School of Dental Sciences

Staff Profile

Professor Mark Greenwood

Consultant in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery



Consultant/Honorary Clinical Professor of Medical Education in Dentistry with responsibility for the undergraduate course in Human Diseases.

Clinical Head of Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery since 2005. Clinical Lead for Oral and Maxillofacial Sciences since 2009.


Trained in dentistry in Manchester and medicine in Leeds. Training posts in oral and maxillofacial surgery, general surgery, general medicine, vascular surgery, accident and emergency, trauma and orthopaedics.
Higher surgical training on the Northern Rotation.

Roles and Responsibilities

NHS Consultant in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. Consultant in Administrative Charge, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and Dental Emergency Clinics.

Honorary Clinical Professor of Medical Education in Dentistry with specific responsibility for the undergraduate Human Diseases Course.


BDS,MDS(Manchester), FDSRCS(England), MB,ChB(Leeds), PhD(Newcastle upon Tyne), FRCS(England), FRCS(OMFS), FHEA

Previous Positions

Lecturer/ Registrar in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Manchester Royal Infirmary and University of Manchester, 1990-1993.
Senior Clinical Lecturer in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Newcastle University, 2003-2008.


British Dental Association
British Medical Association
British Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (Fellow)

Honours and Awards

DDU Teacher of the Year, 2006
National Teaching Fellowship(Individual Award) 2008, Higher Education Academy


Research Interests

Educational interface of dentistry and medicine.

Other Expertise

Nerve injuries.

Current Work

Further publications relating to medicine in dentistry.
Publications relating to oral cancer risk factors.

Future Research

Community based projects relating to medicine and its implications for general dental practice.

Esteem Indicators

Invited speaker to national and international conferences.


European Union funded project investigating risk factors in oral cancer (ARCAGE)-c.£70 000 (jointly)
Cancer Research(UK) Case Finding in Oral Cancer -c.£70 000 (jointly)


Undergraduate Teaching

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Human Diseases(BDS)and undergraduate medical students. Formerly External Examiner in Human Diseases at the universities of London and Bristol. External Examiner in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Manchester, Eastman Dental Institute (post-graduate). Years 3 and 4 External Examiner Dublin University and Sheffield University (Human Disease).

Postgraduate Teaching

Regional and national involvement in the MFDS/MJDF Diplomas. Part C Examiner for MFDS and MJDF at the Royal College of Surgeons of England.
Educational supervisor for Vocational Trainees and resident SHOs in OMFS