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Clinical Trials Unit

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The Clinical Trials Unit is led by Professor Nicola West.


The Clinical Trials Unit is long established in the international periodontal arena of research with regards to dentine hypersensitivity and toothwear, prevention of plaque and gingivitis and treatment of diseases of the periodontium. In recent years our research interests have expanded to include studies that investigate the links between Alzheimer’s disease and periodontal disease, test the ability of autologous technologies to improve healing and bone regeneration and aim to identify the relative influence of risk factors on oral disease prevalence in the population. Study methodologies include randomised clinical trials, non-interventional clinical studies for epidemiological data and laboratory based techniques.

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Postgraduate Study

The Clinical Trials Group can offer supervision to postgraduate researchers. For more information, please see the Postgraduate Study website and contact Professor Nicola West.

Further information

  • Prof West is Secretary of the British Society of Periodontology. 
  • Participants are always welcome to take part in the clinical trials undertaken at the Bristol Dental School. Please contact Emma Macdonald in the Clinical Trials Unit.

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