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ΜΒΕ MSc BDS PGCTLCP PGDip Implant Dentistry | GDC number: 77941

Simon has a personal chair at the University of Salford, awarded for his practice and teaching in Dental Implantology. He is the Clinical and Module Lead for the Masters of Dental Implantology at Salford and Edge Hill University. He lectures nationally and internationally for Astra Tech, Straumann, the ITI, Mersey Deanery, and on the MSc courses at Salford, Manchester, Cardiff and Sheffield. Furthermore, he has been invited as a keynote speaker to many national and international Congresses and Forums. He is the co-author of the National Standards in Implant Dentistry.

Simon has won awards for his research papers, his current research interest areas are:

Patient Related Outcome Measures (PROM)

Simon has gained national recognition for his work developing tools to measure PROM in dentistry. He is the chief clinical investigator of multi-centre research project investigating the ways that we can measure the benefit of dental implant treatment. He has developed an online patient tool, to audit and report upon the effectiveness of dental treatment. This is being developed for use in all areas of dentistry.

Peri-Implant Disease

Simon has written the algorithms that have been adopted as the standard protocols for the treatment of Peri-Implant disease. He has established a recognised referral centre for the treatment of both Mucocitis and Peri-Implantitis. He has co-authored the 2 guidance papers which have become established as reference papers in their respective domains. He is currently the clinical lead, investigating the outcome of a series of a case studies.

Human Factors and Implant Dentistry

Simon has a keen interest in surgical performance and has been invited to the participate in the first ‘European Congress About Human Factors and Medicine’ in Paris. He has developed Human Factors as a major research theme at the university and is leading the National Drive for Patient Safety.

Additionally, he was also the Director of Education for the Association of Dental Implantology (ADI). Implant Dentistry is a postgraduate discipline and the structure, content and delivery of the education and training programmes of the organisation is the responsibility of Prof Wright. He was also Editor of ARK, the online ADI Educational package.