Mr STEVE BONSOR

Mr STEVE BONSOR
Mr STEVE BONSOR

Mr STEVE BONSOR

BDS (Hons) MSc FHEA FDS RCPS (Glasg) MDTFEd

Senior Clinical Lecturer

About

Room A114, Institute of Dentistry, University of Aberdeen, Foresterhill Campus, Cornhill Road, Aberdeen AB25 2ZR

Biography

Mr Steve Bonsor graduated from the University of Edinburgh in 1992 with Honours.  He worked as a part-time clinical teacher at Dundee Dental Hospital and School and Honorary Clinical Teacher at the University of Dundee in the Sections of Operative Dentistry, Fixed Prosthodontics, Endodontology and Integrated Oral Care for nearly ten years.  He was awarded Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy in 2007.  He completed a Master of Science degree at the University of Bristol, graduating in 2008. He was awarded Fellowship of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow in 2016 and was admitted as a Member of the Faculty of Dental Trainers of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh in 2017.

In the Institute of Dentistry at the University of Aberdeen, he is an Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer in Restorative Dentistry and the Academic Theme Lead for the application of dental materials and biomaterials. His undergraduate textbook on the clinical application of dental materials was published in December 2012.

Steve is also heavily involved in postgraduate dental education having lectured throughout the UK and he currently holds an appointment at the University of Edinburgh on the MSc in Restorative Dentistry program as an Online Tutor/Clinical Lecturer.

He is an external examiner for the MSc in Restorative Dentistry at the University of Birmingham and an examiner for the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow for the MFDS examination.

He has newly been appointed the Lead for Dental Practice-based Research and Deputy Chair of the Institute's Research Committee. He is actively involved in research having published in peer reviewed journals with his main research areas being bacterial photodynamic therapy in relation to endodontics, the clinical performance of dental materials and outcomes of treatment.   He is a referee for a number of dental journals and a key influence of a number of dental material and equipment manufacturers. 

External Memberships

  • External examiner for the MSc in Restorative Dentistry at the University of Birmingham
  • Examiner for the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow for the MFDS examination
  • Editorial Board Member, Dental Update (Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow representative)
  • Reviewer for a number of dental journals

Latest Publications

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Research

Research Overview

  • Lead for Dental Practice-based Research, Institute of Dentistry, University of Aberdeen 
  • Deputy Chair of the Research Committee, Institute of Dentistry, University of Aberdeen 
  • Bacterial photodynamic therapy (photoactivated disinfection) in relation to endodontics
  • The clinical performance of dental materials 
  • Outcomes of treatment

Research Areas

Dentistry

Supervising

Current Research

  • Bacterial photodynamic therapy (photoactivated disinfection) in relation to endodontics
  • The clinical performance of dental materials 
  • Outcomes of treatment
  • Dental education
Teaching

Teaching Responsibilities

  • Academic Theme Lead for the Application of Dental Materials and Biomaterials
  • Restorative Dentistry
Publications

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