School of Dental Sciences

Staff Profile

Dr Simon Stone

Senior Clinical Lecturer/Honorary Consultant Endodontics



Specialist Endodontist

Qualifications (in reverse chronological order):

  • Membership in Endodontics, Faculty of Dental Surgery, Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh. MEndo RCS(Ed)
  • Fellow, Higher Education Academy (UK)
  • Doctor of Philosophy, Newcastle University.
  • Postgraduate Cert. Academic Practice, Newcastle University
  • Membership of Faculty of Dental Surgery, Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh. MFDS RCS(Ed)
  • Bachelor of Dental Surgery, Newcastle University


  • British Dental Association
  • British Endodontic Society
  • British Society of Prosthodontics

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Academic Lead in Restorative Dentistry
  • Stage 5 BDS Director and Chair of Board of Examiners
  • Stage 2 BDS/Stage 1 ODHS Chair of Board of Examiners
  • Electives Director/ Erasmus Co-ordinator
  • Deputy Assessment Lead, School of Dental Sciences
  • Deputy Degree Programme Director of the Diploma in Implant Dentistry
  • Chair Foundation Programme Undergraduate Interface group

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Teaching and scholarship


  • Academic lead in Restorative Dentistry
  • Supervision of undergraduate BDS students in restorative dentistry, specifically periodontology, conservation, endodontics, prosthodontics and adult restorative clinics.
  • Former course lead - Key Clincial Skills 
  • Delivery of undergraduate key clinical skills and endodontology skills courses involving demonstration of clinical dentistry, didactic instruction and assessment of course progress by written and practical assessment.
  • ·         Delivery of undergraduate BDS lectures and seminars in restorative dentistry to all stages.
  • ·         Member of the BDS admissions panel.
  • ·         Examiner in the Newcastle University professional BDS examinations.
  • ·         Member of the Student-Staff committees.

Examiner roles

  • Chair Board of Examiners BDS Stage 5 
  • Chair Board of Examiners BDS Stage 2 Part 2, Stage 1 ODHS (Key Clinical Skills)
  • Stages 2, 3 and 4 BDS OSCE examiner
  • MClin Dent in Restorative Dentistry Finals internal examiner

Representation on overarching committees for the School of Dental Sciences

  • Lecturer’s representative on the School of Dental Sciences’ Executive Committee
  • Member of the BDS admissions panel
  • Member of Boards of Studies for BDS and MClin Dent in Restorative Dentistry, strategy groups, and curriculum co-ordinating committees
  • Member Stage 5 Examinations committee
  • Member of the assessments working group
  • Member of the Student Progress Assessment panel (Stage 4)
  • Lead for development of protocols and infrastructure for undergraduate clinical photography


·         Delivery of clinical skills teaching and development of clinical progress assessments in the Masters in Clinical Dentistry programme.

·         Delivery of Dental Core Training postgraduate lectures, specifically in local anaesthesia, rubber dam and endodontics, embryology, oral pathology, legislation in primary care and modern dental careers.

·         Delivery of General Professional Training lectures in restorative dentistry, specifically contemporary endodontics and endodontic troubleshooting, prosthodontics troubleshooting and peri-implantitis.

·         Provision of lectures and demonstration of clinical skills for Health Education E

ngland (formerly Northern Deanery) to general dental practitioners, specifically contemporary endodontics and rubber dam use.

·         Provision of benchmarking and training sessions for associate clinical lecturers and Dental Hospital staff.

·         Development and delivery of a study skills group in restorative dentistry for general dental practitioners.

·         Registered Dentsply Maillefer Educator.

Dental Care Professional

·         Clinical supervision of integrated periodontal care clinics to diploma of hygiene and therapy students.

·         Examiner in the Diploma of Hygiene and Therapy professional examinations.

·         Development, delivery and assessment, through Health Education England, extended skills courses for dental nurses, specifically impression taking and placement of rubber dam.


Pastoral support as a personal tutor for undergraduate BDS students, hygiene-therapy students and Masters in Clinical Dentistry students.

 Textbook contributions

  • Barclay SC, Stone SJ. (2013).  Chapter 3 Conservative Dentistry in Master Dentistry, 3rd Edition Volume 2: Restorative Dentistry, Paediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics.  Edited by Heasman, P.A. Churchill Livingstone Elsevier. ISBN: 9780702045974
  • Stone SJ, Whitworth JM. (2016) Chapter 6 Basic Instrumentation in Endodontics in Harty's Endodontics in Clinical Practice. 7th Edition. Churchill Livingstone Elsevier ISBN: 9780702058356 
  • Welbury R, Whitworth JM, Stone SJ, Duggal MS. (2017) Chapter 13 Traumatic dental injuries In: Paediatric Dentistry Edited by Welbury R, Duggal MS Hosney TH, Oxford University Press. ISBN: 0198789270
  • Various In Extra-coronal restorations 2nd Ed. Edited by Wassell RW, Nohl FS, Steele JG, Walls AWG (2018) In Press:
  • Stone S.J, Whitworth JM, Wassell RW.  Chapter 1 A healthy start – endodontic considerations
  • Stone SJ, Whitworth JM, Wassell RW.  Chapter 4a Managing future risk – preserving pulp vitality and managing existing restorations
  • Stone SJ, Whitworth JM, Wassell RW.  Chapter 4d Managing future risk – evaluating the need for post and cores vs. implants
  • Field CA, Stone SJ, Wassell RW. Chapter 10 Cores for vital teeth, posts and cores



PhD: 'Translational studies to evaluate plaque control interventions'


Stone, S. J., McCracken, G. I., Kumar, P. S., Offenbacher, S., Aspiras, M., De Laurenti, M., Heasman, P. A. (2013).  Characterising gingivitis with inflammatory mediators and microbial species.  Presented at the general session of the International Association of Dental Research, Seattle, WA, USA. 

Stone, S. J. Investigating the cost-effectiveness of providing hygiene phase therapy to patients with desquamative gingivitis (2011).  Presented at the British Society for Oral and Dental Research, General Session, Sheffield, UK.

Editorial duties

Referee for manuscripts and books submitted to:

Journal of Dentistry

Journal of Oral Surgery

Journal of Clinical Periodontology

European Journal of Prosthodontics and Restorative Dentistry.


Industrial collaboration with Philips Oral Healthcare

Oral and dental research trust grant