergraduate course that I provide, or have provided, teaching input to, are:

Stage 1
- Head and Neck Anatomy course – previously demonstrating and lecturing
- Introduction to Dentistry course – practical teaching in suturing demonstration

Stage 3
- Course leader for Clinical Introductory Course
- Oral surgery block clinical allocation - previously taught on this course
- Dentistry, the Dentist and Public Health lecture series
- Stage 3 OSCE examiner
- Stage 3 In-course examiner
- Stage 3 Human diseases examiner

Stage 4
- Stage 4 TMDs and Differential Diagnosis of Orofacial Pain lecture series
- Stage 4 Oral diseases lecture series
- Stage 4 Human diseases OSCE examiner
- Stage 4 Human diseases In-course examiner
Responsible for and provide:
- Minor oral surgery teaching, academic and practical.
- Minor oral surgical competencies

Stage 5
- Oral diseases lecture series
- Finals examiner
- Pre-finals seminar program in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Postgraduate Teaching

- Immediate surgical support for junior staff
- Course tutor on Newcastle University’s postgraduate certificate in clinical implant dentistry
- MFDS examiner for RCS (Edin)