Clinical Investigation Centre
The Clinical Investigation
Centre enhances the Eastman's current clinical research activities.
The Centre is a dedicated clinical facility on the Eastman site,
located in Central London. As well as having direct access to patients
attending the Eastman Dental Hospital, the Clinical Investigation
Centre has established its own database of healthy volunteers.
Hospital's patient base is derived from a multi-cultural population
referred by dentists throughout the Thames basin and from further
afield. There are dedicated departments covering every dental specialty.
The Centre has dental chairs, a reception and waiting area, and
access to numerous support services on the Eastman site including
extensive library and computing facilities and Biostatistics and
Informatics. There is also full diagnostic and research laboratory
support including histopathology, microbiology, proteomics and electron
Why choose the ECIC?
The Eastman is the foremost centre
for postgraduate education, training and research in the oral health
care sciences in the United Kingdom and has over 50 years of experience
in the development and delivery of education and training in all
dental specialties. The Eastman Dental Institute is part of University
College London, one of Britain's top research universities, and
the Eastman Dental Hospital is part of University College London
Hospitals NHS Trust, the largest collection of teaching hospitals
in the UK. The Eastman has given the highest priority to Good Clinical
Practice whilst maintaining its academic excellence and reputation.
The Clinical Investigation Centre is separate from the academic
and clinical departments, has its own staff and facilities and does
not have the day-to-day demands and distractions of students and
routine health care services. This structure means we are highly
flexible in our approach to performing trials, both in terms of
time-scale, cost and staffing. We are able to design and conduct
trials to the highest standards with trained dental staff and internationally
recognised clinicians and statisticians. Leading academics with
track records in research, who have published in peer-review journals,
are actively involved in all aspects of trial design, protocol development
and clinical assessment. Quality is our first and foremost consideration.
We believe that our approach to performing trials and pricing policies
mean that we are competitive and able to start, complete, and deliver
trials in time-scales comparable with those of the major clinical
- Clinical Trial Design and Management
- Protocol Preparation
- Case Report Design
- Assessment Techniques
- Advice on Regulatory Approval Laboratory Analysis
- Data Analysis
- Clinical Consultancy from our Dental Experts
Professor Nikolaos Donos
DDS, MS, ILTM, PhD
Head & Chair Periodontology, UCL Eastman Dental Institute & Hospital.
Director of Clinical Research, UCL Eastman Dental Institute
Professor Donos was awarded the Specialisation Degree in Periodontology and the Master of Science (M.S) Degree in 1994 as well as his Ph.D degree in Guided Bone regeneration 1998 from the Royal Dental College, University of Aarhus, Denmark.
Following, his military service as a Specialist in Periodontics at the Airforce General Hospital, Athens, Greece, he was appointed as Clinical Lecturer in Oral Surgery, University of Aarhus, Denmark. Then, he has received the ITI Fellowship at the Department of Periodontology & Fixed Prosthodontics, University of Berne, Switzerland. Prior to his current appointment as Professor/Hon. Consultant, Head & Chair of Periodontology at UCL Eastman Dental Institute & Hospital, he held the appointments of Lecturer and Senior Lecturer in Periodontology at the UCL- Eastman Dental Institute.
Professor Donos has published extensively in the leading peer-reviewed journals in periodontology and implantology in the field of periodontal/bone regeneration and he is member of the editorial board of Journal of Clinical Periodontology and Clinical Oral Implants Research. Furthermore, he is member of the abstract review panel of the Periodontal Research Group of the IADR.
Professor Donos is actively involved in the field of implantology where, on a national level, he is the Director of the ITI Scholarship Center at the UCL-Eastman Dental Institute and the education delegate of the ITI UK & Ireland section.
His research activity is in the field of periodontal/ bone regeneration and osseointegration where he has secured a number of research grants.
The Eastman Dental Institute has experts in the fields of:
Dental Public Health
Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Professionals complementary to Dentistry
Professor Nikolaos Donos
Eastman Clinical Investigation Centre
256 Gray's Inn Road
Tel: 020 7915 2334
Fax: 020 7915 1213
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