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Dr Maria Davies

Dr Maria Davies

Dr Maria Davies
B.Sc.(E.Ang.), Ph.D.(Bristol)

Research and Human Tissue Manager
Clinical Research Manager

Area of research

Inhibition and biology of tooth wear and dentine hypersensitivity

Office WB-3-005
Lower Maudlin Street,
Bristol, BS1 2LY
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Alt. +44 (0) 117 34 29638
Tel. +44 (0) 117 34 29503

Research summary

I am a member of the Clinical Trials Unit (CTU) in Bristol Dental School, based in Bristol Dental Hospital.  The CTU carries out both lab based hard tissue research as well as running clinical trials to determine the efficacy of dental treatments that aim to reduce dentine hypersensitivity and/or erosion. In addition we have collaborations with other groups to look at the links between periodontal disease and other diseases, currently atheroschlerosis and Alzheimer's disease.  The CTU is also involved in studies to examine the prevention of plaque and gingivitis, the treatment of diseases of the periodontium, and ...

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Biography

I came to the Dental Hospital in 1991 a year after gaining my degree in Biological Sciences from the University of East Anglia.  I started out as a research technician in what was then, the Department of Child Dental Health and, following a move to Oral Medicine completed my PhD in 1998.  Since the introduction of the Human Tissue Act 2004 I have managed the human tissues used for research within the Dental School and am the Designated Individual on our licence.  I am also a point of contact for staff and students completing ethics applications, providing advice and guidance. In ...

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