School of Dental Sciences

Staff Profile

Dr Rachel Green

Clinical Lecturer in Oral Surgery



I gained my BDS from Dundee University and following this undertook junior positions based around the west coast of Scotland.  Having always had an interest in Oral Surgery I initially joined Newcastle University as a Clinical Fellow and, following completion of my PhD, was subsequently appointed as a Clinical Lecturer.  Having since competed specialist training, I continue to develop my clinical and academic practice thorough my current role.


  • BDS
  • MFDS RSC (Edin)
  • Newcastle Teaching Award
  • Certificate in Advanced Studies in Academic Practice
  • PhD

Roles and Responsibilites

  • Course leader for Stage 4 Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Clinical Attachement
  • Significant contribution to the delivery of clinical teaching, lectures and seminars for Stages 3 and 4 Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Course
  • Chair of the Board of Examiners for Stage 3 pt 1
  • Involvement of all aspects of the examination process for Oral Diseases and Human Diseases courses
  • Personal tutor providing pastoral support to 11 undergraduate BDS students
  • Co-supervisor for 1 PhD student
  • BDS admissions panel member

Professional Memberships

  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
  • Member of the Faculty of Dental Surgeons, Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh
  • Association of British Academic Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
  • British Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
  • International Association of Dental Research


Research Interests

  • Elements of the educational process including; the use of technology to enhance the feedback process for students, patient feedgack as a component of the BDS curriculum, student perceptions and experiences of the academic process
  • Patient and professional views and experience of oral premalignancy
  • Living with uncertain disease
  • Communication in health care


  • ADEE Scholarship programme 2016 - Advancement of video dentistry in dental education 


  • BAOMS small research grant
  • QUILT 'just one thing' grant


  • Co-supervisor to 1 PhD student


  • ABAOMS 2013 - First prize - verbal presentation category


  • Reviewer for the European Journal of Dental Education and Journal of Oral and Dental Research


Undergraduate Teaching Responsibilities

Stage 1
  • Head and neck anatomy course - Former anatomy demonstrator involving head and neck anatomy teaching for Stage 1 BDS students
Stage 3
  • Course lead for the Clinical introductory course -  including lecture, seminar and practical based teaching
  • Oral and Maxillofacial surgery course - significant contribution to the provision of clinical teaching, seminars and competency based assessment
  • Involvement in OMFS course BDS examinations: question writing, standard setting, examining (OSCE, in-course assessment)
  • Involvement in Human Diseases examinations: in-course examiner, co-exam board chair.
Stage 4
  • Course lead for the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Clinical Attachment
  • Oral and Maxillofacial surgery course - significant contribution to the provision of clinical teaching (minor oral surgery), seminars, lecturers and competency based assessment
  • Human Diseases course - involvement in lectures and examinations (OSCE and in- course assessment), co-exam board chair

Postgraduate Teaching Responsibilities

  • Involvement in the GPT oral surgery induction programme
  • Contribute to the MFDS lecture programme
  • Invited speaker for DF1 lecture programme
  • Facilitator fo minor oral surgery training days as part of the Northern Deanery's lifelong learning programme
  • Development of post graduate MOS courses for DF1 trainers