Dr Ekta Gupta

Dr Ekta Gupta


Dr Ekta Gupta
Dr Ekta Gupta

Contact Details

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The University of Aberdeen Dental School and Hospital, University of Aberdeen
Room A114, Cornhill Road
Foresterhill, Aberdeen, AB25 2ZR


My early career as a dentist in India focussed on the care of people with dental needs in community settings. This interest in population oral health led directly into my Masters and PhD in Dental Public Health. I worked as post-doctoral research associate at University of Sheffield in 2014. Thereafter, I was appointed Lecturer in Dental Public Health at University of Aberdeen in March 2016.

My teaching commitments have involved developing undergraduate DPH programme in Aberdeen Dental School. My current research foucses on understanding the factors which impact oral health in elderly, evidence synthesis and health services research. My previous research has focussed on the effect of the mouth on everyday life and the use of this effect to evaluate oral health care. 

Internal Memberships and Affiliations

  • Co-ordinator for undergradute research including vacation scholarships 
  • Institite of Dentistry, Aberdeen representative at the Scottish Oral Health and Research Colloboration (SOHRC)
  • Theme lead for Dental Public Health

Research Overview

My specific research interests include: oral health inequalities, oral health quality of life; health service evaluation; and the psychosocial impact of oral health conditions.

I have previously worked on a research project which aimed to develop a self-help CBT-based resource for young people with dental anxiety, funded by a Research for Patient Benefit (NIHR) grant.

My PhD research identified significant psychosocial variables and pathways predicting oral health quality of life in adults with potential implications for oral health promotion interventions and oral health inequalities. 

Current Research

I am currently working on ODRT funded study "Oral Health Literacy in older adults with Chronic Diseases "

I am involved in NIHR funded dental trials undertaken at the Health Services Research Unit at Aberdeen which focus on implementing high quality research evidence in primary dental care settings.

Research Funding and Grants

BSODR-ODRT PreViser Award. 2019 'Oral Health Literacy in older adults with Chronic Diseases'


Teaching Responsibilities

I am the lead in Dental Public Health at the Aberdeen Dental school. I am responsible for developing and teaching the UG Dental Public Health curriculum.



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  • Diagnostic salivary biomarkers in oral cancer and oral potentially malignant disorders and their relationships to risk factors ?: A systematic review

    Piyarathne, N. S., Rasnayake, R., Angammana, R., Chandrasekera, P., Ramachandra, S., Weerasekera, M., Yasawardene, S., Abu Eid, R., Jayasinghe, J., Gupta, E.

    Expert Review of Molecular Diagnostics

    Contributions to Journals: Articles

  • Selective caries removal in permanent teeth (script) for the treatment of deep caries lesions: A randomised controlled clinical trial in primary care

    Clarkson, J. E., Ramsay, C., Ricketts, D. N. J., Banerjee, A., Deery, C., Lamont, T. J., Boyers, D., Marshman, Z., Goulao, B., Bannister, K., Conway, D. I., Dawett, B., Baker, S. R., Sherriff, A., Young, L., van der Pol, M., MacLennan, G., Floate, R., Braid, H. J., Fee, P. A., Forrest, M., Gouick, J., Mitchell, F. E., Gupta, E., Dakri, R., Kettle, J., McGuff, T., Dunn, K.

    BMC Oral Health

    Contributions to Journals: Articles

  • Smile4life Reflexive Mapping Exercise. Better Health and social care for homeless people (Aberdeen): Reflexive Mapping Exercise of services and organisations to support people experiencing homelessness or at risk to become homeless in Aberdeen

    Gupta, E., Rodriguez, A., Arora, G., Freeman, R. (ed.)

    University of Dundee. 66 pages

    Books and Reports: Other Reports

  • Pooled versus individual nucleic acid amplification testing for detection of active SARS-CoV-2 infection (Protocol)

    Hijazi, K., Lawes, T., Okoliegbe, I., Gupta, E., Wilson, B., El-Sakka, N., Nebot, C., Okpo, E., Osman, M., Niu, C., Imoesi, P., Poobalan, A., Gould, I., Brazzelli, M.


    Other Contributions: Other Contributions

  • Social media use in dental education: a systematic review

    Gupta, E., Sinclair, S., Moreno Lopez, R.

    Contributions to Conferences: Other Contributions

  • A scoping review of the uses of the care index in children

    Gupta, E., Innes, N., Schuller, A. A., Vermaire, J. H., Marshman, Z.

    Community Dental Health, vol. 34, no. 3, pp. 131-136

    Contributions to Journals: Articles

  • Development and Testing of a Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Resource for Children’s Dental Anxiety

    Porritt, J., Rodd, H., Morgan, A., Williams, C., Gupta, E., Kirby, J., Creswell, C., Newton, T., Stevens, K., Baker, S., Prasad, S., Marshman, Z.

    JDR Clinical & Translational Research, vol. 2, no. 1, pp. 23-37

    Contributions to Journals: Articles

  • Protocol for a feasibility study of a self-help cognitive behavioural therapy resource for the reduction of dental anxiety in young people

    Marshman, Z., Morgan, A., Porritt, J., Gupta, E., Baker, S., Creswell, C., Newton, T., Stevens, K., Williams, C., Prasad, S., Kirby, J., Rodd, H.

    Pilot & Feasibility Studies, vol. 2, 13

    Contributions to Journals: Articles

  • Oral health Inequalities: Relationships between environmental and individual factors

    Gupta, E., Robinson, P. G., Marya, C. M., Baker, S. R.

    Journal of Dental Research, vol. 94, no. 10, pp. 1362-1368

    Contributions to Journals: Articles

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