Prof Richard Watt calls for action on reducing oral health inequalities at the International Association of Paediatric Dentistry (IAPD) annual conference.  


Prof Watt discusses US & English national oral health surveys on the BMJ Talk Medicine


Yusuf, H., Tsakos, G., Ntouva, A., Murphy, M., Porter, J., Newton, T., Watt, R.G. (2015). Differences by age and sex in general dental practitioners' knowledge, attitudes and behaviours in delivering prevention. BRITISH DENTAL JOURNAL, 219 (6), 264-265. doi:10.1038/sj.bdj.2015.725

PhD Students

The department welcomes graduate research students with a merit or higher in Dental Public Health to study for the degrees of Master of Philosophy (MPhil) and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Dental Public Health. 

I was inspired to do my PhD by the philosophy, knowledge and experience of the teachers and supervisors at the UCL dental public health department. For me the MSc was a period to achieve the basic knowledge and direction to be a researcher and the PhD is the hard training time to achieve your own skill for being an independent researcher.

Potential supervisors and their specialisms

Dr George Tsakos

  • Oral health related quality of life
  • Oral health inequalities and social determinants
  • Oral health needs assessment
  • Effect of oral health on diet and nutrition

Professor Richard Watt

  • Social determinants of oral health
  • Oral health inequalities
  • Life course perspective on oral health
  • Evaluation of oral health improvement interventions

Further information can be found on the UCL Department of Epidemiology and Public Health website.