School of Dental Sciences

Staff Profile

Dr Mark Gidley

Clinical Lecturer



  • BDS (Hons)
  • PhD
  • BSc (Hons)
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Facilitating Learning in Healthcare Practice

Current positions

  • Clinical Lecturer
  • Associate General Dental Practitioner (part-time)

Previous positions

  • Educational Supervisor for Dental Foundation Training (Health Education North East)
  • Guest Lecturer (DFT study days) Health Education North East
  • Vocational Dental Practitioner
  • Postdoctoral Research Associate

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Stage 2 BDS Director
  • Academic and Clinical Teaching Lead for Periodontology
  • Course lead for Microbiology for Dentistry
  • Clinical teaching BDS Stage 3, 4 and 5 restorative clinics
  • Clinical teaching for Stage 3 ODHS
  • Stage 2 Tutor for BSc ODHS course
  • UCAS admissions panel
  • BDS undergraduate tutor


Stage 2

  • Microbiology for Dentistry course (Course lead)

Stage 3

  • Periodontology lecture course (Course lead)
  • Periodontology clinical teaching

Stage 4

  • BDS and ODHS restorative clinics / Interprofessional clinic

Stage 5

  • Adult restorative clinic
  • Current Opinion in Dentistry course


Research Interests - Oral Microbiology, Antimicrobial Resistance, Periodontology and the link between periodontal disease and systemic health

Educational Research Interest - The transition from final year undergraduate to Dental Foundation Training (DFT) - preparedness for DFT