About Community Oral Health

We aim to study factors associated with oral health and oral health inequalities, and to develop and evaluate interventions and strategies for addressing these both locally and globally.

Our group has a wide range of skills and expertise and includes: clinical academic leads in dental public health; behavioural scientists, epidemiologists and statisticians with extensive experience in oral health epidemiology, big data analysis and data linkage; healthcare systems and human factors; and experienced managers and researchers in health improvement programme development, implementation and evaluation.  

Examples of research activity

  • monitoring oral health and oral health inequalities
  • investigating the socioeconomic, healthcare system, behavioural, and biological determinants of oral health
  • developing, implementing, and evaluating the effectiveness of interventions, policies and practices to improve oral health and reduce oral health inequalities
  • knowledge exchange to disseminate and inform evidence based policy and practice


Scottish Government, Chief Scientist Office, European Union, NIHR, NHS National Services Scotland, NHS Education for Scotland, Cancer Research UK, Health Foundation, Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust Charity, The Dunhill Medical Trust, Glasgow Dental Education Trust, Baily Thomas Charitable Fund, Glasgow Children’s hospital charity,  of Chile, GSK, The Borrow Foundation.