We’re entering a new era in dental treatments because of revolutionary new understanding of the biological processes underlying oral and dental diseases. And this new understanding, say Professors Iain Chapple and Tony Smith both of whom work at the School of Dentistry at the University of Birmingham, is leading to targeted biological approaches to dentistry which have the potential to dramatically improve both diagnosis and treatment.
Iain Chapple is Professor and Head of Periodontology and Consultant in Restorative Dentistry at Birmingham Dental School. He leads a Periodontal Research team active in the investigation of the pathobiological aspects of periodontal disease and mechanistic links between periodontal inflammation and systemic inflammatory diseases. He has a strong interest in free radical and antioxidant biology.