Dr Stefan Serban

  • Clinical Senior Lecturer/Honorary Consultant in Dental Public Health (Dental School)

Biography

After completing his dental degree in Oradea, Romania, Stefan continued his studies with a master's degree in European Public Health at Maastricht University, followed by an executive programme at Harvard University and PhD at the University of Birmingham. Following this, Stefan cotinued with clinical specialist training in Dental Public Health in Yorkshire and the Humber and after passing the Intercollegiate Specialty Fellowship Examination he received his Certificate of Completion of Specialist Training in Dental Public Health.

Before joining the University of Glasgow, Stefan worked as Consultant in Dental Public Health for NHS England North West, supporting the Lancashire and South Cumbria Integrated Care System.

Over the last decade, Stefan has been working on a wide range of oral health and wider public health initiatives with stakeholders ranging from local and central governments to healthcare service providers and the broader health and social care sector. Among these, he led a pilot initiative in Leeds on developing a targetted dental care service for people experiencing homelessness. The lessons learned from this pilot, led to a wider roll out of this programme in other areas of the country. During the COVID-19 pandemic, Stefan was involved in setting up a programme that allowed dentists to administer flu vaccinations and covid vaccinations. This was a first in England and it has the potential to support further integration of primary care services between medicine, dentistry and beyond. 

Stefan has published on the links between oral and systemic health, the role of dental teams in supporting patients with multimorbidities, the development of equitable and integrated dental care services, oral health inequalities and more.

Qualifications

  • FDS(DPH) RCSEd
  • PhD
  • MPH
  • DMD

Professional memberships

  • Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh
  • British Association for the Study of Community Dentistry
  • European Association for Dental Public Health
  • International Association for Dental Research
  • British Dental Association

 

Research interests

Stefan's main reserach interests are in oral health inequalities; child oral health; the associations between oral and systemic health; periodontitis and rheumatoid arthritis; health services research; integration of medical and dental care.

Publications

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Jump to: 2024 | 2023 | 2022 | 2021 | 2020 | 2019 | 2018
Number of items: 29.

2024

Granger, C., Twigg, J., Whiston, S., Grant, S. and Serban, S. (2024) Covid-19 case management in primary dental care settings in Yorkshire and the Humber. British Dental Journal, (doi: 10.1038/s41415-024-7298-7) (PMID:38641765) (Early Online Publication)

Chapman, L. S., Siddle, H. J., Serban, S. , Mankia, K., Rooney, C. M., Mustufvi, Z., Pini, S. and Vinall-Collier, K. (2024) “What is my risk really?”: A qualitative exploration of preventive interventions among individuals at risk of rheumatoid arthritis. Rheumatology Advances in Practice, 8(2), rkae023. (doi: 10.1093/rap/rkae023)

Serban, S. (2024) Expert view: Stefan Serban, Oral manifestations of long COVID and the views of healthcare professionals. British Dental Journal, 236, 391. (doi: 10.1038/s41415-024-7210-5) (PMID:38459314)

Serban, S. and Conway, D. I. (2024) What factors influence refugees’ attendance to dental care services? Evidence-Based Dentistry, 25, pp. 25-26. (doi: 10.1038/s41432-023-00963-8) (PMID:38182661)

2023

Serban, S. , Bradley, N., Atkins, B., Whiston, S. and Witton, R. (2023) Best practice models for dental care delivery for people experiencing homelessness. British Dental Journal, 235(12), pp. 933-937. (doi: 10.1038/s41415-023-6455-8)

Serban, S. , Hall-Scullin, E. and Dailey, Y. (2023) EquiDent - Developing a toolkit to support equitable commissioning of dental care services. BDJ in Practice, 36, pp. 24-27. (doi: 10.1038/s41404-023-2113-8)

Chapman, L. S., Vinall-Collier, K. A., Siddle, H. J., Mustufvi, Z., Mankia, K. and Serban, S. (2023) Periodontal Assessment and Treatment Among Individuals At-risk of Rheumatoid Arthritis: a Qualitative Study. British Society for Rheumatology Annual Conference 2023, Manchester, England, UK, 24-26 April 2023. (doi: 10.1093/rheumatology/kead104.182)

Chapman, L. S., Vinall-Collier, K., Siddle, H. J., Mustufvi, Z., Mankia, K. and Serban, S. (2023) ‘It surprised me a lot that there is a link’: a qualitative study of the acceptability of periodontal treatment for individuals at risk of rheumatoid arthritis. RMD Open, 9(2), e003099. (doi: 10.1136/rmdopen-2023-003099) (PMID:37156573) (PMCID:PMC1017402)

de Pablo, P., Serban, S. , Lopez‐Oliva, I., Rooney, J., Hill, K., Raza, K., Filer, A., Chapple, I. and Dietrich, T. (2023) Outcomes of periodontal therapy in rheumatoid arthritis: the OPERA feasibility randomized trial. Journal of Clinical Periodontology, 50(3), pp. 295-306. (doi: 10.1111/jcpe.13756) (PMID:36415901)

2022

Santoso, C., Serrano-Alarcón, M., Stuckler, D., Serban, S. , McKee, M. and Nagy, A. (2022) Do missing teeth cause early-onset cognitive impairment? Re-examining the evidence using a quasi-natural experiment. Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology, (doi: 10.1007/s00127-022-02410-y) (PMID:36565317) (Early Online Publication)

Serban, S. , Eapen-Simon, S., Grant, S., Vinall-Collier, K. and Douglas, G.V.A. (2022) Utilising Dental Workforce for Delivering Vaccinations. European Association of Dental Public Heath Congress 2022, Montpellier, France, 9 September 2022. (doi: 10.1922/CDH_EAPDHAbstracts2022)

Shah, K., Serban, S. and Douglas, G. V. A. (2022) Improving the fit of filtering facepiece respirators. British Dental Journal, (doi: 10.1038/s41415-022-4512-3) (Early Online Publication)

Serban, S. (2022) Author Q&A: Stefan Serban. British Dental Journal, 232(3), p. 158. (doi: 10.1038/s41415-022-3963-x)

2021

Serban, S. T. , Simon, S. E., Vinall-Collier, K. and Douglas, G. V.A. (2021) Foundation dentists supporting vaccination programmes in England. British Dental Journal, (doi: 10.1038/s41415-021-3758-5) (PMID:PMC8670617)

Campus, G. et al. (2021) The COVID-19 pandemic and its global effects on dental practice. An international survey. Journal of Dentistry, 114, 103749. (doi: 10.1016/j.jdent.2021.103749) (PMID:34280498) (PMCID:PMC8285212)

Mustufvi, Z., Serban, S. , Chesterman, J. and Mankia, K. (2021) Should we be screening for and treating periodontal disease in individuals who are at risk of rheumatoid arthritis? Healthcare, 9(10), 1326. (doi: 10.3390/healthcare9101326) (PMID:34683006) (PMCID:PMC8544588)

Serban, S. , Chapple, I.L.C., D'Aiuto, F., Douglas, G.V.A. and Pavitt, S. (2021) Letter to the Editor: “Methodological Gaps in Studying the Oral-Systemic Disease Connection”. Journal of Dental Research, 100(11), p. 1299. (doi: 10.1177/00220345211024215) (PMID:34151634)

Bellu, C.B., Dragan, I.F. and Serban, S. (2021) Romanian insight. British Dental Journal, 230(7), 386. (doi: 10.1038/s41415-021-2904-4) (PMID:33837312)

2020

Hearnshaw, S., Serban, S. , Suida, I., Zubair, M. A., Jaswal, D. and Grant, S. (2020) A local dental network approach to COVID-19 pandemic: innovation through collaboration. Primary Dental Journal, 10(1), pp. 33-39. (doi: 10.1177/2050168420980979)

Serban, S. , Mustufvi, Z., Kang, J., Simon, S. E., Grant, S. and Douglas, G. (2020) The dental team: an additional resource for delivering vaccinations. Frontiers in Medicine, 7, 606242. (doi: 10.3389/fmed.2020.606242) (PMID:33240912) (PMCID:PMC7677565)

Watt, R. G. and Serban, S. (2020) Multimorbidity: a challenge and opportunity for the dental profession. British Dental Journal, 229, pp. 282-286. (doi: 10.1038/s41415-020-2056-y) (PMID:32918011) (PMCID:PMC7485176)

Campus, G. et al. (2020) Study protocol for an online questionnaire survey on symptoms/signs, protective measures, level of awareness and perception regarding COVID-19 outbreak among dentists. A global survey. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 17(15), 5598. (doi: 10.3390/ijerph17155598) (PMID:32756475) (PMCID:PMC7432089)

Serban, S. , Eapen-Simon, S. and Grant, S. (2020) Dental team immunisation. British Dental Journal, 229, 209. (doi: 10.1038/s41415-020-2071-z) (PMID:32855449)

Barraclough, O., Mustufvi, Z., Serban, S. and Grant, S. (2020) Children's oral health. BDJ in Practice, 33(7), 6. (doi: 10.1038/s41404-020-0458-9) (PMCID:PMC7336101)

Mustufvi, Z., Barraclough, O., Hearnshaw, S., Whiston, S., Grant, S., Serban, S. and Douglas, G. (2020) Flexible Commissioning: a prevention and access focused approach in Yorkshire and the Humber. BDJ in Practice, 33, pp. 20-22. (doi: 10.1038/s41404-020-0296-9)

Barraclough, O., Mustufvi, Z., Serban, S. and Grant, S. (2020) Children's oral health. BDJ in Practice, 33(7), 6. (doi: 10.1038/s41404-020-0458-9) (PMCID:PMC7336101)

2019

Serban, S. , Dietrich, T., Lopez-Oliva, I., de Pablo, P., Raza, K., Filer, A., Chapple, I. L. C. and Hill, K. (2019) Attitudes towards oral health in patients with rheumatoid arthritis: a qualitative study nested within a randomized controlled trial. JDR Clinical and Translational Research, 4(4), pp. 360-370. (doi: 10.1177/2380084419833694) (PMID:31009578) (PMCID:PMC6749794)

Csikar, J., Vinall-Collier, K., Richemond, J.M., Talbot, J., Serban, S. T. and Douglas, G.V.A. (2019) Identifying the barriers and facilitators for homeless people to achieve good oral health. Community Dental Health, pp. 137-142. (doi: 10.1922/cdh_4488csikar06) (PMID:31070874)

2018

Lopez-Oliva, I. et al. (2018) Dysbiotic subgingival microbial communities in periodontally healthy patients with rheumatoid arthritis. Arthritis and Rheumatology, (doi: 10.1002/art.40485) (PMID:29513935) (PMCID:PMC6019644)

This list was generated on Tue May 28 02:16:59 2024 BST.
Number of items: 29.

Articles

Granger, C., Twigg, J., Whiston, S., Grant, S. and Serban, S. (2024) Covid-19 case management in primary dental care settings in Yorkshire and the Humber. British Dental Journal, (doi: 10.1038/s41415-024-7298-7) (PMID:38641765) (Early Online Publication)

Chapman, L. S., Siddle, H. J., Serban, S. , Mankia, K., Rooney, C. M., Mustufvi, Z., Pini, S. and Vinall-Collier, K. (2024) “What is my risk really?”: A qualitative exploration of preventive interventions among individuals at risk of rheumatoid arthritis. Rheumatology Advances in Practice, 8(2), rkae023. (doi: 10.1093/rap/rkae023)

Serban, S. (2024) Expert view: Stefan Serban, Oral manifestations of long COVID and the views of healthcare professionals. British Dental Journal, 236, 391. (doi: 10.1038/s41415-024-7210-5) (PMID:38459314)

Serban, S. and Conway, D. I. (2024) What factors influence refugees’ attendance to dental care services? Evidence-Based Dentistry, 25, pp. 25-26. (doi: 10.1038/s41432-023-00963-8) (PMID:38182661)

Serban, S. , Bradley, N., Atkins, B., Whiston, S. and Witton, R. (2023) Best practice models for dental care delivery for people experiencing homelessness. British Dental Journal, 235(12), pp. 933-937. (doi: 10.1038/s41415-023-6455-8)

Serban, S. , Hall-Scullin, E. and Dailey, Y. (2023) EquiDent - Developing a toolkit to support equitable commissioning of dental care services. BDJ in Practice, 36, pp. 24-27. (doi: 10.1038/s41404-023-2113-8)

Chapman, L. S., Vinall-Collier, K., Siddle, H. J., Mustufvi, Z., Mankia, K. and Serban, S. (2023) ‘It surprised me a lot that there is a link’: a qualitative study of the acceptability of periodontal treatment for individuals at risk of rheumatoid arthritis. RMD Open, 9(2), e003099. (doi: 10.1136/rmdopen-2023-003099) (PMID:37156573) (PMCID:PMC1017402)

de Pablo, P., Serban, S. , Lopez‐Oliva, I., Rooney, J., Hill, K., Raza, K., Filer, A., Chapple, I. and Dietrich, T. (2023) Outcomes of periodontal therapy in rheumatoid arthritis: the OPERA feasibility randomized trial. Journal of Clinical Periodontology, 50(3), pp. 295-306. (doi: 10.1111/jcpe.13756) (PMID:36415901)

Santoso, C., Serrano-Alarcón, M., Stuckler, D., Serban, S. , McKee, M. and Nagy, A. (2022) Do missing teeth cause early-onset cognitive impairment? Re-examining the evidence using a quasi-natural experiment. Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology, (doi: 10.1007/s00127-022-02410-y) (PMID:36565317) (Early Online Publication)

Shah, K., Serban, S. and Douglas, G. V. A. (2022) Improving the fit of filtering facepiece respirators. British Dental Journal, (doi: 10.1038/s41415-022-4512-3) (Early Online Publication)

Serban, S. (2022) Author Q&A: Stefan Serban. British Dental Journal, 232(3), p. 158. (doi: 10.1038/s41415-022-3963-x)

Serban, S. T. , Simon, S. E., Vinall-Collier, K. and Douglas, G. V.A. (2021) Foundation dentists supporting vaccination programmes in England. British Dental Journal, (doi: 10.1038/s41415-021-3758-5) (PMID:PMC8670617)

Campus, G. et al. (2021) The COVID-19 pandemic and its global effects on dental practice. An international survey. Journal of Dentistry, 114, 103749. (doi: 10.1016/j.jdent.2021.103749) (PMID:34280498) (PMCID:PMC8285212)

Mustufvi, Z., Serban, S. , Chesterman, J. and Mankia, K. (2021) Should we be screening for and treating periodontal disease in individuals who are at risk of rheumatoid arthritis? Healthcare, 9(10), 1326. (doi: 10.3390/healthcare9101326) (PMID:34683006) (PMCID:PMC8544588)

Serban, S. , Chapple, I.L.C., D'Aiuto, F., Douglas, G.V.A. and Pavitt, S. (2021) Letter to the Editor: “Methodological Gaps in Studying the Oral-Systemic Disease Connection”. Journal of Dental Research, 100(11), p. 1299. (doi: 10.1177/00220345211024215) (PMID:34151634)

Bellu, C.B., Dragan, I.F. and Serban, S. (2021) Romanian insight. British Dental Journal, 230(7), 386. (doi: 10.1038/s41415-021-2904-4) (PMID:33837312)

Hearnshaw, S., Serban, S. , Suida, I., Zubair, M. A., Jaswal, D. and Grant, S. (2020) A local dental network approach to COVID-19 pandemic: innovation through collaboration. Primary Dental Journal, 10(1), pp. 33-39. (doi: 10.1177/2050168420980979)

Serban, S. , Mustufvi, Z., Kang, J., Simon, S. E., Grant, S. and Douglas, G. (2020) The dental team: an additional resource for delivering vaccinations. Frontiers in Medicine, 7, 606242. (doi: 10.3389/fmed.2020.606242) (PMID:33240912) (PMCID:PMC7677565)

Watt, R. G. and Serban, S. (2020) Multimorbidity: a challenge and opportunity for the dental profession. British Dental Journal, 229, pp. 282-286. (doi: 10.1038/s41415-020-2056-y) (PMID:32918011) (PMCID:PMC7485176)

Campus, G. et al. (2020) Study protocol for an online questionnaire survey on symptoms/signs, protective measures, level of awareness and perception regarding COVID-19 outbreak among dentists. A global survey. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 17(15), 5598. (doi: 10.3390/ijerph17155598) (PMID:32756475) (PMCID:PMC7432089)

Serban, S. , Eapen-Simon, S. and Grant, S. (2020) Dental team immunisation. British Dental Journal, 229, 209. (doi: 10.1038/s41415-020-2071-z) (PMID:32855449)

Barraclough, O., Mustufvi, Z., Serban, S. and Grant, S. (2020) Children's oral health. BDJ in Practice, 33(7), 6. (doi: 10.1038/s41404-020-0458-9) (PMCID:PMC7336101)

Mustufvi, Z., Barraclough, O., Hearnshaw, S., Whiston, S., Grant, S., Serban, S. and Douglas, G. (2020) Flexible Commissioning: a prevention and access focused approach in Yorkshire and the Humber. BDJ in Practice, 33, pp. 20-22. (doi: 10.1038/s41404-020-0296-9)

Barraclough, O., Mustufvi, Z., Serban, S. and Grant, S. (2020) Children's oral health. BDJ in Practice, 33(7), 6. (doi: 10.1038/s41404-020-0458-9) (PMCID:PMC7336101)

Serban, S. , Dietrich, T., Lopez-Oliva, I., de Pablo, P., Raza, K., Filer, A., Chapple, I. L. C. and Hill, K. (2019) Attitudes towards oral health in patients with rheumatoid arthritis: a qualitative study nested within a randomized controlled trial. JDR Clinical and Translational Research, 4(4), pp. 360-370. (doi: 10.1177/2380084419833694) (PMID:31009578) (PMCID:PMC6749794)

Csikar, J., Vinall-Collier, K., Richemond, J.M., Talbot, J., Serban, S. T. and Douglas, G.V.A. (2019) Identifying the barriers and facilitators for homeless people to achieve good oral health. Community Dental Health, pp. 137-142. (doi: 10.1922/cdh_4488csikar06) (PMID:31070874)

Lopez-Oliva, I. et al. (2018) Dysbiotic subgingival microbial communities in periodontally healthy patients with rheumatoid arthritis. Arthritis and Rheumatology, (doi: 10.1002/art.40485) (PMID:29513935) (PMCID:PMC6019644)

Conference or Workshop Item

Chapman, L. S., Vinall-Collier, K. A., Siddle, H. J., Mustufvi, Z., Mankia, K. and Serban, S. (2023) Periodontal Assessment and Treatment Among Individuals At-risk of Rheumatoid Arthritis: a Qualitative Study. British Society for Rheumatology Annual Conference 2023, Manchester, England, UK, 24-26 April 2023. (doi: 10.1093/rheumatology/kead104.182)

Serban, S. , Eapen-Simon, S., Grant, S., Vinall-Collier, K. and Douglas, G.V.A. (2022) Utilising Dental Workforce for Delivering Vaccinations. European Association of Dental Public Heath Congress 2022, Montpellier, France, 9 September 2022. (doi: 10.1922/CDH_EAPDHAbstracts2022)

This list was generated on Tue May 28 02:16:59 2024 BST.

Grants

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

  • Evaluation of the STAR tool in Childsmile
    NHS Lanarkshire
    2023 - 2024