Dr Stefan Serban
- Clinical Senior Lecturer/Honorary Consultant in Dental Public Health (Dental School)
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.
- FDS(DPH) RCSEd
- 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
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.