Mr Douglas Robertson

  • Clinical Senior Lecturer/Honorary Consultant (Dental School)

telephone: 0141 2119651
email: Douglas.Robertson.2@glasgow.ac.uk

Research interests

Biography

Dr Douglas Robertson is a Clinical Lecturer and Honorary Specialist Registrar in Restorative dentistry.  He graduated with a BDS (Hons) from the University of Glasgow in 2002 winning the Cullen medal and the Lord Provosts prize for Clinical Dentistry.  He passed his Intercollegiate Speciality Fellowship Exam in November 2013 and will be awarded his CCST (Certificate of completion of specialist training) in restorative dentistry in April 2014. 

He completed his membership of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh in 2004 winning the Deans medal for the highest over all mark in the examination.  Dr Robertson has worked both in general dental practice and in junior hospital positions including Orthodontics, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and Restorative dentistry.  He subsequently worked in the School for Dental Care Professionals, delivering teaching and developing the curriculum of the BSc in oral health science.  During this time, he completed a certificate in Academic Practice and is a fellow of the Higher Education Academy.  Douglas was also engaged in committee work as a training grade representative for the British Dental Association and British Medical Association.  

Dr Robertson completed his PhD in 2011 with a thesis entitled “The oral complication of type 1 diabetes mellitus in a non-smoking population” for which he was awarded the Sir Wilfred Fish prize by the British Society of Periodontology.   His research interests include the microbiology and immunology of periodontal disease, oral candidiasis and dental abscesses.  He is a joint holder of a BBSRC grant investigating the candidal biofilm in denture stomatitis.  Dr Robertson’s clinical teaching commitments include endodontics, fixed and removable prosthodontics, periodontics and he is the clinical lead on the Prosthodontic component of the special study module in Implantology as part of the undergraduate BDS curriculum.  In addition he is the programme lead for Periodontology in the MSc in primary dental care. Dr Robertson has presented at vocational training courses as well as local, national and international scientific meetings. 

Research Interests

Dr Robertson has continued to work in the field of clinical dental research since joining the department. The two areas of the work undertaken within Glasgow Dental School and through international collaborations are (1) the relationships between oral and systemic disease including periodontal disease and (2) the treatment and resistance of microbial biofilms in prosthodontics.

Working in the Infection and Immunity research group Dr Robertson is actively involved in collaborative projects with GlaxoSmithKline and other Academic partners to understand the role of the oral microbiome in health and disease.  Clinical samples acquired in human studies have also been used in in-vitro mechanistic studies supporting Masters and PhD student research.

Current funded projects

  •   ‘Death by dirty dentures: a study of the risks to pneumonia caused by wearing dentures’. TC White RCSPG.
  •  ‘Physical and microbiological aspects of denture stomatitis’. BBSRC/ GlaxoSmithKline.

 

Research staff and students

Lindsay O’Donnell (PhD) - The Influence of Denture Microbiota on Oral Health & Disease

Anastasios Plessas (MSc Primary dental care (periodontics))

 

Previous Students

Ewa Jahnz (MSc in primary dental care(periodontics))

Ranjith Rajendran (MSc) - secondary supervisor (2010)


Grants

Grants and Awards listed are those received whilst working with the University of Glasgow.

  • Death by dirty dentures: a study of the risks to pneumonia caused by wearing dentures
    Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow
    2013 - 2014
     

Publications

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Number of items: 20.

2019

Delaney, C. et al. (2019) Interkingdom interactions on the denture surface: implications for oral hygiene. Biofilm, (Accepted for Publication)

Ramage, G. et al. (2019) Impact of frequency of denture cleaning on microbial and clinical parameters - A bench to chairside approach. Journal of Oral Microbiology, 11(1), 1538437. (doi:10.1080/20002297.2018.1538437) (Accepted for Publication)

2018

Plessas, A., Robertson, D. P. and Hodge, P. J. (2018) Radiographic bone loss in a Scottish nonsmoking Type 1 Diabetes mellitus population; a Bitewing Radiographic Study. Journal of Periodontology, 89(9), pp. 1043-1051. (doi:10.1002/JPER.16-0788) (PMID:29766516)

Bissell, V., Robertson, D.P., McCurry, C.W. and McAleer, J.P.G. (2018) Evaluating major curriculum change: the effect on student confidence. British Dental Journal, 224(7), pp. 529-534. (doi:10.1038/sj.bdj.2018.219) (PMID:29576608)

Leavy, P.G. and Robertson, D.P. (2018) Periodontal maintenance following active specialist treatment: should patients stay put or return to primary dental care for continuing care? A comparison of outcomes based on the literature. International Journal of Dental Hygiene, 16(1), pp. 68-77. (doi:10.1111/idh.12288) (PMID:28544259)

2017

Maciag, J., Mikolajczyk, T., Matusik, P., Nowakowski, D., Robertson, D., Maciag, A., Osmenda, G. and Czesnikiewicz-Guzik, M. (2017) The effect of the treatment of denture related stomatitis on peripheral T cells and monocytes. Oral Health and Preventive Dentistry, 15(3), pp. 259-268. (doi:10.3290/j.ohpd.a38527) (PMID:28674706)

Alalwan, H., Rajendran, R., Lappin, D. F., Combet, E. , Shahzad, M., Robertson, D., Nile, C. J. , Williams, C. and Ramage, G. (2017) The anti-adhesive effect of curcumin on Candida albicans biofilms on denture materials. Frontiers in Microbiology, 8, 659. (doi:10.3389/fmicb.2017.00659) (PMID:28473808) (PMCID:PMC5397414)

O'Donnell, L. E., Alalwan, H. K. A., Kean, R., Calvert, G., Nile, C. J. , Lappin, D. J., Robertson, D., Williams, C., Ramage, G. and Sherry, L. (2017) Candida albicans biofilm heterogeneity does not influence denture stomatitis but strongly influences denture cleansing capacity. Journal of Medical Microbiology, 66(1), pp. 54-60. (doi:10.1099/jmm.0.000419) (PMID:28032543)

Osmenda, G., Maciąg, J., Wilk, G., Maciąg, A., Nowakowski, D., Loster, J., Dembowska, E., Robertson, D., Guzik, T. and Czesnikiewicz-Guzik, M. (2017) Treatment of denture-related stomatitis improves endothelial function assessed by flow-mediated vascular dilation. Archives of Medical Science, 13(1), pp. 66-74. (doi:10.5114/aoms.2017.64715)

2016

O'Donnell, L. E. et al. (2016) Dentures are a reservoir for respiratory pathogens. Journal of Prosthodontics, 25(2), pp. 99-104. (doi:10.1111/jopr.12342) (PMID:26260391)

2015

Lappin, D. F., Robertson, D., Hodge, P., Treagus, D., Awang, R. A., Ramage, G. and Nile, C. J. (2015) The influence of glycated hemoglobin on the cross susceptibility between type 1 diabetes mellitus and periodontal disease. Journal of Periodontology, 86(11), pp. 1249-1259. (doi:10.1902/jop.2015.150149) (PMID:26252750)

Robertson, D. P., Keys, W., Rautemaa-Richardson, R. and Smith, A. J. (2015) Management of severe acute dental infections. BMJ, 350, h1300. (doi:10.1136/bmj.h1300) (PMID:25804417)

Awang, R. A. et al. (2015) Erratum to: Clinical associations between IL-17 family cytokines and periodontitis and potential differential roles for IL-17A and IL-17E in periodontal immunity. Inflammation Research, 64(1), p. 83. (doi:10.1007/s00011-014-0788-3)

McCormack, M.G., Smith, A.J. , Akram, A.N., Jackson, M., Robertson, D. and Edwards, G. (2015) Staphylococcus aureus and the oral cavity: An overlooked source of carriage and infection? American Journal of Infection Control, 43(1), pp. 35-37. (doi:10.1016/j.ajic.2014.09.015) (PMID:25564121)

2014

Azman, R. et al. (2014) Clinical associations between IL-17 family cytokines and periodontitis and potential differential roles for IL-17A and IL-17E in periodontal immunity. Inflammation Research, 63(12), pp. 1001-1012. (doi:10.1007/s00011-014-0776-7) (PMID:25369802)

2013

Smith, K., Robertson, D.P., Lappin, D.F. and Ramage, G. (2013) Commercial mouthwashes are ineffective against oral MRSA biofilms. Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology and Oral Radiology, 115(5), pp. 624-629. (doi:10.1016/j.oooo.2012.12.014)

2012

Hodge, P., Robertson, D., Paterson, K., Smith, G.L.F., Creanor, S. and Sherriff, A. (2012) Periodontitis in non-smoking type 1 diabetic adults: a cross-sectional study. Journal of Clinical Periodontology, 39(1), pp. 20-29. (doi:10.1111/j.1600-051X.2011.01791.x)

2010

Rajendran, R., Robertson, D., Hodge, P.J., Lappin, D.F. and Ramage, G. (2010) Hydrolytic enzyme production is associated with Candida albicans biofilm formation from patients with type 1 diabetes. Mycopathologia, 170(4), pp. 229-235. (doi:10.1007/s11046-010-9319-0)

2009

Lappin, D.F., Eapen, B., Robertson, D., Young, J. and Hodge, P.J. (2009) Markers of bone destruction and formation and periodontitis in type 1 diabetes mellitus. Journal of Clinical Periodontology, 36(8), pp. 634-641. (doi:10.1111/j.1600-051X.2009.01440.x)

Robertson, D. and Smith, A.J. (2009) The microbiology of the acute dental abscess. Journal of Medical Microbiology, 58(2), pp. 155-162. (doi:10.1099/jmm.0.003517-0)

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Jump to: Articles
Number of items: 20.

Articles

Delaney, C. et al. (2019) Interkingdom interactions on the denture surface: implications for oral hygiene. Biofilm, (Accepted for Publication)

Ramage, G. et al. (2019) Impact of frequency of denture cleaning on microbial and clinical parameters - A bench to chairside approach. Journal of Oral Microbiology, 11(1), 1538437. (doi:10.1080/20002297.2018.1538437) (Accepted for Publication)

Plessas, A., Robertson, D. P. and Hodge, P. J. (2018) Radiographic bone loss in a Scottish nonsmoking Type 1 Diabetes mellitus population; a Bitewing Radiographic Study. Journal of Periodontology, 89(9), pp. 1043-1051. (doi:10.1002/JPER.16-0788) (PMID:29766516)

Bissell, V., Robertson, D.P., McCurry, C.W. and McAleer, J.P.G. (2018) Evaluating major curriculum change: the effect on student confidence. British Dental Journal, 224(7), pp. 529-534. (doi:10.1038/sj.bdj.2018.219) (PMID:29576608)

Leavy, P.G. and Robertson, D.P. (2018) Periodontal maintenance following active specialist treatment: should patients stay put or return to primary dental care for continuing care? A comparison of outcomes based on the literature. International Journal of Dental Hygiene, 16(1), pp. 68-77. (doi:10.1111/idh.12288) (PMID:28544259)

Maciag, J., Mikolajczyk, T., Matusik, P., Nowakowski, D., Robertson, D., Maciag, A., Osmenda, G. and Czesnikiewicz-Guzik, M. (2017) The effect of the treatment of denture related stomatitis on peripheral T cells and monocytes. Oral Health and Preventive Dentistry, 15(3), pp. 259-268. (doi:10.3290/j.ohpd.a38527) (PMID:28674706)

Alalwan, H., Rajendran, R., Lappin, D. F., Combet, E. , Shahzad, M., Robertson, D., Nile, C. J. , Williams, C. and Ramage, G. (2017) The anti-adhesive effect of curcumin on Candida albicans biofilms on denture materials. Frontiers in Microbiology, 8, 659. (doi:10.3389/fmicb.2017.00659) (PMID:28473808) (PMCID:PMC5397414)

O'Donnell, L. E., Alalwan, H. K. A., Kean, R., Calvert, G., Nile, C. J. , Lappin, D. J., Robertson, D., Williams, C., Ramage, G. and Sherry, L. (2017) Candida albicans biofilm heterogeneity does not influence denture stomatitis but strongly influences denture cleansing capacity. Journal of Medical Microbiology, 66(1), pp. 54-60. (doi:10.1099/jmm.0.000419) (PMID:28032543)

Osmenda, G., Maciąg, J., Wilk, G., Maciąg, A., Nowakowski, D., Loster, J., Dembowska, E., Robertson, D., Guzik, T. and Czesnikiewicz-Guzik, M. (2017) Treatment of denture-related stomatitis improves endothelial function assessed by flow-mediated vascular dilation. Archives of Medical Science, 13(1), pp. 66-74. (doi:10.5114/aoms.2017.64715)

O'Donnell, L. E. et al. (2016) Dentures are a reservoir for respiratory pathogens. Journal of Prosthodontics, 25(2), pp. 99-104. (doi:10.1111/jopr.12342) (PMID:26260391)

Lappin, D. F., Robertson, D., Hodge, P., Treagus, D., Awang, R. A., Ramage, G. and Nile, C. J. (2015) The influence of glycated hemoglobin on the cross susceptibility between type 1 diabetes mellitus and periodontal disease. Journal of Periodontology, 86(11), pp. 1249-1259. (doi:10.1902/jop.2015.150149) (PMID:26252750)

Robertson, D. P., Keys, W., Rautemaa-Richardson, R. and Smith, A. J. (2015) Management of severe acute dental infections. BMJ, 350, h1300. (doi:10.1136/bmj.h1300) (PMID:25804417)

Awang, R. A. et al. (2015) Erratum to: Clinical associations between IL-17 family cytokines and periodontitis and potential differential roles for IL-17A and IL-17E in periodontal immunity. Inflammation Research, 64(1), p. 83. (doi:10.1007/s00011-014-0788-3)

McCormack, M.G., Smith, A.J. , Akram, A.N., Jackson, M., Robertson, D. and Edwards, G. (2015) Staphylococcus aureus and the oral cavity: An overlooked source of carriage and infection? American Journal of Infection Control, 43(1), pp. 35-37. (doi:10.1016/j.ajic.2014.09.015) (PMID:25564121)

Azman, R. et al. (2014) Clinical associations between IL-17 family cytokines and periodontitis and potential differential roles for IL-17A and IL-17E in periodontal immunity. Inflammation Research, 63(12), pp. 1001-1012. (doi:10.1007/s00011-014-0776-7) (PMID:25369802)

Smith, K., Robertson, D.P., Lappin, D.F. and Ramage, G. (2013) Commercial mouthwashes are ineffective against oral MRSA biofilms. Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology and Oral Radiology, 115(5), pp. 624-629. (doi:10.1016/j.oooo.2012.12.014)

Hodge, P., Robertson, D., Paterson, K., Smith, G.L.F., Creanor, S. and Sherriff, A. (2012) Periodontitis in non-smoking type 1 diabetic adults: a cross-sectional study. Journal of Clinical Periodontology, 39(1), pp. 20-29. (doi:10.1111/j.1600-051X.2011.01791.x)

Rajendran, R., Robertson, D., Hodge, P.J., Lappin, D.F. and Ramage, G. (2010) Hydrolytic enzyme production is associated with Candida albicans biofilm formation from patients with type 1 diabetes. Mycopathologia, 170(4), pp. 229-235. (doi:10.1007/s11046-010-9319-0)

Lappin, D.F., Eapen, B., Robertson, D., Young, J. and Hodge, P.J. (2009) Markers of bone destruction and formation and periodontitis in type 1 diabetes mellitus. Journal of Clinical Periodontology, 36(8), pp. 634-641. (doi:10.1111/j.1600-051X.2009.01440.x)

Robertson, D. and Smith, A.J. (2009) The microbiology of the acute dental abscess. Journal of Medical Microbiology, 58(2), pp. 155-162. (doi:10.1099/jmm.0.003517-0)

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