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Professor Nicola West


Professor Nicola West is a graduate of the University of Wales College of Medicine (Cardiff). After attaining her fellowship from the Royal College of Surgeons of England, Nicola was awarded her PhD from the University of Wales (Cardiff) in 1995, on dentine hypersensitivity and tooth surface loss. Nicola gained her chair in Periodontology at Bristol Dental School, where she conducts research, leading the Clinical Trials Unit and attracting substantial industrial funding. Current research interests include: developing research methodologies, periodontal conditions, bone augmentation and peri-implant lesions, the scientific evaluation of oral health care products, tooth wear, dentine hypersensitivity and tooth whitening. She is also an Honorary Consultant in Restorative Dentistry.

Nicola has established a reputation for aesthetic treatment of complex restorative cases involving periodontal, implant and prosthodontic treatment. Nicola lectures regularly in the national and international forum. She is an active member and secretary of the British Society of Periodontology ( She is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy ( Nicola chairs the Dental Education Committee and leads the periodontology, bone augmentation and peri-impantitis Unit in the Bristol Dental School Masters Programme. 



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