Dr Andrew Crothers
- Clinical Senior University Lecturer (Dental School)
School of Medicine, Dentistry & Nursing, F15 Level 4, 378 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow Dental Hospital & School, Glasgow, G2 3JZ
Dr Andrew Crothers graduated in Dentistry from the University of Edinburgh in 1986. He continued to work there as a member of the NHS staff and during this period obtained a Doctorate in Dentistry from the University of Edinburgh, and Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh. In 1991 he moved to teach Restorative Dentistry at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne. In 1998 he then returned to Scotland to practice Private Restorative Dentistry. He began his current post in 2005 within the Section of Restorative Dentistry in Glasgow Dental School.
His research interests are primarily in the field of Dental Education, with interests in the use of technology to assist teaching, learning and assessment. He also has an interest in the teaching and evaluation of communication skills, and the use of peer assisted learning in Dental Education. Furthermore, The use of Simulation Technology in Dental Education. Epistemological analysis of learning in Clinical Skills.
He is the year Coordinator for BDS2 and primarily teaches Operative Techniques throughout the BDS Course. He has a particular interest in Composite resin, Ceramic restorations and the use of CAD/CAM in Dentistry. He also teaches Operative Skills at Post-Graduate level and within the Dental Industry. He is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.